Don’t expect an updated iPad to wrap up Tuesday’s Wonderlust event. A trusted source of Apple insider information says Apple probably won’t introduce any tablets this year.
But 2024 should be a big year for iPad.
The be might be no 2023 iPad
An updated version of the basic iPad comes out almost every fall. And Apple introduced the new model during its annual September event back in 2021, 2020 and 2019. But in 2022, the launch was moved to October. In 2023, it might not happen at all.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with TF International Securities, said Tuesday, “New iPad models are unlikely before the year’s end.”
Kuo has sources in Apple’s component supply chain that enable him to make generally accurate predictions about future Apple products.
No 2023 iPad could be a sign that Apple will stop updating the basic version every year. That wouldn’t be a major shift in strategy, considering the Pro models are already refreshed roughly every 18 months.
As it stands, the newest iPadOS device is the iPad 10, which brought in a refreshed design, larger display, USB-C, a faster processor and other enhancements.
2024 should be a banner year for iPad
While 2023 was slow for iPad, next year likely won’t be. Multiple leaks point to Apple upgrading the next iPad Pro with an OLED display in 2024. It will include a slightly larger 13-inch model as well and the usual 11-inch one. And the tablets will run the upcoming Apple M3 processor.
And 2024 will also probably bring the iPad 11.