December 1, 2023

The weekend was stuffed with rumors about Apple readying an iPad launch for this week. These rumors go from a refresh to the entry iPad, mini, and Air variations as quickly as tomorrow, an replace not arriving this October, and even all this fuzz being a few new Apple Pencil 3, which may very well be introduced as an alternative of recent tablets. Right here’s what we all know.

On Saturday, Supercharged posted that Apple is launching new iPads this week, as Cupertino will likely be holding “briefings with choose media personnel scheduled for later this week particularly targeted on the iPad.” That stated, the publication believes new tablets may very well be launched as a result of a supply is attending one in every of these periods, almost certainly on Tuesday.

Then, 9to5Mac, reporting on this Supercharged story, stated it was additionally capable of independently verify that new iPad fashions might certainly be coming, which leads us to imagine that the publication additionally heard about some media periods taking place this week.

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Curiously, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, in his Energy On e-newsletter, writes that updates are coming, however not in October. “And whereas I reported in July that Apple was planning such a launch this yr, the most recent indications are that it gained’t occur this month. A new entry-level iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini are all in improvement with quicker chips, however I don’t imagine updates of any significance are imminent.”

Whereas we gained’t want to attend for much longer to find whether or not Apple is releasing new iPads tomorrow or not, the Japanese weblog Macotakara gave us an fascinating tidbit of what might truly be launched this week: the Apple Pencil 3.

Based on the publication’s sources, Apple will launch a brand new Pencil with replaceable magnet tip. If that seems to be correct, this might corroborate what leaker Majin Bu stated final month about Cupertino readying a brand new accent with magnetic suggestions for drawing, technical drawing, and digital portray.

Now, we’ll have to attend for an announcement to find if Apple is planning new tablets, a brand new Apple Pencil, or none for now.

2023 iPad fashions replace: Right here’s what we all know

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Apple iPad Mini 2021 Again Picture supply: Christian de Looper for BGR

Whereas BGR has reported about an OLED iPad Professional for 2024 with revamped equipment, it appears the 2023 lineup of Apple tablets will include minor upgrades, as each Bloomberg and 9to5Mac count on solely small enhancements.

These publications imagine solely a spec bump is predicted for these tablets, which implies the iPad 10 might get the A15 Bionic chip, the mini mannequin might get the A16 Bionic chip, and the iPad Air, the M2 processor.

Moreover that, the corporate might add new colours and enhance the cameras with a more recent model of Sensible HDR or Photonic Engine, and that’s it. Personally, I’d hope all new iPads add the front-facing digital camera to panorama mode, identical to Apple’s entry-level pill.

A revamped expertise is predicted for 2026 when Apple might roll out OLED to extra tablets.

BGR will let you understand if Apple releases any new merchandise tomorrow or within the days to come back.