It’s almost new iPad season, reportedly.
In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a prominent Apple prognosticator, doubled down on a previous report, stating that Apple will launch new iPads by the end of March. Beyond that release window, Gurman added that this could be the “biggest revamp ever” for Apple’s tablets.
As for what that specifically means, we have only a few crumbs of information to go on at this point. Gurman has said since last year that Apple is planning on making 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pros with new M3 chips, and for the first time, OLED displays. There may also be a new 10.9-inch iPad Air and a larger 12.9-inch Air, which would put it on par size-wise with the Pro. However, those will likely not have OLED displays.
We could also see the new iPad Pros ditch the current camera orientation (the front camera sits on top if you hold the iPad Pro vertically right now). Some stray code found in iOS 17.4 more or less confirms that Apple is planning on putting the front camera on the tablet’s longer side so it’ll be more conducive to video calls. We may also see a new Magic Keyboard accessory, per Gurman.
If you’ve been waiting for a new iPad upgrade, you may not have to wait much longer.