It was beforehand reported that Apple will host one other occasion within the October to November timeframe the place it can see match to announce the brand new M3 MacBook fashions in addition to new iPad fashions. Final week, it was coined that the corporate will solely launch the iPad Air in October with the brand new M2 chip whereas the M3 MacBook Air fashions will see daylight subsequent yr with the M3 iPad Professional fashions. Now, a outstanding analyst means that Apple is not going to launch any iPad mannequin this yr.
It is vitally ‘unlikely’ that Apple will announce a brand new M2 iPad Air or iPad mini 7 this yr with upgraded internals
In response to outstanding business analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it’s ‘unlikely’ that Apple will launch a brand new iPad this yr. What this implies is that after at present’s Wonderlust occasion, Apple is not going to host one other occasion this yr. The iPad Air and iPad mini sequence are due for an improve as each fashions haven’t been up to date for some time. It was additionally beforehand rumored that Apple is engaged on a brand new iPad mini 7 which is able to pack highly effective internals, doubtlessly the 3nm A17 Bionic chip for this yr.
The analyst didn’t share extra particulars on the topic. Apple may have moved away from the choice to launch the M2 iPad Air because of the M3 iPad Professional fashions. The M2 iPad Air would compete nicely in opposition to the M2 iPad Professional fashions and the corporate didn’t need its finances iPad to cannibalize the premium iPad Professional fashions so far as efficiency is worried. Henceforth, the corporate may announce the M2 iPad Air alongside the M3 iPad Professional fashions subsequent yr.
New iPad fashions are unlikely earlier than the yr’s finish.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) September 12, 2023
As for the iPad mini 7, Apple may have delayed its launch because of a possible chip scarcity. Apple is internet hosting its extremely anticipated Wonderlust occasion later at present to announce the forthcoming iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Professional fashions. The iPad mini 7 is predicted to function Apple’s A17 Bionic chip based mostly on a 3nm course of. Because the demand for the iPhone 15 Professional fashions shall be higher, the corporate may have reserved the iPad mini 7 for a later date. Nonetheless, these are mere speculations at this stage as the ultimate phrase rests with Apple.
Apple will announce new iPhone 15 and Apple Watch fashions alongside the discharge candidate construct of its upcoming iOS 17, watchOS 10, and extra updates. You’ll be able to watch the reside stream right here if you’re anxiously ready for the occasion. You may also see the occasion begin time to your native time zone if you wish to catch the occasion reside.