It’s been more than a year since Apple introduced new iPads, and there are conflicting reports regarding when the company might unveil its next offerings. Some insiders suggest that Apple could launch a new baseline iPad, an updated iPad mini, and an enhanced iPad Air featuring the M2 chip this week. However, there are also leaks indicating that the new iPads might not be arriving anytime soon.
According to a report from Supercharged, the new iPads are expected to be revealed as early as Tuesday, October 17. These reports suggest that the new iPads will maintain a similar design to their predecessors but will come with slight hardware upgrades.
The information suggests that the new iPad Air will be powered by the Apple Silicon M2 chip, while the iPad mini will utilize the A16 Bionic chip, the same chip found in the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. Additionally, a report from 9to5Mac hints that the new iPads will likely launch in October, possibly with a closed media briefing, followed by an official press release.