Apple's new iPad Pro, iPad Air models likely to launch in May: Mark Gurman

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Apple is expected to refresh its iPad Pro and iPad Air models. Over the past few months, several leaks and reports about the alleged tablet have emerged online. The new iPad Pro and iPad Air are expected to get larger displays and new chipsets. Recent leaks have revealed that Apple will launch these iPad models in April. However, now a new report suggests that the launch of the next-generation iPad Pro and iPad Air has been pushed forward.

In a report, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says Apple could unveil the highly anticipated iPad Pro and iPad Air models as early as May, about a month before its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is scheduled to begin on June 10. . He said Apple suppliers are currently ramping up production of expected iPad models.

An earlier report by Gurman had claimed that the products could launch in late March or April. Gurman now says the delay is due to “software work for the devices” and “complex new manufacturing technology” of the new displays the models will get.

According to the report, four new iPad Pro variants codenamed J717, J718, J720 and J721 are expected to be powered by Apple's new M3 chipset and are said to be “redesigned versions of the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil.” support.

Apple is also reportedly working to bring OLED screens to upcoming iPad models. The iPad Air, which is currently available only in 10.9-inch size, is also expected to come with a 12.9-inch display. The next-generation iPad Air models are likely to feature the M2 chipset and may also feature landscape-oriented front cameras.

Meanwhile, another recent leak suggests that the upcoming iPad Pro models will have thinner bezels and will be available in “shiny and matte screen versions.” A tipster claimed that the 11-inch variant will have 7.12mm bezels, while the 12.9-inch option will have 7.08mm bezels, which is 10 and 15 percent smaller, respectively, than their 2022 models.


Apple launched the iPad Pro (2022) and iPad (2022) this week, along with the new Apple TV. We discuss the company's latest products, along with our review of the iPhone 14 Pro on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and wherever you get your podcasts.
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