New iPads Delayed to May: The Wait Gets Longer!

New iPads Delayed to May: The Wait Gets Longer!

Apple had plans to introduce updated iPads either this month or in early April but has encountered delays with their next-generation tablets from the Cupertino-based company. Instead, Apple recently unveiled the MacBook Air M3. According to information from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the new iPads are now anticipated to launch in May.

New iPads Facing Delay

Speculations surrounding the new iPads, particularly the upcoming Air and Pro models, have been widespread for months. Apple broke its tradition last year by not releasing any tablet models, marking the longest gap in its tablet history. The most recent iPad Pro and Air models were announced in 2022, with the Air model now two years old and running on the older M1 chip.

May Launch Expected

Sources familiar with the situation, as cited by Gurman, reveal that the iPad Pro tablets featuring OLED displays and the iPad Air in two different sizes are now slated for a May release. Apple's suppliers overseas have expedited the production of these highly anticipated tablets. The delay was attributed to finalizing software and overcoming complexities in screen manufacturing.

Upgrades and Features

The iPad Pro with OLED display is said to come in four variants with codenames J717, J718, J720, and J721, boasting significant improvements since 2018. These upgrades include a faster M3 chip, the inclusion of MagSafe, sleeker designs, and more. On the other hand, the sixth-generation iPad Air in 10.9 and 12.9-inch sizes is anticipated to be powered by the M2 chip. Apple's goal with these new tablets is to revitalize its declining sales figures.

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