In 2023, Apple broke its tradition of annually releasing new or updated versions of its iPad tablet products. However, according to a recent report from Bloomberg citing unnamed sources, this trend is expected to change in March 2024. The Cupertino-based company is anticipated to unveil new models of its iPad Air and iPad Pro tablets.
The report suggests that the upcoming version of the iPad Air will mark a departure by being released in two different sizes for the first time. Alongside its existing 10.9-inch display, Apple is rumored to introduce a larger iPad Air variant featuring a 12.9-inch screen.
The report stated:
The additional screen size for the iPad Air is part of a strategy to offer more options at different prices. It lets consumers get a larger display without having to pay for the iPad Pro, which costs several hundred dollars more. This approach mirrors Apple’s strategy with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The upcoming iPad Pro tablets, as per the report, are expected to come in 11-inch and 13-inch variants and will feature OLED displays for the first time. The report also notes that these new iPad Pro tablets will be equipped with Apple’s latest M3 processor.
In anticipation of the new iPad releases, it is logical to expect the availability of corresponding accessories. Bloomberg indicates that in March 2024, alongside the new iPads, Apple plans to launch the third generation of the Apple Pencil stylus and updated versions of its Magic Keyboard.
Additionally, the report mentions the release of a new iteration of the MacBook Air notebook in March, featuring 11-inch and 13-inch displays and powered by the new M3 chip.
Furthermore, the article highlights Apple’s imminent major hardware launch—the Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset, which was officially announced in June. The headset is still slated to be available for purchase in early 2024, with a price tag of $3,499.