Apple to announce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models on May 7th event “Let Loose”

Apple has announced its long-awaited launch event for new iPad Pro and iPad Air models. The event, titled “Let Loose”, will take place on Tuesday, May 7th at 7am Pacific Time, and will be live-streamed on YouTube, the Apple website, and the Apple TV app. 

Apple May 7 iPad launch event

It was long rumored that the updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models would launch during the week of 6th May, and the invite has confirmed the leaks. These will be the first new iPad models since 2022 across Apple’s complete tablet lineup, so all eyes are on the launch event.

Here is everything that is rumored for these upcoming models:

iPad Pro

The upcoming 2024 iPad Pro models are expected to feature the new M3 chip, with performance and efficiency improvements. Both 11-inch and 12-inch models will feature OLED displays, as well as a thinner enclosure and reduced bezels. The tablets will also have optional matte screen variants. Other updates will include landscape front cameras and potentially MagSafe wireless charging.

iPad Air 5

iPad Air will get a performance boost with the M2 chip, and a new 12.9-inch mini-LED display variant. These new tablets will also feature a landscape front camera for improvements to video calls. Otherwise, details are thin regarding external changes which means that we may see the same external enclosure in the updates.

For both tablet lineups, Apple is expected to launch a new Magic Keyboard which will feature an aluminum enclosure and larger trackpad (finally!), as well as a redesigned Apple Pencil with a new “squeeze” gesture as one of its main selling points. The Pencil is also expected to support visionOS down the road.

Apple Pencil 3

The entry-level iPad and iPad mini models are also long overdue for upgrades, however, there have not been any new rumors or leaks regarding these devices. Last we heard anything about these devices was that the iPad mini would get an upgrade to the A16 Bionic chip and also a fix for the jelly scrolling effect, while the entry-level iPad will also get a faster SoC.

Stay tuned as we bring you the latest updates from the upcoming event.

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