Surprise! Apple could launch 3 new iPads tomorrow; Know what’s coming

As many as 3 new iPads could be on the way and Apple could announce them as soon as tomorrow although a big flashy launch event isn’t likely to take place, according to a new report.

| Updated on: Oct 16 2023, 11:10 IST
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1/5 The iPhone 15 Plus gets the same 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display as its predecessor, although the peak brightness has now been bumped up to a staggering 2000 nits, which is super useful especially outdoors. However, it still sticks with the 60Hz refresh rate. Therefore, the lack of ProMotion is a bummer. (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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2/5 Finally! Apple has got rid of the notch and brought the Dynamic Island, which debuted with the iPhone 14 Pro models, to the iPhone 15 Plus. It is a nifty little feature that is useful when you’re streaming music, navigating routes, ordering food, or doing all of those things simultaneously. (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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3/5 The shiny glass at the back is no more, and the iPhone 15 Plus now gets a new soft, matte finish which is less of a fingerprint magnet. While the smartphone’s design is almost identical to its predecessor, it now gets slightly rounded edges which makes it far more comfortable to hold for longer periods. And yes, the iconic mute switch is still here on the iPhone 15 Plus. (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Lightning is officially dead! After years of resisting peer pressure, Apple has finally adopted USB Type-C, complying with the EU’s new regulations. But we’re not complaining. Apple has provided a nice, braided cable with the iPhone 15 Plus, although the charging speed is still limited to 20W. (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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5/5 One of the main changes this year is the camera system. After a couple of generations featuring the same 12MP camera, Apple has finally brought the 48MP camera to the iPhone 15 Plus, and the difference is instantly noticeable, with well-detailed images. With the new Smart HDR 5, photos are now well-balanced with good exposure. Stay tuned for some amazing snapshots in our full review which comes out soon! (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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M2-powered iPad Air could be launched soon, as per reports. (Unsplash)

It has been an eventful year for Apple so far. At its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 in June, the Cupertino-based tech giant showcased the latest operating systems for its devices while also unveiling Vision Pro, the company's first-ever spatial computer, and a new 15-inch MacBook Air. Last month, we witnessed the launch of the new iPhone 15 series, along with new Apple Watches. We've seen the launch of every device so far except one - iPad.

There hasn't been an instance in the iPad's 13-year old history where a whole year has gone by without any new releases, and it won't be the case this time as well as a new report claims that Apple could unveil its latest iPads this week.

New iPads on the way

According to a report by Supercharged, Apple could expand its iPad lineup by announcing new iPads this week. The news comes after Supercharged spoke to sources familiar with Apple's media plans. Last year Apple introduced the M2-powered iPad Pro alongside the iPad 10th Gen in October. And this October could witness the launch of three new iPads - iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad 11th Gen.

What's more interesting is that the launch could happen as soon as tomorrow, October 17!

No official information has been revealed in terms of specs however a possible bump in processor could be on the cards. While it is known that iPads powered by Apple's upcoming M3 SoC are in the works, they aren't likely to see the light of day this year.

Instead, the new iPad Air could finally get the M2 upgrade, while the iPad Mini could feature A16 SoC, the chip which also powers the current iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, as well as last year's iPhone 14 Pro models.

Although Apple held a big event named ‘Wonderlust' where it unveiled its new iPhones on September 12, it isn't likely to be the case with the new iPads. Instead, Apple could simply announce them via a press release and announcement video on its website, YouTube channel and social media handles. Apple has also scheduled briefings with select media personnel this week, as per the report.

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First Published Date: 16 Oct, 09:56 IST