New iPads with M3 chips won’t arrive until 2024

Anyone who wants to purchase a new Apple tablet should wait another year: Apple will launch refreshed iPads in 2024.

2023 was an eventful year for Apple. The brand introduced the iPhone 15 series in September: the first Apple smartphone with a usb-c-connector. During the Scary Fast event at the end of October, the tech giant unveiled a few more refreshed ones iMacs on Macbooks. However, fans of tabnlets were left wanting in 2023: Apple did not announce any new iPads in 2023.

It would, according to Bloombergs Mark Gurman However, it shouldn’t be too long before we see new iPads. According to the Apple analyst, new tablet computers would no longer be available this year, but they will be on the program again next year. Apple is not yet done with refreshing the iPads. However, next year the company is said to be “updating the entire iPad lineup.” It would not only concern the standard model. The iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro would also receive an update.

New chip

For most iPads, this last happened in 2022 – with the exception of the iPad mini, which already dates from 2021. Apple will probably equip the devices with new M3 chips in different variants. Apple currently offers such M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips. There is a possibility that Apple will come up with a new and stronger version of that processor: the M3 Ultra.

According to Gurman, that chip is “not yet widely tested”. So it is unclear whether an M3 Ultra will come to the new iPads. It is more likely that that chip is intended for the new Mac Studio that is currently in the development phase.

New Apple products in 2024

Furthermore, new MacBook Air models are planned for 2024. This would again be a 13-inch and a 15-inch variant. Apple is also expected to release an updated version of its Mac Mini in 2024. Finally, 2024 would also bring new AirPods earphones. In any case, we will have to wait until 2025 for a new version of the AirPods Max.