iPad Pro, iPad air, OLED, More: Everything We Expect To See At apple 'Let Loose' event On May 7

Apple is expected to launch a new iPad after a hiatus of nearly two years. Here's what the new, refreshed iPad lineup might bring to the table.

Apple is set to host a virtual event, dubbed 'Letting Loose' on May 7, stirring anticipation among iPad enthusiasts worldwide. While the spotlight typically shines on Apple's much-hyped AI-powered iOS 18 reveals at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled for June, this 'Let Loose' event promises something special, possibly new additions to the iPad family.

Clues from official promos suggest a focus on the iPad or iPad Pro, with the unmistakable presence of the apple Pencil. CEO Tim Cook further drove the point home with his witty tweet:

When Was The Last Time apple Launched New iPads?

The Cupertino tech giant last refreshed its iPad lineup back in october 2022 with the introduction of the 10th generation iPad, featuring a 10.9-inch screen and powered by the apple A14 Bionic chip. This iteration marked a shift to USB-C connectivity from the Lightning connector.

What To Expect From The Upcoming iPads

Industry speculations are rife about the forthcoming iPad Pro and iPad air models, both rumored to be powered by Apple's latest M3 chips. Reports suggest these might be the slimmest and most expansive iPads yet, with options of 11-inch or 12.9-inch displays. Notably, the iPad Pro is anticipated to embrace OLED technology for the first time, promising enhanced visual experiences.

Insider insights from Bloomberg hint at sharper OLED displays for the iPad Pro range, while the iPad air is poised to offer a 12.9-inch variant, expanding the display choices for consumers.

Further enhancing the display technology, the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Air is anticipated to sport a mini-LED screen, promising superior contrast ratios and deeper blacks compared to conventional LCD panels. Expectations are high for the new iPad Pro models, rumored to debut with the powerful M3 chip. Alongside, revamped versions of the Magic Keyboard and apple Pencil are anticipated to complement the upgraded devices.

However, reports suggest that the iPad air might miss out on a refreshed Magic Keyboard accessory.

Rumors also circulate regarding design tweaks, including the possible relocation of the front-facing FaceTime camera to the landscape orientation, aligning seamlessly with the Magic Keyboard setup.

Additionally, a redesigned camera bump with a vertical layout is anticipated, adding a touch of innovation to the aesthetics.

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