PSA: Don't Buy an iPad Right Now, New Models Coming in 2024

If you're in the market for a new iPad, you might want to go ahead and hold off. Apple hasn't introduced updates to any of its ‌iPad‌ models in 2023 so far, and rumors suggest that refreshes aren't coming until 2024.


MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera recaps all the latest ‌iPad‌ rumors in his latest video, so watch that to get an overview of the current status of each ‌iPad‌.

Basically, iPad Pro, iPad mini, and iPad Air refreshes are coming in 2024, so if you can hold off on buying a new tablet, you should. This is especially true for the ‌iPad Pro‌, because we're expecting a major overhaul soon.

OLED displays are coming to new 11 and 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ options in 2024, plus the tablets are going to get Apple's latest M3 chip with more power and improved efficiency, so it's worth waiting.

As for the ‌iPad mini‌, it hasn't been updated since 2021, and the ‌iPad Air‌ has been around since March 2022, so both are on the older side. The standard ‌iPad‌ was refreshed last year and Apple has thus far updated it every year, so it's the one tablet we might possibly see updated in 2023, though rumors have said nothing about it.

Unless you have an urgent need for an ‌iPad‌ or come across a great deal, it's worth holding out for updated hardware at this point. For more on what to expect from future iPads, check out our recent rumor recap.

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Top Rated Comments

iLoveDeveloping Avatar
11 months ago
Don’t buy an iPad now because there is a new one coming next year? Are you kidding me? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. In that case no one should ever buy a new iPhone cos there is a new one next each year. Seriously wow…
Score: 104 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BB1970 Avatar
11 months ago
Counterpoint: Buy something when you want it.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
everlast3434 Avatar
11 months ago
Don’t buy an iPhone either! I heard there’s a new one coming out in 2024 too!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zombierunner Avatar
11 months ago
Definitely waiting for the new iPad Pro in 2024. Will be upgrading from 2018 model.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CheesePuff Avatar
11 months ago

Counterpoint: Buy something when you want it.
Exactly.. we're most likely looking at 7 months until the next keynote (March 2024) so this just seems like such silly advice, especially since you can get deep discounts on models now.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OferJ Avatar
11 months ago

Don’t buy an iPad now because there is a new one coming next year? Are you kidding me? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. In that case no one should ever buy a new iPhone cos there is a new one next each year. Seriously wow…
You're comparing two very different items with very different release schedules. iPhones are updated every single year, so yes, this advice wouldn't make any sense if applied to an iPhone. iPads on the other hand aren't on a yearly update schedule. With this year well past the halfway point, it absolutely makes sense to hold off on purchasing a new iPad if there are new models coming out next year, especially if there are major overhauls rumored for them (like with the iPad Pro)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)