Gurman: New iPads Scheduled for Launch in March 2024

Apple is not planning to launch new iPad models until around March 2024, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims.

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In the most recent "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that the new Apple Pencil with USB-C comes ahead of an ‌iPad‌ refresh in the spring. He added that Apple has been working on the 11th-generation ‌iPad‌, seventh-generation iPad mini, and sixth-generation iPad Air for some time.

Apple is apparently planning to release new iPads in March, which will likely "at least" include these three refreshed devices. The next-generation iPad Pro is also a possibility, but only the "more minor" ‌iPad‌ updates appear to be locked down for the spring at the current time.

Gurman added that he anticipates that the first-generation Apple Pencil will be discontinued alongside the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌, since there will no longer be any new iPads on sale from Apple with a Lightning connector at that point. This change is not expected to happen "anytime soon."

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Top Rated Comments

t0rqx Avatar
8 months ago

Existing iPad users are least concerned about this because they are happy with what they have. I am not buying a new iPad until fall 2025 when my 2017 12.9 iPad Pro stops getting updates.
We do not need new iPads. We need a revamped iPadOS.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chazak Avatar
8 months ago

Most of apples consumers don’t come on this site, don’t follow these rumors and wouldn’t care or want to care. Even if you buy an iPad at the end of its release cycle… it’s going to last years and years.
Exactly. There tends to be a massive failure by the MacRumors and 9to5 crowd to understand we are not Apple's bread and butter. We are a fairly unique subset among consumers of Apple products and not representative of where the vast majority of their profits come from. So many here forget these are business decisions that go far beyond chips and technology. Technophiles are not famous for their business acumen or their knowledge of business finance.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
8 months ago
Gotta keep these rumors coming… otherwise we don’t have anything to talk about right?

I would say the vast majority of people coming to this site could have predicted this following on the other news of no more iPad releases for 2023.

On another topic

If it ain’t M5 I’m not upgrading from my Apple Newton, M3 and M4 are just no where near powerful enough for my workflow.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
8 months ago

Another bold prediction…
If true, I question this strategy as consumers are not likely to upgrade during spring, iPad is a holiday gift (exclude the pro)
Most of apples consumers don’t come on this site, don’t follow these rumors and wouldn’t care or want to care. Even if you buy an iPad at the end of its release cycle… it’s going to last years and years.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
8 months ago
Snooze fest
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
8 months ago

If/when they discontinue iPad 9 they really need to bring cut the price on the 11 since it will then be the entry level iPad.
The basic iPad is an insult to entry level pricing. The keyboard is also hideously expensive for what it is.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)