When Will Apple Finally Launch New iPads? Here's What Rumors Say

Rumors have been circulating about new iPad Pro and iPad Air models for many months, and the devices should be released soon.

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Below, we outline when Apple is expected to announce and launch new iPads.

Short Answer

Apple is expected to announce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models in late March to early April, and begin shipping the devices to customers in April.

Long Answer

Apple's new iPad Pro models with OLED displays will likely begin shipping to customers in April, according to information shared this week by Ross Young, CEO of display industry research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also said the new iPad Pro models might not ship until "deeper" into April in his Power On newsletter on Sunday:

I've repeatedly said that new software for the iPad Pro — a variant of iPadOS 17.4 designed for the updated models — won't be complete until the end of March or even sometime in April. Once the OS is finished, Apple needs to send it off to the factories to be installed on the new hardware. That process could last a couple weeks, probably taking us deeper into next month.

Young expects Apple to announce the new iPad Pro models in "late March or early April," so the devices could still be unveiled later this month. Gurman has also said that an announcement is possible as early as the "end of March." Specifically, Tuesday, March 26 has been floated as a potential announcement date for the new iPads.

Young said Apple also plans to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad Air, and it will likely be announced alongside the new iPad Pro models and an updated 10.9-inch iPad Air.

The following iPad-related announcements are expected in March or April:

Gurman previously ruled out an Apple Event for the new iPads. Instead, the devices will likely be announced in a press release on the Apple Newsroom website, like the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with the M3 chip were earlier this month.

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