Apple Suppliers Say New iPads Have Been 'Repeatedly Postponed'

It has been nearly 18 months since Apple last updated its iPad lineup, and customers are anxiously waiting for new models to be announced. For months, there have been rumors about new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, but the estimated timeframe for their release has been repeatedly pushed back from March to April to May.

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In defense of these rumors, it does sound like Apple has experienced delays with the new iPads. DigiTimes this week cited sources at Taiwanese suppliers who said mass production of camera lenses for the upcoming iPads has been "repeatedly postponed," and the report vaguely mentions that a "production launch" will likely take place in May.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman last week reported that Apple is currently aiming to launch the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models in "early May," and he said production of the devices has already been ramping up in Asia. He said Apple was still finishing iPadOS software development for the new iPads, and added that advanced OLED display manufacturing techniques have also contributed to the delayed launch.

Apple is expected to announce the following products:

Apple last updated the iPad Pro and iPad Air in October 2022 and March 2022, respectively, so new versions of the devices are much anticipated.

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Top Rated Comments

raindogg Avatar
8 weeks ago
Have they really been "anxiously" waiting? Beside tech reviewers I don't know anyone who cares. What's this new iPad going to do that my 3 year old iPad can't? It's still the same limited OS.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
8 weeks ago

Have they really been "anxiously" waiting? Beside tech reviewers I don't know anyone who cares. What's this new iPad going to do that my 3 year old iPad can't? It's still the same limited OS.
Yes, I have been anxiously awaiting the introduction of OLED to the iPad Pros. This is literally one of the biggest upgrades to the iPad line in many, many years.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
8 weeks ago

What's this new iPad going to do that my 3 year old iPad can't?
Show light text on true-black background. Have a centered camera in landscape orientation. Weigh less. Cost less for a 12.9” model.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
8 weeks ago

Gurman wrong again. Why does MacRumors even report things he says at this point?
I disagree that he was wrong, and I don't get all the hate he gets.

The launch being repeatedly postponed is beyond his control, and I think some people are taking out their frustration on him.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
8 weeks ago

The iPad Mini has had the longest time since a release, if I understand correctly, appears to be popular judging from the forum (and my kid; I used to own one, too), and yet no mention of it?
The iPad mini always had longer refresh cycles. It was 3.5 years at one point.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cnnyy20p Avatar
8 weeks ago
They have been mostly the same since 2018.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)