Apple Event for New iPads Still Considered 'Unlikely' Following Delays

Apple is "unlikely" to hold an event to announce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, according to sources cited by Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes.

M3 iPad Feature 3
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman already said Apple was not planning to hold an event for the new iPads, but he made this claim back in early March, before it was reported that the devices were postponed due to manufacturing delays. With the new iPads now expected to launch in early May, DigiTimes believes Apple is still not planning to hold an event.

Instead of an event, it is likely that Apple will announce the new iPads in a press release shared on its website, as it did for the MacBook Air models with the M3 chip in early March. Gurman believes Apple will announce the new iPads by the second week of May, barring any further delays due to production challenges.

Gurman said two factors contributing to the new iPads being delayed were Apple still finishing iPadOS software development for the new iPads, and advanced manufacturing techniques for the OLED displays that the devices will use.

A recap of the iPad-related products that Apple is expected to announce:

It has been nearly 18 months since Apple last released new iPads, so customers have been waiting a long time for updated models to launch. 2023 was the first year in which Apple did not release any new iPads in the device's history.

Related Roundups: iPad Air , iPad Pro
Related Forum: iPad

Popular Stories

iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

Report: These 10 New AI Features Are Coming in iOS 18

Sunday May 26, 2024 12:57 pm PDT by
iOS 18 and macOS 15 will offer an array of new AI features such as auto-generated emojis, suggested replies to emails and messages, and more, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. A significant portion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is expected to focus on AI features. Writing his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple's AI strategy emphasizes providing...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New AirPods Pro 2 Firmware

Tuesday May 28, 2024 11:46 am PDT by
Apple today released new firmware update for both the Lightning and USB-C versions of the AirPods Pro 2. The new firmware is version 6F7, up from the 6B34 firmware released in November. Apple does not provide details on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware beyond "bug fixes and other improvements," so it is unclear what's new in the update. Apple does not give...
new best buy blue

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale Has Record Low Prices on iPads, MacBooks, and Much More

Friday May 24, 2024 7:12 am PDT by
Best Buy today kicked off its Memorial Day weekend sale, and it has some of the best prices we've tracked in weeks on iPads and MacBooks. Specifically, you'll find record low prices on the 5th generation iPad Air, iPad mini 6, M2 MacBook Air, and M3 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment,...
iOS 18 WWDC 24 Feature 2

Gurman: iOS 18 Will Allow Users to Recolor App Icons and Place Them Anywhere

Sunday May 26, 2024 12:22 pm PDT by
Apple's iOS 18 update will introduce new features for further customizing the iPhone's home screen, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman claimed that Apple will allow users to change the color of app icons in iOS 18. For example, "you can make all your social icons blue or finance-related ones green." This kind of home screen...
iPad Pro Landscape Apple Logo Feature

Apple Says Future iPads Could Feature Landscape Apple Logo

Monday May 27, 2024 6:31 am PDT by
French website Numerama interviewed three senior Apple employees about the new iPad Pro models that launched earlier this month. While the discussion did not reveal many new details, it did mention one potential change for future iPads. While the Apple logo on the back of iPads is positioned so that it appears upright in vertical orientation, the devices are often used in landscape...

Top Rated Comments

TheLinkster Avatar
7 weeks ago
I wonder which set of dice Gurman is playing with today.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
7 weeks ago
The real delay is probably in the marketing department. "How do we sell a device that is barely more capable than the 2018 model in 2024?"

MBP/MBA all have high end software that differentiates them from year to year even with small performance gains. On really don't have that.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
7 weeks ago
Ok digitimes, we already got this from Mark G weeks ago..dont need to copy paste
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yourbigpalal83 Avatar
7 weeks ago
OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD...JUST ANNOUNCE THE DAMN THINGS ALLREADY. This is the most frustrating product release ever.

Heres the deal. I'm not wealthy...far from it, and yes i know to apple that means im worthless... I've been trying to save what i can for 5 months now enough money to get a damn OLED iPad when they finally release as i've wanted an OLED iPad ever since i got my first OLED iPhone.

I can go out right now and buy a brand new top of the line OLED TV today, but no as tempted as i am, i am holding out for the OLED iPad first.

Heres my problem. I know how much the OLED TV is! I have the money for it and i know its avalabe. I dont know when the new OLED Ipads will be avalable and how much they will cost!

Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gleepskip Avatar
7 weeks ago
Tim needs to call Elon to see if Apple can license the name “The Boring Company” from him.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slippery-pete Avatar
7 weeks ago

The real delay is probably in the marketing department. "How do we sell a device that is barely more capable than the 2018 model in 2024?"

MBP/MBA all have high end software that differentiates them from year to year even with small performance gains. On really don't have that.
Simple solution, don't buy one.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)