Apple Announces 'Let Loose' Event on May 7 Amid Rumors of New iPads

Apple has announced it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. The event invitation has a tagline of "Let Loose" and shows an artistic render of an Apple Pencil, suggesting that iPads will be a focus of the event.


The event invitation does not mention an in-person component, with Apple inviting the media to watch online alongside the general public.

During the event, Apple is expected to announce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, along with updated Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard accessories.

Here is everything that has been rumored:

Apple has not released any new iPads since late 2022, so this event has been a long time coming. The event will take place just over a month before Apple's annual developers conference WWDC, which runs from June 10 through June 14.

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truthsteve Avatar
5 weeks ago
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Mark Gurman is dead wrong:

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PeterKeller Avatar
5 weeks ago
Finally we can stop talking about this.
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wanha Avatar
5 weeks ago
"let loose" is basically the antithesis of Apple's control freak culture

but let's be nice and call it aspirational
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abatabia Avatar
5 weeks ago
Odd time for an event. For me I’m not updating my iPads any time soon. I hardly use the ones I have tbh.

Still any apple event is welcome I guess.
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MayaUser Avatar
5 weeks ago

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Mark Gurman is dead wrong:

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but still he called ipads in May
How do you know Apple didnt wanted first an event, and now they changed their mind?
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erikkfi Avatar
5 weeks ago
FINALLY we can stop speculating about when the iPad launch is happening this year! Exciting times!
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