This week, Apple is preparing to unveil new updates for its iPad lineup, which are likely to be announced on Tuesday, October 17, as reported Supercharged and confirmed by the 9to5Mac sources. The iPad models that will receive the update include the iPad Air, iPad mini, and the base iPad model. They are expected to bring improvements in specifications, but no changes in design.
The iPad Air, which was last released last spring and is currently equipped with an M1 chip, will be upgraded to an M2 processor. The new iPad mini, on the other hand, is projected to receive the A16 Bionic, which is a slight upgrade to the existing A15 Bionic chip. In addition, there is information that the new iPad mini will be equipped with a new display controller to solve the problem of “jelly scrolling” observed in the current generation.
The basic iPad model, which was updated a year ago, has a new slim bezel design, fresh colors, and a Touch ID side button. It is now powered by the A14 Bionic chip. Although the exact specifications of the upcoming 11th-generation model remain uncertain, there is speculation that if the iPad mini gets an A16 processor, the base iPad model may follow suit.
However, the iPad Pro lineup will remain unchanged for now. Its last update took place in October 2022, and the next generation models, which are rumored to be equipped with OLED displays for the first time, are expected no earlier than the end of next year.