Apple may have a surprise iPad refresh announcement in store for this week. 9to5Mac originally said confirmed a report Supercharged that Apple will announce improvements to the specifications of three of its iPads: the base model, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini.
However, MacRumors points out that the Japanese blog Macotakara reports that a more likely announcement is a third-generation Apple Pencil rather than new tablet versions. Since then, 9to5Mac He said his sources indicate that only “something” related to the iPad will arrive this week.
in a story on sunday morning for BloombergMark Gurman said, “I don’t think any major upgrades are imminent,” while mentioning that Apple has versions of iPads with new chips in development.
TO September post on X Leaker Majin Bu said the Apple Pencil 3 would add interchangeable magnetic tips to the mix.
9to5Mac says Apple will issue a press release announcing that the iPad Air and iPad mini will move to the M2 and A16 Bionic chips, respectively. Apple updated the iPad Air and 10th-generation iPad last year, but it’s been twice as long since the company updated the iPad Mini with an A15 Bionic chip.
Update October 16 at 5:03 pm ET: Added additional reports about a possible Apple Pencil 3 announcement.