Apple to Launch New 12.9-inch iPad Air in Early 2024

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  • Recent reports indicate that the brand Apple is widely rumoured to be debuting new iPad models in 2024. 
  • A well-known Apple analyst claims that the forthcoming 2024 upgrades of Apple for its iPad lineup will include a new model of iPad Air.
  • It is expected that the 10.9-inch variant will be joined by a 12.9-inch variant that would not have the mini-LED tech of its iPad Pro counterpart. 

A well-known Apple analyst claims that the forthcoming 2024 upgrades of Apple for its iPad lineup will include a new model of iPad Air, along with a new 12.9-inch variant probably on the way. 

Recent reports indicate that the brand Apple is widely rumoured to be debuting new iPad models in 2024, with most of the attention being on the iPad mini and iPad Pro. However, the exact schedule is not confirmed yet. In a report by TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it appears that many times overlooked iPad Air could get new better options.  

It is being speculated that in a Medium post, Kuo writes that two iPad Air models are scheduled for mass production in early 2024. It is expected that the 10.9-inch variant will be joined by a 12.9-inch variant that would not have the mini-LED tech of its iPad Pro counterpart, but the fact is it will get few benefits from using the same-spec Oxide backplane. 

However, this is not the first time a larger iPad Air has been proposed in rumours. A tipster also stated that two OLED versions will get delayed to the first or second quarter compared to early quarter versus early quarter one in planning, which is apparently down to OLED panel troubles. 

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Kuo also gave fair warning that, in the scenario where the price of the new 10.9 inches iPad Air is unchanged, and the 12.9-inch iPad Air is “beyond doubt more expensive,” then it is also possible that Apple might increase the price of the OLED iPad Pro models to fill the price gap between the ranges. 

Kuo trusts that mass production of a new iPad mini will be delayed into the second half of 2024, as compared to previous predictions of the first quarter. Whereas the forthcoming 11th-gen iPad will also be mass-produced in the second quarter of the year. Plus, he also thinks that the 9th generation iPad’s production will “go to end-of-life” before the end of 2024.

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