Apple is gearing up for its biggest event of the year, tomorrow. That’s the iPhone 15 announcement, alongside the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2. But the rumor mill never stops turning, and we’re starting to see more rumors about Apple’s next products like the iPad Air 6.
According to prolific leaker Mark Gurman, the iPad Air 6 is slated to come in October and it’ll be the only iPad update this year. It’s also likely to come sans event, however, and launch with a press release instead. Which we’ve seen Apple do a lot more recently for some smaller launches. So that should not come as a big surprise.
So what can we expect with this new iPad Air? Well, according to Gurman, the iPad Air will have some improved specs and the device is coming “soonish”. So it sounds like a pretty small update, and the iPad Pro isn’t being updated til next year. Which makes sense since the first OLED iPads are slated for 2024, and we’d expect the iPad Pro to be first in line for that upgrade.
There will be an October launch, but not an event
Gurman did say that there will be an October launch, but he’s not expecting an event. He’s expecting it to be similar to the M2 Pro and M2 Max Macbook Pro’s announcement earlier this year, which was done via press release with a short video announcing the products. He’s unsure that Apple has enough products to announce, to drag everyone over to Cupertino for another event.
Which, makes it sound like the M3 Macs aren’t coming until next year. Though if we don’t get new Macs this fall, it would be the first time in a very long time that there were no fall Mac announcements from Apple. But the next Macs we’re expecting will be based on M3.