For most of the year there has been some expectation Apple would introduce new iPad models along with new Macs in October. This didn’t happen. In fact, the company has not introduced new iPads since last year, when it last updated the iPad and iPad Pro in October 2022.
At that time, people looked to the increasingly close integration between iPad and Mac as suggesting Apple sees both devices as more closely complementary than ever. That seems to be the case, given the tone of Apple’s latest Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro announcements. These discuss credible creative software improvements that extend across both the Mac and Apple tablet lines.