It’s mid-November 2023, and it should be clear to any iPad fan out there that Apple won’t update any iPads in its lineup this year. The iPad 11, iPad mini 7, and iPad Air 6 models won’t launch until sometime next year. That’s also when Apple will update the iPad Pro line with OLED panels and other design changes.
It might all start with the iPad Air 6 refresh, which could launch early next year. Well-known Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo said in a new report that Apple has a surprise for buyers, prepping a 12.9-inch iPad Air model. This would be the first of its kind, and a more affordable large-screen iPad than the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro.