The Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly working on two new versions of the iPad Air 6. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the company has four separate models in the works — two each in cellular and Wi-Fi.
Apple is making two two versions of the iPad Pro because it comes in two sizes, and 9to5Mac report said that the company could release a larger version of the iPad Air to go along with the current 10.9-inch version, or debut a more expensive model with better specifications
According to report, iPad lineup already features two sizes of the iPad Pro, a low-cost iPad, and the iPad mini, a larger or higher-end iPad Air may not make a lot of sense. However, the report also noted that Apple’s plans could change and that a second iPad Air model might not appear.
Earlier, many reports claimed that the brand is working on a seventh-generation iPad mini and an 11th-generation low-cost iPad, with neither tablet expected to feature major changes.
As per 9to5Mac sources the iPad mini 7 is coming soon but all of the new iPads are on track to be announced between now and WWDC 2024 in June, which is a big window. Recently, Ming-Chi Kuo said in September that Apple is not likely to introduce new iPads in 2023, and that iPad mini and iPad Air models will instead come in 2024.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also said in September that Apple is working on a new iPad Air and that it could be “coming soonish,”. MacRumors said that it continues to be unclear if a new iPad is coming by end of the year.
Apple has not refreshed the iPad Air since March of 2022, so it has been over a year since the last update. As for the iPad mini, it has not been refreshed since September 2021, though it is not a tablet that Apple updates regularly, MacRumors said.