2023 will not be the year of the iPad. At least, so suggested Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, just a few weeks ago; when he revealed some of the possible new Apple products that we could see in the coming months. The journalist has once again reiterated in your latest newsletter that this year only a slight update of some models that make up this product category is expected. It stresses, however, that in 2024 we could see a “major renovation” in the iPad Pro.
Gurman, in particular, affirms that the renewed iPad Pro could arrive during the spring of next year “with an updated design” and, for the first time, with OLED screens. Although he does not mention details about the appearance, he himself revealed a few months ago that the Cupertino company was working on a model with a glass back, in order to allow wireless charging via MagSafe and, therefore, the possibility of attaching accessories. on the back of the product.
On the other hand, it is not the first time that we hear news about the inclusion of a OLED display on iPad. Ross Young, CEO of Dispaly Supply Chain Consultants, who often leaks information about upcoming Apple products with a high hit rate, recently claimed that the company could include this display technology in the iPad Pro next year.
The current iPad Pro, let’s remember, have mini-LED technology, which is somewhat more efficient and offers better quality compared to the LCD panels of other models. OLED screens, however, They promise to offer a better level of brightness and slightly reduce energy consumption versus mini-LED panels; around 30% according to some data.
No big updates to the iPad Pro, the basic model, the iPad Air or the iPad mini, for this 2023
Gurman, we reiteratedon’t think we’ll see a big update to the basic iPad this year; model that was renewed just a few months ago with a new processor and a better design. The iPad Air, which arrived in 2022 with an M1 chip and 5G connectivity, could not receive important news either. The same will happen with the iPad mini, which was renewed in 2021 with a new design and better features compared to the first-generation model.
Beyond the iPad Pro, the Bloomberg journalist states in his newsletter that Apple is not “actively working” on a HomePod mini refresh. It should be noted that the company does not plan to launch a new version with improvements inherited from the new HomePod either, because the cheapest model already has the most outstanding features of this speaker. Let’s remember that the HomePod mini now measures the temperature and the level of humidity, a function also present in the larger model.