Although rumors pointed to an imminent launch of new iPads, it seems that we will have to wait. As pointed out from DigiTimesApple is working on a new iPad Air with a 12.9-inch screen that would complement the range in a similar way to the strategy that the company has followed with the iPhone, offering two sizes of each range, something that by the way it already does with the iPad Pro.
And in the same vein as with the iPhone and iPhone Pro, it would maintain the features of the Air Base. That means that, unlike the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch iPad Air It will not have a mini-LED screen. The device would mount the same LCD technology used in the current 10.9-inch iPad Air.
So far, the iPad Air has only been available in a single size, so presumably a 12.9-inch iPad Air would be offered, plus a separate model with a smaller screen, just like the iPad Pro It is offered in 11 and 12.9-inch versions.
Apple would repeat the iPhone strategy with the iPad Air
In this case, the options would be the current 10.9 inches and the new 12.9, along with a new iPad mini model that would offer many of the features of the Air but in a much smaller size.
There are not many details about this new iPad model, but there is speculation about a tune-up of its main chip and its camera, maintaining the rest of the features, including screen. Neither will Face ID, since another generation would be maintained with Touch ID on the lock button, leaving facial recognition technology for the Pro range.
Regarding its launch, rumors suggest that the 12.9-inch iPad Air could arrive sooner rather than later, in line with the sixth generation renewal, but without a specific date.
Considering that the current iPad Air with the M1 chip was launched more than a year and a half ago, the renewal could be just around the corner. Logically, it is expected that a new model with the M2 chip will be launched in the coming months, and that the Pro models will in turn make the leap to a new generation of Apple chips.