Ming-Chi Kuo’s most recent comments indicate that Apple won’t introduce new iPads until 2024. The iPad mini, which is anticipated to start commercial production in Q1 2024, will be the first device to be announced in the following “9-12 months,” according to the expert. Apple is also expected to release a foldable iPad by 2024.
Anjie Technology, a Suzhou-based producer of “a carbon fiber kickstand,” would be the major benefactor of the 2024 release of a foldable iPad, according to Kuo. Even if the majority of foldable can stand on their own, the firm will continue to profit from the growing trends of foldable devices, equipped with kickstands in the future,” according to the analyst.
Due to the absence of new products, Apple is predicted to have a difficult 2023 in terms of tablet shipments, with a 10-15% annual reduction predicted. Nevertheless, introducing a new Mini and the first foldable Apple smartphone in 2024 will increase sales and enhance the product diversity.
The next iPad Pro models, according to several reports, will feature OLED displays and slightly larger diagonals: the 11-inch model will become an 11.1-inch one, while the 12.9-inch model will be replaced by a 13.1-inch one. Even a 16″ iPad may be coming, according to a rumour from December, but we’ll have to wait and see.