Apple event 2024: Leaked specs stoke iPad frenzy

Apple offers new AI capabilities while blurring the distinction between the top MacBooks and iPads
An undated image of  Apples iPad. — Apple
An undated image of  Apple's iPad. — Apple

With only a day left for Apple's 'Let Loose' event — scheduled to be held on — May 7, some last-minute predictions about what to anticipate from the company's new iPad portfolio have been making rounds on the social media and Gadinsider has all the information you need to know.

As per reports, the initial release is the iPad Pro 2024, which is predicted to return in 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions, however, with more vibrant OLED screens.

Equally significant, they will most likely be the first Apple products to include the company's powerful M4 processor.

This processor is said to let Apple provide new AI capabilities while also blurring the distinction between the top MacBooks and iPads.

In addition, the new Magic Keyboard would have a more durable aluminium construction and a 'laptop-like look.'

Whereas the new iPadOS 18 isn't expected to arrive until WWDC 2024 in June, the source has indicated that there will be new apps to make use of the technology.

Moreover, this might bring enhanced multitasking and additional features for the rumoured Apple Pencil 3. The Apple Pencil 3 will include haptic feedback as well as new squeeze movements.

iPad Air 2024

However, the tech giant is rumoured to be producing the largest iPad Air ever, with both an 11-inch and a 12.9-inch model. For those prepared to live with less power, the bigger iPad Air may prove to be a viable option for the iPad Pro 2024.

Both new iPad Airs are expected to have the older M2 processor.

However, the M2 powers the iPad Pro 2022 versions, so users don't expect these slates to feel sluggish. Users will most likely notice a change if they are performing a lot of multitasking or heavy-duty jobs like video editing or gaming.

The new iPad Airs will accept the new Apple Pencil 3, whereas, the item may be unique to the Pro range. However, these Airs will not have OLED displays, they may feature high-quality mini-LED screens.