Apple Expected To Unveil New iPads At Let Loose Event On May 7: What We Know

Apple’s Let Loose event is going to happen on May 7, 2024 and there are many exciting new products which will be unveiled. It includes new iPad Pro models with OLED displays, a wider iPad Air lineup, and new accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Fans are eagerly waiting for the latest tablet innovations.

The setting is perfect for the much anticipated Apple “Let Loose” event on May 7 and Apple is expected to unveil a range of new iPads and accessories. This event is going to happen after a brief hiatus because Apple has released its latest iPad version in October 2022 and fans are eagerly waiting to know what Apple has in store for its tablet lineup. Fans can view the event live on Apple’s website and the Apple TV app at 10 am PT.

New iPad Pro models could have OLED screen, and a more powerful chip

The star of the show will be the new iPad Pro models which are expected to feature an OLED screen for the first time. The OLED screen will afford the users with a more real life and immersive experience as compared to the current Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED displays. The new versions of the iPad Pro are expected to be available with the familiar 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.

The latest 2024 iPad Pro models are expected to be powered by Apple’s latest M4 chip and are touted to boost performance and are also energy efficient. The M4 chips are also a sign that Apple is going to incorporate more advanced AI capabilities into its devices.

The upcoming models of iPad Pro are also expected to be thinner than their predecessors. The 12.9-inch model will be 20% thinner while the 11 inch model is expected to be 15% thinner. The new models will feature the OLED screens thus enabling Apple to reduce the thickness of the iPad  Pro.

Front-facing camera in the middle

The iPad Pro is expected to feature the front-facing camera in the middle and will follow the base model iPad by shifting the front-facing camera to the landscape bezel, making video conferencing more natural and intuitive.

iPad Air Will Be Available in two screen sizes

It is rumored that Apple will be introducing two new iPad Air models and they could include a larger 12.9-inch model alongside the standard 10.9-inch version. However iPad Air models will not feature the OLED screens like their Pro compatriots; they are still expected to get a new chip, most probably the M3 chip.

New accessories: Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil

Apple is also expected to unveil a refurbished Magic Keyboard which will feature a better and more robust aluminum design and a bigger trackpad area which will make navigating and interacting with the iPad much easier. The new keyboard is also expected to feature a USB-C port for improved connectivity, similar to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro keyboards.

Apple is also rumored to introduce a better stylus at the “Let Loose” event. The Apple Pencil will have better and enhanced functions as compared to the past. The new Apple Pencil is expected to offer the users with better and more precise and responsive drawing and writing experience.

The event will be focused on the updated versions of iPad Pro and iPad Air but there is little possibility that there will be any updates on the base models of iPad and iPad mini. However there are unconfirmed reports that these could happen sometime later in the year, possibly in October

While the event is likely to focus on the there have been whispers of potential updates to the base models as well. However, it is highly unlikely that these models will be announced at the May 7 event. Rumors have it that Apple might announce them later.

Manoj Nair

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