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Apple expected to launch new iPads at Let Loose event on May 7: Here’s what to expect

Apple is gearing up for its highly anticipated “Let Loose” event on May 7, where it is expected to showcase a range of new iPads and accessories. After a significant gap since the last iPad release in October 2022, everyone eagerly awaits what Apple has in store for its tablet lineup. The event will be streamed live on Apple’s website and the Apple TV app at 10 am PT.

New iPad Pro models with OLED screen, upgraded chip expectThe new iPad Pro models are likely to be the star of the show. They are rumored to feature OLED screen for the first time. This upgrade would provide users a more vibrant and immersive viewing experience compared to the current Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED displays. The new iPad Pros are expected to come in the familiar 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.

Under the hood, the 2024 iPad Pro models may be powered by Apple’s latest M4 chip, offering a significant performance boost and improved energy efficiency. This move would also signal Apple’s push towards integrating more advanced AI capabilities into its devices.

iPad Air might come in two screen sizes this yearIn addition to the iPad Pro, Apple is rumored to introduce two new iPad Air models. For the first time, the iPad Air lineup may include a larger 12.9-inch model alongside the standard 10.9-inch version. While the new iPad Air models may not feature OLED displays like their Pro counterparts, they are still expected to get a new chip, most probably the M3 chip.

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New accessories: Magic Keyboard and Apple PencilAlongside the new iPads, Apple is expected to unveil a redesigned Magic Keyboard. The updated keyboard may feature a more durable aluminum design and a larger trackpad area, making navigating and interacting with the iPad easier. The new Magic Keyboard might also include a USB-C port for improved connectivity, similar to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro keyboards.

Another accessory rumored to appear at the “Let Loose” event is an updated Apple Pencil. The latest version of the stylus is expected to offer enhanced features and performance compared to its predecessors, providing users with a more precise and responsive drawing and writing experience.

What to not expect at Apple’s Let Loose special eventWhile the event is likely to focus on the iPad Pro and iPad Air, there have been whispers of potential updates to the base iPad and iPad mini 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 in the year, possibly in October.

Apple’s “Let Loose” event promises to be an exciting showcase of the company’s latest tablet innovations. With new iPad Pro models featuring OLED displays, an expanded iPad Air lineup, and updated accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil, there’s plenty for Apple fans to look forward to. Stay tuned for our coverage on May 7.