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PSA: Don’t Buy an iPad Right Now, New Models Coming in 2024

by Kyle Meranda

If you’re in the market for a new iPad, you might want to hold off on making a purchase. According to rumors, Apple has not introduced updates to any of its iPad models in 2023 so far, and refreshes aren’t expected until 2024.

MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera provides an overview of the current status of each iPad in his latest video. He reveals that updates for the iPad Pro, iPad mini, and iPad Air are coming next year. This means that if you can wait, it would be worth holding off on buying a new tablet. This is especially true for the iPad Pro, as a major overhaul is expected in the near future.

One of the notable upgrades coming to the iPad Pro in 2024 is the introduction of OLED displays for the 11 and 13-inch variants. Additionally, these tablets will feature Apple’s latest M3 chip, promising more power and improved efficiency. With these exciting updates on the horizon, it would be wise to wait for the new models.

The iPad mini hasn’t seen an update since 2021, and the iPad Air has been around since March 2022, making them both relatively older devices. The standard iPad, on the other hand, was refreshed last year, and Apple has traditionally updated it yearly. However, there have been no rumors indicating an update for the standard iPad in 2023.

Unless you have an urgent need for an iPad or come across an exceptional deal, it’s advisable to wait for the updated hardware. If you’re curious about what to expect from future iPads, MacRumors has a recent rumor recap that provides more insights.

In other news, Apple has released iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 updates, which bring bug fixes to the new software. These updates come just a few days after the launch of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. Users can download the software over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

Additionally, there are rumors about features expected in the iPhone 16 Pro, including larger displays. Apple has also cautioned users to update their iPhone 15 devices to iOS 17.0.2 before transferring data from another iPhone to avoid potential issues.

For Apple Watch enthusiasts, the upcoming watchOS 10.1 update will enable the new “Double Tap” gesture on the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. This enhanced functionality will likely be available next month.

Lastly, the Unicode Consortium has officially approved new emoji characters for future iOS 17 updates. Some of the approved emoji include a phoenix, a lime, an edible mushroom, and various gestures like shaking the head vertically or horizontally.

With these updates and rumors in mind, stay informed and make an educated decision on your next tech purchase.

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