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Apple’s rumors of updated iPads could mean new chips or new Pencils

Apple’s rumors of updated iPads could mean new chips or new Pencils

Apple may have a surprise iPad update announcement in its store this week. 9to5Mac initially said A confirmed Report from Supercharged Apple will announce spec improvements for three of its iPads – the base model, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. Meanwhile, other rumors say we won’t be getting any new iPads, or that there’s an announcement but it’s actually a new stylus, or that there may be a new version of the iPad announced on Tuesday after all.

but, MacRumors pointing to That Japanese blog Mac Otakara Reports The most likely announcement is the third generation Apple Pencil rather than new versions of the tablets. since then, 9to5Mac He said Its sources indicate that only “something” related to the iPad will be dropping this week.

in Sunday morning story for Bloomberg“I don’t think there are imminent updates of any significance,” Mark Gurman said, while also mentioning that Apple has versions of iPads with new chipsets in development.

a September post on X Leaker Majin Bu said that the Apple Pencil 3 will add interchangeable magnetic tips to the mix. On Monday evening, MacRumors noted Another post From Majin Bu claims that β€œthe new 10.9-inch 11th generation iPad that Apple will introduce tomorrow will have exactly the same design as the 10th generation model, and on top of that the accessories will be fully compatible.”

9to5Mac Apple says it will issue a press release announcing that the iPad Air and iPad Mini will be powered by the M2 and A16 Bionic chips, respectively. Apple refreshed the iPad Air and the 10th-generation iPad last year, but it’s been double-digits since the company updated the iPad Mini with the A15 Bionic chip.

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Updated October 16, 5:03 PM ET: Additional reports have been added about a possible Apple Pencil 3 announcement.

Updated October 16, 6:19 PM ET: Added a report for the new base iPad.