December 4, 2023 6:26 PM

Apple Rumoured To Be Developing iPad Air With 12.9-inch Display: What We Know

Curated By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: October 22, 2023, 08:55 IST

Cupertino, California, USA

Apple has not refreshed the ‌iPad Air‌ since March of 2022.

Apple has not refreshed the ‌iPad Air‌ since March of 2022.

Apple is rumoured to be working on a new iPad Air with a larger 12.9-inch display as per a new report. Here’s what we know so far.

Apple’s iPad Air with the M1 chipset is quite a popular iPad. Not only does it fill the gap between the iPad and the iPad Pro, but it also brings some features of the Pro iPads at a much more affordable price point. However, unlike the iPad Pro, the iPad Air, which is now in its fifth generation, is offered in one size—a 10.9-inch display. However, this could soon change, as DigiTimes claims that Apple could be working on a 12.9-inch iPad Air.

If the alleged claim turns out to be true, that would mean the iPad Air would also have a 12.9-inch display like the iPad Pro, albeit with an LCD panel instead of the miniLED that the iPad Pro uses.

If you think about it, Apple has been experimenting with its ‘Air’ lineup for some time now. Considering that it launched a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chipset earlier this year, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple double down on this strategy for its iPad Air series as well. After all, not everyone needs the ‘Pro’ features but simply wants a larger device that can function well for years to come.

That being said—earlier this month—rumors emerged that Apple was going to launch an updated Apple iPad Air with M2 chipsets, but those turned out to be false. Instead, Apple launched an all-new Apple Pencil with USB-C, which is not the most affordable Pencil that Apple makes. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also predicted that Apple won’t launch new iPads or MacBooks for the remainder of 2023.

Ergo, it remains to be seen if or when Apple reveals something about the alleged 12.9-inch iPad Air. For now, you only have the iPad Pro 12.9-inch with the M2 chipset—which retails for Rs 1,12,900—if you want a larger screen than the iPad Air 5’s 10.9-inch panel or the smaller iPad Pro’s 11-inch panel.

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