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3 Reasons to Wait for the iPad Air 6 & 4 Reasons Not To



Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Air 6 and that might give those of you in the market for a new tablet a reason to pause.

As we push deeper in 2023 we’ve heard a lot about the new products Apple’s got up its sleeve for this year and beyond.

We’ve heard about new iPad Pro models coming in 2024. We’ve also heard a bit about a new iPad mini 7 though its release is a bit more unclear. Rumors suggest it could launch in 2023, but that isn’t set in stone.

On top of that, iPad Air 6 rumors are now swirling. We don’t have much to go on right now, but it’s a device you’ll want to dig into if you’re planning to buy a new iPad in 2023 or 2024.

iPad Air 6 Rumors

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes it will be a light year for the iPad lineup and consumers shouldn’t expect any huge changes to the iPad, iPad Pro, iPad mini, or iPad Air.

However, Gurman also believes Apple is cooking up a new iPad Air 6 to replace the iPad Air 5 which made its debut back in March of 2022.

The iPad Air 6 will supposedly come with a spec bump, making it an intriguing option for those looking for an alternative to the iPad Pro series.

These iPad Air 6 rumors put those of you in the market for a new tablet in a bit of a bind. While a lot of shoppers will be perfectly fine buying an iPad Air 5 or another tablet in 2023, others might want to hold out and wait for the iPad Air 6’s release.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to think about waiting for the rumored iPad Air 6 and the best reasons to go with another device.

Wait for Performance Upgrades

Wait for Performance Upgrades

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a reliable source when it comes to unannounced Apple products, the iPad Air line will get a boost to its specifications down the road. 

Unfortunately, Gurman didn't go into detail about what we can expect to see on the iPad Air 6, but there are a few safe bets.

First and foremost, you can expect a new processor. A likely candidate is Apple's in-house M2 chip. The current model, the iPad Air 5, boasts Apple's M1 processor. If it launches in 2024, it could gain Apple's newer M3 chip. 

A processor bump should help in key areas like battery life, overall speed/multitasking, and gaming. So if you aren't thrilled with the current model, you might want to wait. 

We could also see Apple improve the iPad Air's modem for enhanced connectivity, make improvements to the speakers, add Thunderbolt support to bring it in line with the iPad Pro, and maybe even tweaks to the device's Touch ID system. 

We'll let you know when we learn more.

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