Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Air and it looks like the iPad Air 5 release date will land in the near future.
As we push in 2022 we’ve heard a lot about the new products Apple’s got up its sleeve for this year and beyond. While a lot of rumors have centered around the Phone 14 series and iPhone SE 3, we’ve also heard about potential changes coming to Apple’s iPad lineup.
We’ve heard about new iPad Pro models. We’ve also seen several iPad Air 5 rumors emerge. Leaks are still filling in the blanks, but it’s a device you’ll want to dig into if you’re planning to buy a new iPad this year.
iPad Air 5 Rumors
Apple is reportedly working on a follow-up to the iPad Air 4 it launched back in late 2020.
The initial batch of information came from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo which means the rumors are extremely credible. We’ve also got details from hit-or-miss publication Digitimes and several other sources including Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Apple recently filed unreleased iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database. The iPad models, which likely include the iPad Air 5, have identifiers A2588, A2589, A2591, A2696, A2757, A2759, A2761, A2766, and A2777.
The company has also reportedly imported unreleased iPad models into India for testing purposes. One of these device is likely the new iPad Air.
We’ve also heard that Apple suppliers have started iPad Air 5 production which is a sign that the launch is closer than ever.
These iPad Air 5 rumors put those of you in the market for a new tablet in a bit of a tough position. While a lot of shoppers will be perfectly fine buying an iPad or another tablet model in early 2022, others might want to hold out and wait for the iPad Air 5 release.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to think about waiting for the rumored iPad Air 5 and the best reasons to go with another device.
Wait Because the iPad Air 5 Release Date is Close
If you're in a rush to buy a tablet or you've made plans to buy a new slate in early 2022, you won't have to wait much longer for the iPad Air 5.
Right now, iPad Air 5 rumors are pointing to a launch in March. Apple has confirmed a launch event for March 8th. The launch event is scheduled for Tuesday at 10AM Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
While nothing is confirmed, there's a very good chance the iPad Air 5 makes an appearance alongside the iPhone SE 3 during the event.
If you're interested in a new iPad Air, you'l want to hold off on a purchase and wait for Apple's next batch of announcements.