Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest notes suggest Apple will not launch new iPads until 2024. According to the analyst, there won’t be any releases in the next “9-12 months” and the iPad mini will be the first to begin mass production in Q1 2024.
Anjie Technology, a Suzhou manufacturer that makes ‘carbon fiber kickstands’, will also benefit from a foldable iPad in 2024, Kuo said. Despite most foldable being able to stand on their own, the company “continues to benefit from the growing trends of foldable devices, equipped with kickstands in the future”.
The lack of new products is expected to lead to Apple’s tablet shipments declining 10-15% in 2023. In 2024, Apple will bring a new mini and the first foldable device, boosting shipments.
It has been reported that the new iPad Pro devices will have OLED panels and a slightly larger diagonal – the 11-inch device is becoming a 11.1-inch device, while the 12.9-inch device is being replaced by a 13.0-inch device. It was reported in December that a 16″ iPad might be on the way, but we’ll have to wait and see.
A foldable panel with a size of 20.25″ was also reported, which would be a bit too large for a hand-held device.