Apple is set to make significant changes next year to combat declining sales.
A report claims the tech giant will revamp its iPad, making it faster and shaper than ever before.
The new iPad Air will have two sizes for the first time, while the Pro model will be fitted with OLED screens and the speedier M3 processor – featured in MacBook Pros.
The company has faced several quarters of sales decline for iPads, as sticky inflation and high borrowing costs force consumers to dial back non-essential purchases.
And consumers have grown tired of the lackluster upgrades each year.
The new iPad Air will have two sizes for the first time, while the Pro model will be fitted with OLED screens and the speedier M3 processor – featured in MacBook Pros (stock photo)
Apple gave a holiday-quarter sales forecast last month that was below Wall Street estimates due to weak demand for iPads and wearables.
Meanwhile, its Mac business has been grappling with a wider slump in the personal computer market.
The Bloomberg News report said the iPads are expected to be launched around the end of March and that the company is also working on revamped versions of the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard accessories for the Pro model of the device.
The addition of an OLED screen will make the iPads ‘crisper and brighter and reproduce colors more accurately,’ according to the report.
This is the same screen introduced with Apple’s iPhone X in 2017.
And users can choose between an 11-inch or 13-inch tablet that will be the largest version yet.
The report also speculated that users could see a revamped Magic Keyboard that transforms the iPad into a laptop – the upgrade could see a larger trackpad.