All iPad Air models that Apple has launched so far had displays smaller than 11 inches. Nothing changed in the last major update. Instead, to everyone’s pleasant surprise, the fast M1 chipset was used instead of an A chip in the iPad Air (2022). According to a new report from DigiTimes, we’re now finally on the verge of a long-overdue display upgrade.
According to the Asian website, Apple is working on a significantly larger iPad Air 12.9, whose display, as the name suggests, will have a diagonal of 12.9 inches. Citing “industry sources,” Digitimes also believes it knows that the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Air features an LCD display instead of a mini-LED panel. That sounds logical, because the latter is in the current iPad Pro 12.9. If the Air sticks with LCD technology, there is still a clear distinction between the two Apple tablets.
According to current rumors, Apple is working on two iPad Air models with the identifiers J537 and J538. One of these could be the 12.9-inch iPad Air, the other an 11-inch model with possibly more power. More details about these releases should be announced in the coming months.