Apple fans in Malaysia may be in for a treat as the tech giant is expected to announce a new iPad this week. According to rumours, Apple may unveil two new versions of the iPad Air 6, powered by the M2 chip, and a refreshed iPad mini 7 with a minor spec bump.
What’s new with the iPad Air 6?
The iPad Air 6 is said to be the successor of the iPad Air 5, which was launched in March 2022 with the M1 chip. The M1 chip is Apple’s own processor that delivers blazing-fast performance and efficiency for Macs and iPads. The M2 chip is expected to be even more powerful and advanced, giving the iPad Air 6 an edge over its competitors.
The iPad Air 6 may also come in two sizes, according to a report by 9to5Mac. Apple currently offers the iPad Air 5 in a 10.9-inch version, but it may introduce a larger or more expensive model with better specs.
The screen size and resolution of the new models are not yet known, but they may feature the Liquid Retina XDR display or the Liquid Retina display that are found on the iPad Pro models.
The iPad Air 6 may also support 5G connectivity, which would make it one of the first iPads to do so. 5G is the next generation of mobile network that offers faster speeds and lower latency than 4G. However, 5G coverage in Malaysia is still limited and not widely available yet, so users may not be able to enjoy the full benefits of 5G on their iPads.
What’s new with the iPad mini 7?
The iPad mini 7 is expected to be a minor update of the iPad mini 6, which was launched in September 2021 with a major redesign. The iPad mini 6 features an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, an A15 Bionic chip, a USB-C connector, a Touch ID sensor on the top button, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).
The iPad mini 7 may not have any significant changes in terms of design or performance, but it may have some improvements in battery life, camera quality, or storage capacity. The iPad mini 7 may also support 5G connectivity, like the iPad Air 6.
When and where can I buy the new iPads?
Apple has not officially confirmed or announced any details about the new iPads yet, so we don’t know for sure when they will be available in Malaysia. However, based on previous patterns, Apple usually releases new iPads in October or November, so we may expect them to be launched soon.
Apple usually sells its products through its official online store (https://www.apple.com/my/ipad/), authorised resellers, or telcos in Malaysia. The prices of the new iPads are also not yet known, but they may be similar to or slightly higher than the current models. For reference, the iPad Air 5 starts from RM2,699, the iPad mini 6 starts from RM2,199, and the low-cost iPad (9th generation) starts from RM1,499.
Why should I buy the new iPads?
The new iPads are likely to offer some of the best features and performance that Apple has to offer for its tablet devices. They are ideal for users who want a powerful and versatile device that can handle various tasks such as browsing, gaming, streaming, working, or learning. They are also compatible with various accessories such as keyboards, mice, or pencils that can enhance their functionality and productivity.
The new iPads are also expected to have a long lifespan and receive regular software updates from Apple that can improve their security and performance. They are also backed by Apple’s customer service and warranty that can provide support and assistance if needed.
The new iPads from Apple are rumoured to be coming soon to Malaysia, and they may offer some exciting features and improvements over their predecessors.
They may appeal to users who are looking for a high-quality and reliable tablet device that can meet their needs and preferences. However, until Apple officially announces them, we can only wait and see what they have in store for us.