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Complete product range with AI iPad mini and M5 iPad Pro presented

After introducing the M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air in May, Apple appears to be launching more tablets in the coming months. X users AppleDBdev and Aaronp613 discovered several identifiers for as yet unreleased models, including some that Apple had since discarded.

According to the developers, Apple is currently working on brand new iPad models across the entire range, from the basic version to a new M5 iPad Pro model. These are the features:

  • iPad15.7 – A16 iPad 11th generation Wi-Fi
  • iPad15,8 – A16 iPad Cellular 11th generation
  • iPad16,1 – A17 iPad mini 7th generation Wi-Fi
  • iPad16,2 – A17 iPad mini 7th generation Cellular
  • iPad17.1 – M5 11-inch Pro Wi-Fi
  • iPad17.2 – M5 11-inch Pro Cellular
  • iPad17.3 – M5 13-inch Pro Wi-Fi
  • iPad17.4 – M5 13-inch Pro Cellular

While other reports revealed that Apple plans to launch some of these tablets in the second half of 2024, it's interesting to see what processors the company might use. For example, the iPad 11 is expected to feature the A16 Bionic chip, a big jump from the A14 Bionic processor available in the current base model. However, that wouldn't be enough to bring Apple Intelligence to the company's cheapest tablet.

Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

That said, if the new iPad mini uses the A17 Pro chip (a step up from the current-generation A15 Bionic processor), Apple could make AI its biggest selling point, along with support for the Apple Pencil Pro.

Finally, it is interesting to note that Apple is already working on the M5 version of its iPad Pro, although an M3 (or M4?) iPad Air is not yet planned.

In addition to these expected iPad models, the developers found some tablets that Apple had discontinued, such as an A14 iPad and M3 options.

Fortunately, it won't be long before we learn more about Apple's plans for the upcoming iPad models, including an AI-focused iPad Mini. Alongside these findings, developers also revealed that Cupertino is putting the A18 chip in five different iPhone models, as you can learn more about below.