Apple Event: new iPad Air and iPad Pro models revealed at the Let Loose showcase

Final Cut Camera on an iPad Pro 2024
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Apple's latest event, called "Let Loose" saw the reveal of the iPad Air 6 and iPad Pro 2024, along with the new M4 chip and pro-grade Apple Pencil and a new Magic Keyboard. Take a look at our Apple event live blog for a blow-by-blow account of the showcase.

Following the Let Loose event, we'll have WWDC 2024 on June 10, and then later this year we'll get the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max, along with the Apple Watch 10 and perhaps even more iPads. 

Read on for more on Apple event this year and more details on what happend at the last Apple showcase. 

When is the next Apple event or product reveal?

  • WWDC 2024 confirmed for June 10
  • Expect the iPhone 16 to debut in September

It's hard to predict exactly when Apple will reveal new products next. There's a chance it could pop up with new devices at or around its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10, but that event is predominately software focused. 

We'd be fairly confident we'll see the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models get a reveal this September as that's when Apple tends to reveal new phones. So there's a good bet that'll be the next time Cupertino's crew shows off new products. 

What happened at the last Apple Event?

Apple Pencil Pro

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  • New iPad Pro Air and iPad Pro tablets M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips 
  • Brand-new Apple Pencil Pro and updated Magic Keyboard
  • An efficiency-focused M4 chip

Apple's last event took place on May 7, 2024, and saw the reveal of the iPad Air 6, which now comes in 11-inch or 13-inch configurations and has the M3 chip

Apple also revealed the new iPad Pro 2024 range, which sees the pro-grade iPads get OLED displays and the new M4 chip, which offers greater efficiency over the M3 chip yet offers dekstop-like performance. 

Alongside the new tablets, the Apple Pencil Pro got revealed, bringing in new features such as advanced gestures, Find My device location support, and the option for app developers to create their own custom interactions. The Magic Keyboard also got a nip and a tuck, being thinner and lighter and now getting a row of function keys; it also comes in two colors: Silver and Space Black.

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