Apple may be preparing an iPad with a larger 16-inch screen, according to a report by The information. Sources familiar with the situation told the outlet that Apple could release the device in Q4 2023, but this is subject to change.
While there have been rumors of an iPad with a 14- to 15-inch screen for a while, this is the first we’ve heard of a 16-inch iPad. Apple tracker Mark Gurman mentioned a 14- to 15-inch iPad back in 2021, and he recently said a larger model could be launched in the next two years. Supply chain analyst Ross Young confirmed this forecast in June, saying we could see a 14.1-inch iPad Pro with Mini LEDs and a ProMotion display as early as next year.
The introduction of a premium 16-inch iPad could help bring some meaning to Apple’s lineup
The introduction of a premium 16-inch iPad could help give some more meaning to Apple’s lineup. While it would likely cause a wider price gap between the entry-level iPad and the larger high-end model, it still wouldn’t solve the problem of a missing budget option, which is probably why it’s still the $329 ninth generation device.