In an unexpected announcement yesterday at 4:00 PM, Apple revealed plans for its first major event of 2024, set to take place just two weeks before the highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC24). Dubbed “Let Loose,” this event promises the introduction of the latest iPad models and potentially more surprises.

Long-awaited by fans and industry experts, the event will showcase the next generation of Apple’s iPad lineup. Expectations are high for the unveiling of the sixth-generation iPad Air and a new iPad Pro (2024), which is rumored to feature the powerful M3 chip. Additionally, Apple may introduce a more versatile Apple Pencil 3, equipped with magnetically interchangeable tips, adding to the excitement.

More Than Just iPads?

This pre-WWDC24 event, occurring just a month before the main conference, is strategically timed to align with the introduction of new operating systems, which are set to be announced on June 10. The upgraded iPads are anticipated to be ready for the upcoming software enhancements, but the “Let Loose” theme suggests that Apple might have additional products up its sleeve.

To delve deeper into what the event might hold, I spoke with Guille Lomener, Applesfera’s new editor making his podcast debut, in the latest episode of the Applesfera podcast. We discussed the potential directions the new iPads could take and how they might fit into Apple’s broader product strategy. There’s also buzz about the possible compatibility of the Apple Pencil 3 with the Apple Vision Pro, which could be a game-changer.

Beyond the Event: Week’s Other News

Our discussion didn’t stop with the upcoming event. We also covered other hot topics in the tech world this week, including rumors of a HomePod Max with a display expected later this year, ongoing controversies around emulators in the App Store, and the latest gaming accessories like the Razer Kishi Ultra. Additionally, we touched on the end of production for Apple’s finely woven cases and shared our pick for the best movie about Apple.

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