The development is shared in the latest Power On newsletter edition where it’s revealed that mass production for the OLED iPad Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air with the M3 chip has kicked off. These new devices should make their way to the hands of consumers by late March, alongside other devices like a new iPad Air lineup and a larger 15-inch MacBook Air with the M3.
The overhauled iPad Pro lineup will feature an OLED display for the first time in the tablet’s history and will come with other features like a new design, the M3 chip, and a potential landscape orientation for the TrueDepth camera system including Face ID and the front-facing camera. Apple is also working on updated accessories like a new Apple Pencil with support for the Find My network and a new Magic Keyboard that would make the iPad look more laptop-like when docked.
The current iPad Air will likely receive the M2 chip and will be joined with a larger 12.9-inch model as the largest iPad Air size yet. Both tablets will maintain the current design, save for a redesigned camera housing with a more prominent protrusion and potentially new colors. The new iPad Air models will continue to use LCD panels.
Both sizes of the MacBook Air are expected to be upgraded simultaneously this year, unlike the current generation which was released one year apart. The new laptops will likely receive the M3 chip like the current Macbook Pro lineup and iMac but not much else.