Wayne's WorkshopA site that covers many topics, but tends to focus on Applehttps://www.waynedixon.comenMon, 10 Jun 2024 18:41:53 -0500Mon, 10 Jun 2024 18:41:53 -0500250https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/10/apple-wwdc-2024-keynote-recapApple WWDC 2024 Keynote RecapPhoto of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/10/apple-wwdc-2024-keynote-recapMon, 10 Jun 2024 18:45:00 -0500Today Apple held its World Wide Developer Conference, or WWDC, keynote. The WWDC keynote is a way of Apple to highlight the features that will be coming to its platforms overs the next year. This year keynote is a big one with features that were highlighted for all of Apple’s platforms. I will highlight what I think are the biggest announcements.


Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s latest platform and while it has only been around for four months, there are some good updates coming. First, for those who use a Mac with their Apple Vision Pro you will be able to use a display that will be like having two 4K monitors side-by-side. This is great so you can have even more screen real estate.

For Photos, you will be able to use machine learning to make any photo a Spatial Photo, so you can view it with Apple Vision Pro.

The Apple Vision Pro is also coming to new regions both later this month and also in July.


Home Screen

Our devices are super personalized and we often use our home screen to reflect that. Now, you can do even more customization. You can customize your home screen to place icons where you would like them. This works well for images that may normally be covered by icons. Just like you re-arrange the icons, and you can place them wherever you would like.

Locking Apps

Some apps can contain some sensitive data, like photos or a journal app. There may be those times when you want to protect this data. You can now lock apps behind Face ID. This means that you can use require Face ID to open up an app.

Hiding Apps

There may be apps that you do not want others to see when you hand them your phone. You can now hide apps and these will be put into a "Hidden Apps" folder in the App Library, and they will be locked behind Face ID, just like other apps.

Icon Tint

There are those of us who like to have complete color coordination between our Home Screen and our icons, but icons come in a variety of colors. You can work around this by creating a shortcut that opens up the app, but this can be tedious. There is a new option for customizing the tint color of icons. This tint color applies to all icons, but you can select any color you want.

Tinted icons on iOS 18

Control Center

The Control Center also allows you to organize, resize, and organize the icons as you see fit. You can even have groups of controls that make sense for you. Developers will be able to add additional control center items for you as well.


Contacts

A couple years ago Apple added a new way to limit which photos that an app could see. Now, you can do the same with Contacts. Instead of allowing an app full access, you can choose which contacts an app will have access to. This is a great addition for privacy.


Passwords

There is now a new Passwords app that works across Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Vision Pro, and even on Windows. This will allow you to store your passwords, one-time codes, passkeys, Wi-Fi, shared passwords, and Sign-In with Apple.


Messages

Messages gets some new features like custom Tapbacks, so you can now add emoji inline or as a tapback. Beyond this, you can use the new Genmoji feature to generate your own custom emoji-looking items to get the right images for the situation.

Sometimes all you need to do is add some emphasis to text. This can also be done through the new "text effects". These will allow you to add bold, italics, underline, or strike through some text. Beyond this, you can add some effects including:

  • Big
  • Small
  • Shake
  • Nod
  • Explode
  • Ripple
  • Bloom
  • Jitter

Here is a photo of some of them. When you preview them, they will show a preview of what they will look like.


TV

The AppleTV app is getting a new feature called "Insights". This is where you will be able to see other things that an actor or actress has been in as well as identify a song. You will then be able to add the song to an Apple Music playlist. If you use your iPhone as a remote while watching TV with others, you will also be able to get Insights.

Another feature is Enhance Dialog for TV speakers and speakers, this can be super helpful so you can hear what is being said. Subtitles will also get some tweaks, where they will automatically come up if you mute the audio or jump back in time.


Calculator

There is now a calculator on the iPad and it includes a feature called "Math Notes". Math Notes allows you to write out expressions with the Apple Pencil and calculator will compute the answer once you put an equals sign in the equation. If you need to add a column of numbers, this can be done as well by putting a line under all of the numbers to be added.

You will also be able to add graphs and update values in real-time with variables. Math Notes are not limited to just the calculator app. You can also use them in the Notes app.


macOS

macOS is the oldest and most mature of Apple’s operating systems, but it also seems some new features, like the aforementioned Passwords app. There are two iPhone-related features coming, mirroring and mirroring and notifications.

iPhone Mirroring

There may be instances when you would might want to be able to see what is happening on your iPhone while you are using your Mac. This can be particularly true if your iPhone is charging in another room. Now, you will be able to actually use your iPhone while it is elsewhere. You are able to interact with it by swiping and clicking, just as if you were using the iPhone.

When you do you your iPhone via mirroring, it will remain locked, so nobody else will be able to see what you are doing.

iPhone Mirroring on macOS Sequoia

iPhone Notifications

Much like being able to add widgets from your iPhone to your Mac, you will be able to get iPhone notifications right on your Mac. Along with this, you can interact with them and they should even be able to open up via iPhone mirroring.


Mail

Mail is also getting some updates, including categorizations. This is done on device and emails will be put into one of a few categories:

  • Primary - Most important
  • Transactions - Receipts
  • Updates - Newsletters
  • Promotions - Marketing/Sales

This is a nice update as well. There is another thing coming to mail, Writing Tools.

Writing Tools will allow you to spell check, proof-read, and rewrite an email. It will not be limited Mail, but can also be found in Keynote. Pages, Notes, and even third-party apps.


Apple Intelligence

One of the big items highlighted is Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence will allow you to create images, rework text, and even use Siri to perform actions and find your own data. Apple could have just integrated existing Artificial Intelligence, but they have decided to go above and beyond with a new feature called Apple Intelligence.

Note summarization using Apple Intelligence

Apple Intelligence is an initiative that takes Artificial intelligence and expands upon it to make sure that your information stays private. This is done through a combination of on-device and cloud infrastructure. A vast majority of the data will be on device, but for tasks that require more resources, there is the cloud portion.

But not just any cloud. Apple has dubbed their solution Private Cloud Compute. PrivatE Cloud Compute is built on Apple Silicon and uses many of the features built into the system. One of the features of this is that there is no data persistence, so your private data is only available to that server for that one request, before the data is wiped from the server.

Apple Intelligence provides access to your data so you can perform actions like "Find photos of Suzy in a Pink dress" and it knows enough context to be able to find what you are looking for.

Image Generation

One of the more common uses of current artificial intelligence is to generate images. You can do this on iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia as well. You will be able to create images to send to others based upon a template, and a few limited styles. Beyond this, you will be able to write out what you are looking for and it will perform a search.

Being able to use your own data is great, but sometimes you need access to general world knowledge. Apple has a solution with that as well.


ChatGPT

Apple is partnering with Open AI and to use their ChatGPT 4o model to allow you to ask Siri general knowledge. The request will be sent and it will end up responding. If an app needs to use your personal data, you will need to confirm that you want to send the data to ChatGPT before it sent. This way, you are always able to decide to not send the data.

Again, these features will be coming later in the year.


Closing Thoughts

All of the features outlined above should be coming over the next year. Some will be released this fall, while others will be later. There are a number of great features, like Home Screen customization, new text effects in Messages. The new Passwords app will make it easier to manage all of your passwords, and related information in a single location.

Artificial Intelligence is a big topic with a slew of features planned including Writing Tools, mail organization, and general ChatGPT features through Siri and throughout Apple's operating systems.

You can see previews for macOS Sequoia, iOS 18, and iPadOS 18.


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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/09/ipad-availability-june-9-2024iPad Availability for Sunday, June 9th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/09/ipad-availability-june-9-2024Sun, 9 Jun 2024 13:30:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Sunday, June 9th, 2024. There are no changes since the last posting. With the iPad availablity becoming stable, this will be the last posting for this round of iPad releases.


iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Jun 25 - Jul 2 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Jun 13 - Jun 17 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/08/ipad-availability-june-8-2024iPad Availability for Saturday, June 8th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Starlighthttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/08/ipad-availability-june-8-2024Sat, 8 Jun 2024 06:30:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Saturday, June 8th, 2024. The most significant change is for the 13-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture glass. They have improved from June 24th to June 18th. The same applies to a couple of 11-inch iPad Pro models The other changes are delivery changes for the weekend.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 24 - Jul 1 to Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Jun 25 - Jul 2 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Blue Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Purple Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Starlight Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Wed, Jun 12 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Jun 13 - Jun 17 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11
Silver Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11 Tue, Jun 11

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/07/my-apple-wwdc-2024-wish-listMy Apple WWDC 2024 Wish ListApple Logo stylized with blue, purple, and orange outline with the title text of "Action packed."https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/07/my-apple-wwdc-2024-wish-listFri, 7 Jun 2024 10:00:00 -0500Next week is Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2024, also known as WWDC. WWDC is where Apple shows off what they expect to release over the course of the year. I thought I would provide a list of what I hope to see from Apple for the year, but before that, let us look at a topic is prevalent in tech, Artificial Intelligence, also known as "AI".


Artificial Intelligence

I have issues with the term "Artificial Intelligence". My main issue is that it is merely a marketing term used because it sounds "futuristic", and that there is no actual intelligence in anything that has been released yet. I would much prefer that it be computer "Computer Intelligence", or something similar. I would prefer this term because it would actually be correct. This is the "intelligence" that a computer has. I could go on, but that is enough of a rant on the subject. I will use the term "AI", because that is what everybody else uses.

I suspect that a big push with Apple’s operating systems will be full of AI features to help users. This could be something like removing a background, or object, from a photo, to having Siri summarize a a conversation, or other similar functions.

What I would really like is for there to be a way to take all of my writing, from my blog posts to my books, and throw that into a Large Language Model, or LLM, and then be able to easily look up things. As an example, while writing this article I needed to look up a couple of specific things that I know I have written about in the past in one of my books. Having a means of looking up all of that information would be fantastic.

I am not sure how Apple will approach AI throughout all of its products, but I do suspect it will be shown off and quite prevalent in the keynote. Let us look at each various platforms and what I would like to see, starting with tvOS.


tvOS

The Apple TV is powered by tvOS. tvOS is an offshoot of iOS. Its primary purpose is to allow you to watch media. There are other actions you can perform, like

My biggest request is improved AirPlay from a Mac. I was mirroring my MacBook Pro to a 3rd generation Apple TV 4K, the latest version, and I kept getting random screen freezes, not on the MacBook Pro, but on the Apple TV. The screen on the MacBook Pro kept going but the video on the Apple TV just stopped.

It is not like I have a slow Wi-Fi network and the devices were not more than 6 feet apart, with the Wi-Fi access point in the same room. If it happened just once or twice, I would just chalk It up to a one-time bug, but it was happened a lot, so it definitely is not that.

One feature that might be good would be a way of being able to easily see where a particular actor or actress has appeared based upon the current scene. This would be similar to Amazon’s X-Ray, but could even hand off to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to provide the information.


HomePods

The HomePod is one of the least updated devices and there have been no major changes to the software. What I would like to see is the ability to have more than two HomePods in a stereo pair. In particular, I would like to be able to mix and match HomePod types, like full-sized HomePods with HomePod minis. Along with this, it would be nice to have more than 2 items in a stereo pair.

On the topic of stereo pairs. I would love the ability to not have the stereo pair use private address. Every time that I need to reboot my Apple TV it will create a new address, using up yet another IP address on my home network. It would be great to be able to change this in the Home App. On that subject.


HomeKit and Home app

HomeKit works well for things like smart bulbs, In order for things to be able to connect, they need a Home Hub. A Home Hub can be things like an Apple TV, or even a HomePod. I would love the ability to decide that an Apple TV should not be a Home Hub. I have an original Apple TV HD that I absolutely do not want as a HomeHub, yet I have no option to opt it out of being a Home Hub. If you only have two Home Hubs, I can see not opting one out, but I have 8 Home Hubs (3 Apple TVs and 5 HomePods), so it is not a problem for me.

While that is a wish item, there is a bug with the Home App that does need to be addressed. This issue is with the Lock Screen widget showing the current temperature. I have 5 HomePods, yet from time to time the Lock Screen widget will show just not show my indoor temperature. This makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever.


macOS

macOS is the most mature of Apple’s operating systems and because of that all of the low hanging fruit has been tackled. There is one big thing that Apple could do, release a dedicated "Passwords" app.

For the longest time Apple has had an app called "Keychain". Keychain is used to store all of your usernames, passwords, private keys, security certificates, and just about any other security-related item. In 2021 with the release of macOS Monterey (macOS 12), Apple added a new "Passwords" preference to the Settings app. This meant that you could manage all of your stored passwords, and passkeys, right from within Settings, instead of just needing to use Safari.

A dedicated passwords app is something that users have been requesting since the integration of passwords into System preferences. I would love to see an app that can manage everything, including arbitrary data, like PDFs, or even SSH keys, so that we can securely store, and synchronize, all of our data. Combine this with the Shared Passwords groups, this could be a powerful app for sharing all sorts of data that needs to be secure.

Honestly, even if the app only does passwords, passkeys, and ssh keys, that would be fantastic. Obviously, there would need to be an API for accessing the SSH keys, but it would be great to have.


iOS

There are rumors that iOS will be getting the ability to place app icons wherever they would like. I would expect that this is likely to come to iOS. I would guess that the icons could be placed anywhere, but within a grid. This would be similar to how widgets work on macOS, where it will snap to a grid. However, unlike macOS, I do not think that iOS will be allowed to place icons anywhere. One other feature that I would like to see is additional options for widgets. Sometimes a 2 x 2 widget is just too big. I would like to see a 1 x 2 rectangle. It would also be nice to be able to have other rectangle sizes as well.

Ability to clear documents and data for an app without needing to delete it. I don’t care if there are two confirmations required. I’d like to be able to clear app data. Furthermore, I would absolutely love the ability to limit the amount of data that an app can use. As an example. IG and Threads each use over 5GB on my phone. I’d love to be able to limit this.


iPadOS

iPadOS sits in the middle between iOS and macOS. It uses iOS as a base, but it attempts to be like macOS, yet it is not nearly as powerful as macOS, at least for advanced uses. Besides this, it seems like iPadOS is an afterthought for Apple. For instance, iPadOS seems to get features after iOS, instead of at the same time.

The latest iPad Pro now has the most advanced processor that Apple has yet released, and yet the software does not match the power of the processor. I had an occasion to use a 3rd generation iPad Pro again recently. There is nothing that the 7th Generation can do that is not possible on 3rd generation iPad Pro. There are some features, like Apple Pencil Hover that are on the 6th and 7th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but there is nothing that jumps out at the moment.

I suspect that the arbitrary rearranging of the iPhone home screen will come to fruition, but I also suspect that we won’t see it on the iPad until next year.


Bluetooth

One of the more annoying things that I have experienced lately is issues with bluetooth across all of Apple’s products. Frequently, my mouse will just be disconnected. When this happens I have to turn off my Magic Mouse and turn it back on again. Sometimes, but less often, the same happens with the Magic Keyboard.

Another example is with my 2nd generation AirPods. Almost 1/3 of the time one of the AirPods will just either not connect, or it will connect, but no sound will come out. Sometimes I can put the offending AirPod back in its case, wait a couple of seconds, and then put it back in my ear and that will work. Other times, I need to take both AirPods and put them back in the case, close the top, wait a few seconds, and then they both work.

I also experience a similar thing with my Beats Studio Pros. Just randomly, they will randomly disconnect in the middle of listening to something. Sometimes, they will reconnect. Other times they will not.

The last Bluetooth related issue that I have experienced lately is with my new 7th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and the Apple Pencil Pro. Sometimes, inexplicably, the Apple Pencil Pro will refuse to work with the iPad. This is usually when I remove the Apple Pencil Pro from the iPad, and it just will not work. I can try toggling Bluetooth off and on again, but that does not do anything. The only fix is completely reboot the iPad Pro. I could completely understand if the Apple Pencil Pro was low on charge, but since it is connected to the iPad Pro, it is always charging.

Apple has created all of the devices, I would expect them to work together. It certainly breaks the "seamless" experience that Apple touts.


Closing Thoughts

Although these are what I would like to see, I do not think most of it will be something that we end up getting. Apple’s WWDC 2024 is next week, with the keynote streaming at 10:00am Pacific Time. You can stream it on Apple’s events site, or even on YouTube. I will try to have a recap of what is announced sometime Monday, or Tuesday.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/07/ipad-availability-june-7-2024iPad Availability for Friday, June 7th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Space Grayhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/07/ipad-availability-june-7-2024Fri, 7 Jun 2024 07:25:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Friday, June 7th, 2024. The most significant change is for the Wi-Fi Only 256GB 11-inch iPad Air now has a June 24th to July 1st delivery range. The other changes are delivery changes for the weekend.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 10 Jun 24 - Jul 1 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Blue Mon, Jun 10 Tue, Jun 11 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Purple Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Starlight Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Blue Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Purple Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Starlight Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Blue Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Purple Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Starlight Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Blue Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Purple Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Starlight Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Tue, Jun 11 Mon, Jun 10
Silver Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Tue, Jun 11 Mon, Jun 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Tue, Jun 11 Mon, Jun 10
Silver Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Jun 12 - Jun 14 Mon, Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Silver Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10
Silver Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10 Mon, Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/06/ipad-availability-june-6-2024iPad Availability for Thursday, June 6th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Bluehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/06/ipad-availability-june-6-2024Thu, 6 Jun 2024 10:26:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Thursday, June 6th, 2024. Most iPad Air and iPad Pro models continue have delivery of 'tomorrow'. The Nano-texture devices are June 21st to June 28th. The most significant change is for the 11-inch iPad Pro which has a 2 to 3 business day delivery range.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Fri, Jun 7 to Mon, Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 10 to Jun 10 - Jun 11
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Fri, Jun 7 to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Fri, Jun 7 to Mon, Jun 10
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Fri, Jun 7 to Jun 11 - Jun 13

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Mon, Jun 10 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 11 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Mon, Jun 10 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Mon, Jun 10 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 11 - Jun 13 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/05/ipad-availability-june-5-2024iPad Availability for Wednesday, June 5th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/05/ipad-availability-june-5-2024Wed, 5 Jun 2024 13:15:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Wednesday, June 5th, 2024. Most iPad Air and iPad Pro models have delivery of 'tomorrow'. Nano-texture devices are June 20th to June 27th. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 14 to Jun 7 - Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 26 - Jul 3 to Jun 20 - Jun 27

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Fri, Jun 7 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 7 - Jun 10 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Fri, Jun 7 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Fri, Jun 7 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Fri, Jun 7 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/04/ipad-availability-june-4-2024iPad Availability for Tuesday, June 4th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/04/ipad-availability-june-4-2024Tue, 4 Jun 2024 14:15:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. The only change is for the 1TB Wi-Fi + Cellular 11-inch iPad Pro. Many iPad Air and iPad Pro models have delivery of 'tomorrow'. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 10 - Jun 12 to Jun 6 - Jun 10

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Jun 6 - Jun 7 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Thu, Jun 6 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 12 - Jun 14 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 6 - Jun 10 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 6 - Jun 10 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Thu, Jun 6 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/03/ipad-availability-june-3-2024iPad Availability for Monday, June 3rd, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Starlighthttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/03/ipad-availability-june-3-2024Mon, 3 Jun 2024 13:45:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Monday, June 3rd, 2024. The changes for today are improvements in the 11-inch iPad Pro. Nano-texture iPad Pros have delivery of June 18th to Jun 25th. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 14 to Jun 5 - Jun 6

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 18 - Jun 25 to Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 18 - Jun 25 to Jun 10 - Jun 12
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 14 to Jun 5 - Jun 6

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Wed, Jun 5 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Jun 5 - Jun 6 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Jun 5 - Jun 6 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 11 - Jun 13 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 12 Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 5 - Jun 6 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Wed, Jun 5
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/02/ipad-availability-june-2-2024iPad Availability for Sunday, June 2nd, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Space Grayhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/02/ipad-availability-june-2-2024Sun, 2 Jun 2024 13:45:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Sunday, June 2nd, 2024. There have been no changes since yesterday's posting. Many iPad Air devices have delivery for June 4th, but some do have later delivery date. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Wed, Jun 5 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 14 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Jun 5 - Jun 6 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Jun 18 - Jun 25 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 11 - Jun 13 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 18 - Jun 25 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 14 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Wed, Jun 5
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/01/ipad-availability-june-1-2024iPad Availability for Saturday, June 1st, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/06/01/ipad-availability-june-1-2024Sat, 1 Jun 2024 06:25:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for Saturday, June 1st, 2024. The 11-inch iPad Pro (Nano-texture) has improved to June 18th, or June 25th. Many iPad Air devices have delivery for June 5th, but some do have later delivery. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Mon, Jun 3 to Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 7 to Jun 11 - Jun 13
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 13 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 10 - Jun 17 to Jun 12 - Jun 14

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 25 - Jul 2
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 1 - Jul 9 to Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Wed, Jun 5 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 14 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Jun 5 - Jun 6 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Jun 18 - Jun 25 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Blue Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Purple Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Starlight Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 11 - Jun 13 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 5 - Jun 7 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 18 - Jun 25 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 14 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Wed, Jun 5
Silver Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4 Tue, Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/31/ipad-availability-may-31-2024iPad Availability for Friday, May 31st, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Bluehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/31/ipad-availability-may-31-2024Fri, 31 May 2024 06:35:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availability for May 31st, 2024. Almost all of the changes for today account for the weekend, so there are no major changes, except the 1-TB Wi-Fi + Cellular 11-inch iPad Pro has improved by three days. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 11 - Jun 13
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 11 - Jun 13
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 10 - Jun 17

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Mon, Jun 3

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 4 - Jun 5 Jun 4 - Jun 5 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Blue Mon, Jun 3 Jun 11 - Jun 13 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Purple Jun 4 - Jun 5 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Starlight Mon, Jun 3 Jun 4 - Jun 6 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Blue Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Purple Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Starlight Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Blue Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Purple Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Starlight Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Blue Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Purple Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Starlight Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Jun 5 - Jun 7 Mon, Jun 3
Silver Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Jun 4 - Jun 6 Mon, Jun 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Jun 11 - Jun 13 Mon, Jun 3
Silver Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Jun 10 - Jun 17 Mon, Jun 3

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Silver Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Tue, Jun 4
Silver Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3 Mon, Jun 3

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Silver Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Silver Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/30/ipad-availability-may-30-2024iPad Availability for Thursday, May 30th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Starlighthttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/30/ipad-availability-may-30-2024Thu, 30 May 2024 08:55:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 29th, 2024. The changes are mixed, and mostly apply to the 11-inch iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro. These changes are shipping changes accounting for a weekend. The 13-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture screen have improved by six days. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 3 to Jun 3 - Jun 4
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 14 - Jun 21

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 3 - Jun 5 Jun 4 - Jun 6 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Jun 7 - Jun 14 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Jun 3 - Jun 5 Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Jun 4 - Jun 6 Tomorrow
Silver Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 3 - Jun 5
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 3 - Jun 5

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 3 - Jun 4 Jun 3 - Jun 5
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Silver Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Silver Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Silver Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Silver Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/29/ipad-availability-may-29-2024iPad Availability for Wednesday, May 29th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Bluehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/29/ipad-availability-may-29-2024Wed, 29 May 2024 15:35:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 29th, 2024. The changes are mixed, and mostly apply to the 11-inch iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Thu, May 30 to Jun 6 - Jun 13
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Jun 4 - Jun 6 to May 31 - Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 13 - Jun 20
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 10 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 13 - Jun 20
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 10 to May 31 - Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 31 - Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 31 - Jun 4 Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Jun 6 - Jun 13 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight May 31 - Jun 4 May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow
Silver May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 31 - Jun 4
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 31 - Jun 4

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow May 31 - Jun 3 May 31 - Jun 4
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/28/ipad-availability-may-28-2024iPad Availability for Tuesday, May 28th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/28/ipad-availability-may-28-2024Tue, 28 May 2024 15:55:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 28th, 2024. Most changes are delivery changes to account for the holiday in the U.S. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 4 - Jun 6
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 19 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 19 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 19 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 6 - Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 19 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 6 - Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 12 - Jun 19 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Wed, May 29 to Thu, May 30

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Blue Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Purple Jun 4 - Jun 6 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Starlight May 30 - Jun 3 May 30 - Jun 3 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Blue Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Purple Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Starlight Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Blue Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Purple Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Starlight Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Blue Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Purple Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Starlight Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 5 - Jun 12 Thu, May 30 May 31 - Jun 4 Thu, May 30
Silver Jun 5 - Jun 12 Thu, May 30 May 30 - Jun 3 Thu, May 30
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 6 - Jun 10
Silver Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 6 - Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 May 30 - Jun 3 Thu, May 30
Silver Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 May 30 - Jun 3 Jun 5 - Jun 12
Silver Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30 Thu, May 30

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/26/ipad-availability-may-26-2024iPad Availability for Sunday, May 26th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/26/ipad-availability-may-26-2024Sun, 26 May 2024 05:50:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 25th, 2024. The only change for today is 128GB Wi-Fi only 11-inch iPad Air in purple, which as slipped to June 5 to June 12. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Wed, May 29 to Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Jun 5 - Jun 12 Thu, May 30 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 29
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12
Silver Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 29
Silver May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/25/ipad-availability-may-25-2024iPad Availability for Saturday, May 25th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Purplehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/25/ipad-availability-may-25-2024Sat, 25 May 2024 06:40:00 -0500Here is the availability for the iPad Air and iPad Pro for May 25th, 2024. All of the changes for today are improvements in shipping by a few days, specifically for the 11-inch iPAd Air, the ! and 2 TB models of the 11-inch iPad Pro (excluding the 2TB Wi-Fi + Cellular in Silver), and the 1TB 13-inch iPad Pro. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 18 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 18 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 18 to Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 4 - Jun 11 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 18 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 11 - Jun 18 to Jun 5 - Jun 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tue, May 28 to Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 4 - Jun 11 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 4 - Jun 11 to May 31 - Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Thu, May 30 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Blue Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Purple Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Starlight Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 29
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12
Silver Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 29
Silver May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 May 31 - Jun 4 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29 Wed, May 29

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/24/4077-an-unofficial-mash-trivia-game-update-available4077: An Unofficial M*A*S*H Trivia Game 1.4.0 Now AvailableCover for the app 4077: An Unofficial M*A*S*H Trivia app.https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/24/4077-an-unofficial-mash-trivia-game-update-availableFri, 24 May 2024 06:30:00 -0500The surgeons behind the game have been busy and have had added only one big new feature and added one small enhancement. The new feature is that questions for season 4 are now in the app. This brings the total number of questions to 2,649 questions for all four seasons.

The other small tweaks is that buttons are now highlighted when you hover over them with a trackpad or Apple Pencil, on devices that support a trackpad or Apple Pencil. If there are any issues, be sure to email support. This is can be done via the "About" screen.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/24/ipad-availability-may-24-2024iPad Availability for Friday, May 24th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Space Grayhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/24/ipad-availability-may-24-2024Fri, 24 May 2024 06:25:00 -0500Here is the availability for the iPad Air and iPad Pro for May 24th, 2024.Most of the changes are shipping changes that account for the weekend. There have been some improvements in shipping for the iPad Pros as well. The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 10 - Jun 17 to Jun 4 - Jun 11
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Jun 10 - Jun 17 to Wed, May 29
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Jun 11 - Jun 18
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 3 - Jun 5 to Jun 11 - Jun 18
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to May 29 - May 31
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Jun 4 - Jun 11
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 10 - Jun 17 to Jun 4 - Jun 11
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 28 - May 30 to Jun 11 - Jun 18
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Tue, May 28

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 4 - Jun 11 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Blue Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Purple Tue, May 28 Wed, May 29 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Starlight Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Blue Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Purple Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Starlight Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Blue Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Purple Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Starlight Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Blue Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Purple Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Starlight Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tue, May 28 Jun 4 - Jun 11 Tue, May 28
Silver Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tue, May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 29 - May 31 Tue, May 28 Jun 4 - Jun 11 Tue, May 28
Silver May 30 - Jun 3 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Jun 4 - Jun 11 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28 Tue, May 28

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/23/ipad-availability-may-23-2024iPad Availability for Thursday, May 23rd, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/23/ipad-availability-may-23-2024Thu, 23 May 2024 06:00:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 23rd, 2024. All of the changes for today are slipping for the weekend. The nano-texture devices continue to have mid to late-June delivery dates.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from May 24 - May 29 to May 28 - May 30
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 7 to Jun 3 - Jun 10
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 24 - May 28 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 3 - Jun 5
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 24 - May 29 to Jun 10 - Jun 17

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 24 - May 29 to May 28 - May 30

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 21 - Jun 28 to Jun 24 - Jul 1

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 14 - Jun 21 to Jun 17 - Jun 24

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow May 28 - May 30 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 17 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 17 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 10 - Jun 17 Tomorrow Jun 3 - Jun 10 Tomorrow
Silver Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 3 - Jun 5 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 17 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver May 30 - Jun 3 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 10 - Jun 17 May 28 - May 30
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1
Silver Jun 24 - Jul 1 Jun 24 - Jul 1

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/22/ipad-availability-may-22-2024iPad Availability for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Starlighthttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/22/ipad-availability-may-22-2024Wed, 22 May 2024 13:50:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 22nd, 2024. All of the changes for today are improvements, excetp fro the 512GB Silver Wi-Fi Only 11-inch iPad Pro, that has slipped by about a week. Most iPad Air models are in stock. A variety of iPad Pros are the same, but many also have a bit of a wait. The nano-texture devices have mid to late-June delivery dates.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Tomorrow
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 31 - Jun 7
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Thu, May 23 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to May 24 - May 29

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 29 - May 31
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 24 - May 29

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow May 24 - May 29 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Jun 7 - Jun 14 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 7 - Jun 14 Tomorrow May 31 - Jun 7 Tomorrow
Silver May 24 - May 28 May 31 - Jun 4 Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow May 24 - May 29 Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 3 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver May 29 - May 31 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 7 - Jun 14 May 24 - May 29
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28
Silver Jun 21 - Jun 28 Jun 21 - Jun 28

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Silver Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
Silver Jun 14 - Jun 21 Jun 14 - Jun 21
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/21/ipad-availability-may-21-2024iPad Availability for Tuesday, May 21st, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/21/ipad-availability-may-21-2024Tue, 21 May 2024 15:30:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 21st, 2024. The 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture display have improved from June 20th to June 27th, previously they were delivery dates in July. The 11-inch iPAd Air, has a few 128GB and 256GB models Wi-Fi only models have slipped.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 22 to Jun 13 - Jun 20
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 22 to Jun 13 - Jun 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 31 - Jun 4 to Jun 13 - Jun 20
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 30 - Jun 3 to May 23 - May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 22 to Jun 6 - Jun 13

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 8 - Jul 12 to Jun 20 - Jun 27

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Blue Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Purple Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Starlight Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Blue Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Purple Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Starlight Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Blue Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Purple Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Starlight Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Blue Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Purple Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Starlight Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Thu, May 23 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Thu, May 23
Silver May 23 - May 28 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 31 - Jun 4
Silver Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 May 31 - Jun 4 Thu, May 23

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 6 - Jun 13 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Silver Jun 6 - Jun 13 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 30 - Jun 6
Silver Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23 Thu, May 23

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/20/ipad-availability-may-20-2024iPad Availability for Monday, May 20th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/20/ipad-availability-may-20-2024Mon, 20 May 2024 15:00:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availability for May 20th, 2024. Most devices arrive on May 22nd, except for the Nano-texture devices, which are still either June or July, depending on screen size. Some 11-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Celluar devices have improved by a couple of weeks.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Wed, May 22 to Jun 13 - Jun 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 3 to Jun 13 - Jun 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 29 - May 31 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 30 - Jun 3
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 31 - Jun 4
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 24 - May 29 to Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 6 - Jun 13
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 30 - Jun 6

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 22
Silver May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 31 - Jun 4
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 May 31 - Jun 4 Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 6 - Jun 13 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 30 - Jun 6
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/19/ipad-availability-may-19-2024iPad Availability for Sunday, May 19th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Space Grayhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/19/ipad-availability-may-19-2024Sun, 19 May 2024 14:10:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 19th, 2024. All iPad Air devices, except the 11-inch 128GB Wi-Fi Only Space Gray are set to deliver 'May 22nd'. A couple of 13-inch iPad Pro models have slipped to 'Jun 12 - Jun 19'. The 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture screen have slipped to July 8th, but but that is due to shipping around the July 4th holiday.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 22 to Jun 13 - Jun 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 28 - May 30 to May 30 - Jun 3

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 3 Wed, May 22 May 29 - May 31 Wed, May 22
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 24 - May 29

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/18/review-of-the-apple-m4-13-inch-ipad-proReview of the Apple M4 13-inch iPad ProPhoto of the M4 13-inch iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil Prohttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/18/review-of-the-apple-m4-13-inch-ipad-proSat, 18 May 2024 06:45:00 -0500The iPad has had its ups and downs over the last 14 years. In that time there have been 37 Wi-Fi devices and 38 cellular devices across four different iPad families of iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro. The iPad devices have had an ever changing set of capabilities and features, including Wi-Fi improvements, cellular connectivity enhancements, improved cameras, Touch ID, and even Face ID.

Each iPad has its own place within the entire lineup. The iPad is the entry-level, while the iPad Pro is on the opposite side of the spectrum and has the latest features, and technologies. The iPad Air is a more affordable model that has some of the technologies that were originally on the iPad Pro and have made their way to the Air. This leaves the iPad mini, which to be honest, is a conundrum because it is a mix of the iPad and the iPad Air. It is a smaller size, so it is less expensive than the iPad Air, but has slightly better technology, so it is more expensive than the original iPad.

The current iPad lineup makes a lot more sense than it has previously. There is now a more consistent lineup with the iPad mini at 8.3 inches, the iPad and 10.9, the iPad Air at 11-inches and 13-inches, and the iPad Pro with an 11-inch and 13-inch version.

As mentioned above, the iPad Pro has the latest and greatest technologies in it. Apple has just released two new iPad Pro models, the 5th generation 11-inch and the 7th generation 13-inch. I have purchased one, and what follows will be a bunch of details about the iPad Pro as well as my own thoughts on the device, and its accessories. But first, let us take a brief look at my personal history with the iPad.


Personal iPad History

Being a person who likes to use the latest tech, it would not come as a shock that I have been using an iPad since it was first available back in April of 2010. Unlike iPhones, I have not purchased each new model of iPad. The iPad is not primarily a productivity item for me, instead it is used for development, playing some games, and occasionally used for performing light productivity tasks.

While I have not owned all of the iPad models, I have owned a few including:

  • Original iPad (2010)
  • iPad 2 (2011)
  • iPad 3rd generation (2012)
  • iPad Air 2 (2014)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st Generation (2015)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd Generation (2017)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd Generation (2018)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 5th Generation (2021)

To this list I can now add the 13-inch iPad Pro, or 7th generation iPad Pro.

As you can see I skipped a fair number of iPads, including the 4th generation, original iPad Air, and the 4th and 6th generation iPad Pros. The reason that I skipped these varied, but it mostly came down to the update not being compelling enough to upgrade. In the case of the 4th generation iPad, it was because it was released 7 months after the 3rd generation, although the 4th generation would have been a better device than the 3rd generation.

It should be noted that I have opted to get the largest screen, not only because I like the idea of having more screen real estate, but also because the highest end devices typically have the best technology in them and I do not mind living on the bleeding edge of technology when it makes sense. Furthermore, when I hand down my iPads to someone else, they can usually appreciate the larger screens.

For the 4th and 6th generation iPad Pros, I opted to not get these device because they did not offer a compelling enough change to warrant purchasing. The 4th generation iPad Pro only added a LiDAR camera, so it was not enough. Similarly, while the 6th generation iPad Pro offered a bit more, the M2 and Apple Pencil Hover. I will admit, I am glad that I skipped because it means that I can purchase the 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro, which has some great additions. Let us start looking at aspects of the 13-inch iPad Pro starting with the System on a Chip, or SOC.


System on a Chip

Normally when Apple introduces a new device they offer the next processor in the line. For example, the 1st generation iPad Pro had an A9x, the next model had an A10X Fusion. The 3rd generation iPad Pro skipped to the A12X. The 4th generation had an A12Z, which only had one additional GPU core. The 5th Generation introduced the M1 to the iPad Pro line, and the 6th generation had the M2. It would make sense for Apple to have the 7th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro to have the M3. However, they did not do that, and there is a good reason behind that. To explain we need to take a bit of a deeper dive into manufacturing.


Manufacturing Processes

Apple uses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, to produce their latest and greatest chips. Each of these chips has its own manufacturing process. The reason that Apple, and many other companies, use TSMC is because TSMC has the most advanced manufacturing plants in the world and can produce the best chips.

As technology has progressed the physical size of silicon chips has gotten smaller and smaller. It began with 20 micron, or 20,000 nanometers in size, in 1968. The 10 micron, or 10,000 nanometer, process was used in the Intel 8008 processor. The process size was reduced in 1974 to 6 microns, or 6,000 nanometers, and used in the infamous Intel 8088 processor.

The first sub-micron sizes were developed in 1987 with the 800 nanometer process. This process would not be used widely until 1993 when Intel introduced the P5 Pentium chip running at 60MHz or 66MHz. The 90nm process was developed in 2001 and was eventually used with Sony's Playstation 2, Microsoft's Xbox 360, and the AMD Athlon processors, just to name a few.

One of the turning points for manufacturing, at least in terms of Apple, was the 20nm process. Apple bought PA-Semi, in 2008 and they began putting out their own chips, starting with the A4 in 2011. The A4, A5, A6, and A7, were all manufactured by Samsung. In 2014 this changed when Apple began working with TSMC. The first A-series chip that TSMC produced was the A8, and this was on a 20nm process. The A8 came out in 2014 with the introduction of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and HomePod, to name just a few of the products.

The next process was the 16nm, or 14nm, and this included Apple chips like the A9, A9X, and A10 Fusion. This was a notable process node given that the 1st generation iPad Pro was introduced with the A9X. The A9 had 2 billion transistors, the number of transistors on the A9X was not disclosed.

The 10nm process was short lived, and mostly used by Apple for the A10x and A11. The A10X had 3.3 billion transistors, meanwhile the A11 had 4.3 billion transistors.

The 7nm process entered mainstream with the A12 Bionic, which debuted September of 2018. The 7nm process was used on a number of products including iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It was also used in the 5th generation iPad mini, iPhone XR, 3rd generation iPad Air, 8th and 9th generation iPad, and the 2nd generation Apple TV 4K. The A13 was in the iPhone 11 line and the Apple Studio Display. The A12 had 6.9 billion transistors, while the A13 had 8.5 billion.

The first 5nm processor was Apple's A14 Bionic, which has been in the 10th generation iPad, 4th generation iPad Air, and the entire iPhone 12 line. The A15 Bionic also used the 5nm process, and was in the iPhone 13 line, iPhone 14 and 14 Plus, 6th generation iPad mini, 3rd generation Apple TV 4K, and the 3rd generation iPhone SE. These came with 11.8 billion transistors on the A14 chips.

The 4nm process was used on the A16 Bionic, which has only been in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, as well as the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. The A16 had 15 billion transistors.

One thing that you may notice with all of the items listed above, is that as the process size gets smaller, the more transistors that can be put onto a chip. With more transistors that are on a chip means that there are more capabilities that a device can have. Typically, the smaller the process size, the more power efficiency increases. Progress has continued until the current size of 3 nanometers.


3 Nanometer

TSMC has indicated there are a number of 3 nanometer processes, including the N3, N3B, N3E, N3S, N3P, and N3X. Each of these has their own benefits. N3 is the base process, which offers 25 to 30% power efficiency over the N5 process. At the same time power increases 10 to 15%.

N3E uses 32% less power and offers 18% better performance. N3P should offer between around 33 to 34% less power than N5 and 19% to 20% better performance than N5. N3X will use a bit more power, but still offer a bit more performance than N5.

These comparisons are good to highlight, because the M2 was manufactured using the N5 process.


M3

Marketing images for the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips
Marketing images for the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max

The first set of N3 processors that Apple introduced were the A17 Pro and M3 and used the N3B process. It turns out that the N3B process was not the right approach to 3nm processing. While it would indeed work, it was more expensive and per an EE Times article from April of 2023:

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is straining to meet demand from top customer Apple for 3-nm chips. The company's tool and yield struggles have impeded the ramp to volume production with world-leading technology

With costs being higher, and yields not being what they need. This means that it that it will not work with Apple needs millions of chips. What this means is that Apple is keen to move onto the next process, which will have better yields which means more chips can be manufactured. Apple has introduced a chip that matches this. It is called the Apple M4.


M4

Marketing image for the M4 System on a Chip
Marketing image for the M4 System on a Chip.

With the introduction of the 5th generation 11-inch iPad Pro and the 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro, Apple did something different and introduced an Apple Silicon chip on the iPad, before it does so on a Mac. Apple introduced the M4. According to Apple this uses the 2nd generation 3nm manufacturing process.

The M4 has a number of improvements, including the aforementioned 25% less power consumption and 18% improved performance. According to Apple the M4's neural engine is "capable of 38 trillion operations per second, "which is 60x faster than Apple's first Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic chip".

Part of the chip's ability to perform that many calculations per second comes from the memory bandwidth. Since the M1, the memory bandwidth in iPads has been 100 Gigabytes per second. There is now a 20% increase to 120 Gigabytes per second with the M4.

The M4 actually comes in two variants, a 9-core variant with 3 performance cores, and a 10-core variant with 4 performance cores. For either variant there are 6 efficiency cores. The 256GB and 512GB 11-inch or 13-inch iPad Pro will have the 9-core processor, while the 1TB and 2TB models have the 10-core processor.

This is the first time that Apple has differentiated models of the iPad by having different number of cores depending on model. This is not the first time Apple has done that in general, because this is quite common with Macs, in particular the MacBook Pro.


Media Engine

The M4 also has a couple of other enhancements over the M3, in particular related to the Media Engine. The first of these changes is that it now supports 8K High Efficiency Video Codec, or HEVC. HEVC is the successor to H.264, which has long been the standard compression format for video. HEVC is more commonly known as H.265 and its chief improvement over H.264 is that it can provide better quality video at the same bitrates, meaning that it can look better for the same video size.

The inclusion of 8K HEVC means that you can easily handle processing of 8K video, even though you cannot shoot 8K video on an iPad.

The second change is that there is now hardware accelerated decoding of AOMedia Video 1, or AV1. AV1 is similar to HEVC, except that it is designed for streaming over the internet. This is the first time that AV1 decoding is on an iPad. The benefit to having hardware-acceleration of AV1 decoding is that it will provide more power efficient playback, which means less wear on the battery.


Graphics

Media encoding is definitely an important aspect of the iPad, yet there is another important feature of the M4, the Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU. The GPU on the M4 adds some new enhancements of its own. There is a new 10-core GPU and it includes Dynamic Caching. Dynamic Caching. Dynamic Caching was introduced on the M3, but this is the first time it is on an iPad. Dynamic Caching is a technique that allows the hardware to allocate the proper amount of memory for each task. This can mean that more of the graphics processing unit will be utilized when needed. Furthermore, it also means fixed amounts of memory do not need to be allocated, potentially locking up the memory when not needed.

Dynamic Caching is not the only change. The M4 also supports Ray Tracing, particularly Hardware-accelerated Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing is a technique where the light is more realistically rendered, which can result in more life-like lighting. Here is a great example of how Ray Tracing can improve gameplay. It is title How Nvidia and Valve Gave Portal its Ray Tracing Makeover and while it covers the game Portal, the same information is still applicable to the iPad.


Setup

The first thing that one must do is setup their iPad. If you have a previous iPad you can use a direct connection between the devices to perform the setup. Alternatively, you can use an iCloud backup and restore that to your iPad. For me, I opted to do the direct connection. When you do a direct transfer between the devices, neither device will be usable while the transfer is taking place. The estimates for how long it would take started off at 2 hours and eventually crept up to an estimate of 6 hours. Ultimately, it ended up taking approximately 3 hours to finish, which is still longer than I would have liked.

Given how much is on my iPad, It might have made more sense to do an encrypted backup and then restore to my new iPad, but I did not do that. While writing this section I opted to look at my iPad storage and I saw that I had 35 gigabytes of synchronized media, and I should have removed this before beginning the transfer, it would have saved some time off of the total transfer time.

One thing I did not try was to use a thunderbolt cable to see if I could transfer the data using that method instead. If anybody has done this, I would be interested in knowing how well it worked. If it is not supported, I think that should be something that Apple adds as an option. I understand not allowing standard USB-C cables, as these will only transfer up to 40 Gigabits per second, or a theoretical max of 5 Gigabytes per second. Although, even this would be significantly faster than using Wi-Fi.

I have purchased the cellular version of the iPad since the 1st generation iPad Pro in 2015. Normally, I would just physically move the SIM from my old iPad to the new one. However, the cellular 13-inch iPad Pro does not have a physical SIM slot, only an eSIM. Therefore, my existing data plan for my iPad needed to be moved. The setup steps account for this and my data plan moved successfully without any issues.

Screenshot during setup of confirming transfer of cellular plan from old iPad.
Screenshot of confirming cellular plan transfer during setup.

Once the setup was complete, all of the apps needed to download and then I could use my new iPad Pro.


Dimensions and Weight

The 13-inch iPad is roughly the same size as the 5th generation iPad Pro. In fact, it only has 0.64% more physical area. This is accomplished by it being 1mm taller and 0.6mm wider. This physical size is needed to account for the new display size of 13-inches. One area where the dimensions have changed is in the depth.

One of the highlighted aspects of the 13-inch iPad Pro is how thin it is. According to Apple it is the "thinnest device we've ever made". Apple's "Let Loose" event video mentioned that it is thinner than the iPod nano, which was Apple's thinnest device. The iPod nano was 5.3mm. The 13-inch iPad Pro is indeed thinner at 5.1mm. This is a significant reduction from the 6.4mm on the 5th generation, which means that the 13-inch iPad Pro is 20.3% thinner, or just over 20% thinner than the 5th generation.

Closeup photo of the difference in thickness of the 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro as compared to the 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
Photo of the 13-inch iPad as compared to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

This is a huge difference. The reduction in the physical size does have some implications most notable in the weight, which has gone from 685 grams to 582, a difference of 103 grams of 15.04%. This is a huge and noticeable difference. Another quite noticeable difference was going from the iPhone 14 Pro Max to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, where the devices went from steel to titanium. The reduction in weight for the iPad is almost twice the amount for the iPhone Pro changes.

Next, let us turn to another visual item, and the one that iPad users see the most, the display.


Display

Almost every single product that Apple has created, and that has a battery and is portable, has needed a display of some sort. One notable exception to this is the iPod shuffle, but that was a unique product. Each and every iPad that Apple has sold has had a display. Apple has attempted to obfuscate the technology used in each type of display. To date Apple has employed some marketing names including:

  • Retina
  • Liquid Retina
  • Liquid Retina XDR display

There is now a new marketing name. The 13-inch iPad Pro has a display that Apple is calling "Ultra Retina XDR". The technology used for the display has varied over time and has included:

  • Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
  • Light Emitting Diode (LED)
  • Micro-Light Emitting Diode (Mini-LED)

Different display technologies have their own benefits and approaches.

The 13-inch iPad Pro has a new display. The actual technology used for this display is not brand new, but it is new for the iPad Pro. The Ultra Retina XDR display is powered by Organic Light Emitting Diodes, more commonly known as OLED. Apple has used OLED on devices in the past, most notably on the Apple Watch and the iPhone.

OLED is better in some ways, most notably in that it uses less energy. This is accomplished by only lighting up the pixels that are needed.

In a battery constrained device, like the Apple Watch, OLED is the only way to go because pixels that are not lit do not consume any energy. Even with the Always On display of the Apple Watch and iPhone, items are only updated infrequently, at little as once a minute, so the devices are able to maximize battery and minimize energy usage.

When you extrapolate this technology to a larger device you can have the same benefits. There is a limitation to OLED which does not necessary appear in other display technologies; the organic nature of the diodes. Because the diodes in an OLED display are organic, they can degrade over time. Unfortunately, there is no way to regenerate the organic materials.

This new display is called Tandem OLED and it is worth diving into a bit.


Tandem OLED

Tandem OLED is a display technology that consists of two OLED displays that are connected with some sort of interconnect. This is similar to the way that an M2 Ultra chip is actually two M2 Max chips with their own interconnect. This interconnect actually allows sub-millisecond control over the color and luminance of each pixel, which means that colors can be controlled more fluidly for even better content viewing, particularly for video content.

The reason that there are two panels instead of a single panel is that a single panel is not capable of producing the brightness levels that Apple wants to achieve, at least not in the sizes needed for the 13-inch iPad Pro. The OLED display in the 13-inch iPad is capable of producing up to 1000-nits of brightness. High Dynamic Range (HDR) content is capable of showing up to 1600 nits of brightness.

It is not that an OLED display cannot display 1600 nits, it can. In fact the iPhone 14 Pro/Max and iPhone 15 Pro/Max can do up to 1000 nits, 1600 nits for HDR content, and up to 2000 nits while outdoors. The Apple Watch Series 9 can also do up to 2000 nits, and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 can do up to 3000 nits.

You might think that with a Tandem OLED that ProMotion might not be supported, but it still present. It still has the same range of 10Hz to 120Hz, so if you are accustom to using ProMotion, it is still present.

When I first used the 13-inch iPad Pro, I did not really notice the difference in the screen. It is not that I did not believe it was an OLED screen, I did. However, it became quite apparent once I started working on my review on my 13-inch iPad Pro. The black background of the Notes app was noticeably darker than on my 5th generation iPad Pro.

Now that we have covered the display, let us look at some wireless connectivity.


Wireless Connectivity

All devices these days have a myriad number of radios. This can be for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even Ultra Wideband. The Wi-Fi in the 13-inch iPad Pro has the same Wi-Fi that has been on all 12.9-inch iPad Pros since 2020. That is Wi-Fi 6E, also known as 802.11ax. Wi-Fi 6E was included on the 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but on my 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro it only has Wi-Fi 6, so this has been a slight improvement. Have I noticed it during normal usage, no because I do not have a Wi-Fi 6E network, so until I have one I will not see any changes.

As for cellular connectivity, the 13-inch iPad Pro has 5G connectivity, as have all iPad Pros introduced since 2021, with the 5th and 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pros. So, this has not changed. I would not expect the 5G connectivity to change for a couple more generations, because 5G's successor, 6G, will not likely begin deployment until the 2030s, so it could be anywhere from 6 years to 15 years away, but likely closer to 10 years before deployment begins.

There has been a change from my 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 13-inch does not support EDGE, which is not really surprising given that the EDGE cellular networks were shutdown in 2022, so it makes no sense to continue to support it on the iPad Pro. Strangely though, the iPhone 15 line still does support GSM/EDGE.

Ever since the iPad was introduced in 2010 Apple has offered a cellular option. The cellular options, as you might expect, cost more due to needing the additional hardware needed. Each of the cellular iPad models has had a physical SIM. The iPads that have been introduced since 2018, have all had the option of using either a physical SIM or an electronic SIM, known as an eSIM. This changes with the 13-inch iPad Pro.

Much like when Apple introduced iPhone 14 line, there is no physical SIM slot on the 13-inch iPad. Instead, the only option is to use an eSIM. Therefore, if you have a physical SIM in your existing iPad it will need to be converted to an eSIM by transferring your existing account. For many, this will not be a problem, but it is something to be cognizant about when setting up your iPad Pro.


Cameras

The iPad is designed to be a versatile device and one way that this is accomplished is by providing the iPad with a camera. The camera on the iPad is by no means the best camera, the best camera is reserved for the iPhone Pro line. Starting with the 4th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro Apple added a second camera to complement the existing camera. The Wide and Ultra-Wide cameras were present on the 4th, 5th, and 6th generation iPad Pros. However, starting with the 13-inch iPad Pro, there is no longer an Ultra-Wide camera. Instead, there is just a single camera.

The removal of the Ultra-Wide lens may be disappointing for some, but Apple has indicted that the 12 megapixel camera is improved in a number of ways. This includes capturing photos and video with better color and increased detail in low light. This can be useful for many situations. There is one in particular where the improved lighting can help, and that is with document scanning.


Document Scanning

A task that many users perform is to scan documents into Notes or another application. Typically when you take a picture of a form, or a receipt, you will get a bunch of shadows around the edges. Now, the iPad Pro camera system will attempt to remove as much of these shadows as possible, therefore when you do scan the shadows should be significantly reduced. Along with this, machine learning will be applied to make it even easier to get a more consistent color.


Front Facing Cameras

When the first iPhone was released, it only had a single back camera. It was the same for the iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. But in 2010 when Apple added a second camera, this time it was on the front. This was great for taking selfies, but it was also very useful for another feature, FaceTime.

FaceTime is Apple's proprietary video call software that works on both iOS and macOS. For its entire existence, the iPad had the FaceTime camera along the top edge, near the power button. This remained the case for all iPads, except for the 10th generation iPad released in 2022. Now, the 5th generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro now have the FaceTime camera along the landscape edge. This makes a lot more sense because a significant number of users use the iPad Pro while it is in landscape mode.

The FaceTime camera is not the only camera on the edge of the 13-inch iPad Pro. When Apple introduced the redesigned iPad Pro in 2018, with the 3rd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro they added Face ID. The True Depth camera module that actually paints invisible dots on your face so that it can algorithmically compare what if finds to what is stored in the Secure Enclave, which stores the Face ID results. The True Depth Camera is actually now separated from the FaceTime camera. It is in fact separated with a magnet that is used to charge the Apple Pencil, more on that in a bit.

The specs of the front Facing camera has remained the same since the 5th Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This means that there is a 12 megapixel camera with an aperture of ƒ/2.4, with 2x zoom out.

Now that we have covered all of the hardware of the 13-inch iPad Pro, let us look at some accessories, including the Apple Pencil.


Apple Pencil Pro

Photo of the Apple Pencil Pro box with black text
Photo of the Apple Pencil Pro box.

When the 1st generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro was announced, an accessory was announced and it was a stylus that was designed to work with the iPad Pro. The 1st generation Apple Pencil powered and charged via the Lightning port on the original iPad Pro. This remained the same for the 2nd generation iPad Pro.

The 3rd generation iPad Pro was a complete redesign, including the Apple Pencil. The 2nd generation Apple Pencil charged, and paired, strictly by magnets. By simply placing a 2nd generation Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro, it would pair and begin charging.

The 2nd generation Apple Pencil is compatible with the following devices:

  • 3rd to 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 1st to 4th generation 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 4th and 5th generation iPad Air
  • 6th generation iPad mini

Missing from this list, is the 13-inch iPad M4 iPad Pro. That is because there is a whole new Apple Pencil, the Apple Pencil Pro.


Compatibility

Initially, you might think that the 2nd generation Apple Pencil and the Apple Pencil Pro should be interchangeable given the fact that they are both magnetic, but I can attest that the 2nd generation Apple Pencil cannot be used on the 5th generation iPad Pro. The reason for this is because of the placement of the magnets.

The magnets within the Apple Pencil Pro have a different placement, specifically the charging needed to be updated in both the iPad and the Apple Pencil in order to work with the landscape camera.

The Apple Pencil Pro works the same as the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. Once you place the Apple Pencil Pro on the 13-inch iPad Pro, it will pair and begin charging. Let us turn to some other features of the Apple Pencil Pro, starting with Apple Pencil Hover.


Apple Pencil Hover

Since my previous iPad was the 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I had not yet had a chance to try out Apple Pencil Hover, because that was exclusive to the 6th generation iPad Pro. Apple Pencil Hover is a feature where you can, as the name suggests, hover over an element on the screen and it will highlight the item.

As an example, you can use the Apple Pencil Pro to hover over any standard control and it will be highlighted, similar to how you might use keyboard navigation. In addition to standard controls, you can also hover over app icons. During my testing, it seemed to work for most elements, with one exception, it does not work with hovering over an individual note, within the Notes app. It seems like an oversight for it to not work with Notes.


Barrel Roll

The Apple Pencil Pro has a gyroscope within it. This means that when you are using an app, like Notes, Freeform, or Pixelmator, you will be able to quickly change the size of the brush that you are using by simply turning the Apple Pencil Pro.

You might initially think, "What is the big deal, you can just adjust your grip and adjust the brush size that way." Yes, you can, however when you are drawing being able to quickly, and easily, adjust the angle of the brush without needing to lift up the tip, provides a much more natural mechanism for drawing.

Third-party apps will need to add support for barrel roll for it to work, but it is something that they can add. This is not the only new feature, there is another gesture, squeeze.


Squeeze Gesture

When you are holding a standard pencil you might be tempted to squeeze it. When you do this, nothing much will happen. However, with the Apple Pencil Pro, you will get a popup toolbar. This is the same toolbar that you can activate when you tap on the current item in the toolbar.

Much like the barrel roll, being able to quickly use the toolbar without needing to lose your place and focus is a big step forward particularly for those who like to use the iPad Pro for drawing.


Haptic Feedback

Another new feature that is a nice touch is Haptic Feedback. Now, when you squeeze the Apple Pencil Pro you will get a bit of feedback that will confirm the gesture that you performed. This is helpful for when you may not be able to fully see that a gesture was successfully completed.


Find My Support

The last new feature of the Apple Pencil Pro is something that many have wanted for each of the previous Apple Pencils, and that is the ability to use Find My to locate an Apple Pencil. This is now possible with the Apple Pencil Pro.

Find My is NOT automatically enabled when you connect an Apple Pencil Pro. Much like other devices, you need to actually add it. To add an Apple Pencil Pro to Find My, use the following steps:

  1. Open "Find My"
  2. Tap on "Devices"
  3. Tap on the "+" symbol in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap on "Apple Pencil". A popup will appear.
  5. Per the popup, attach your Apple Pencil Pro, if it is not already attached. Another popup will appear.
  6. In the "Add to Find My" popup, tap on "Add Pencil".
  7. A confirmation will appear, and your Apple Pencil Pro will be added to Find My.
Screenshot of the 'Add Apple Pencil' confirmation in Find My.
Screenshot of the confirmation to add the Apple Pencil Pro to "Find My"

Once added, you will be able to use Find My to locate the Apple Pencil. It will show its last location. If it is currently attached to your iPad Pro, it will show that it is attached. If it shows that it is attached to your iPad, then you will likely want to locate the iPad Pro in order to find your Apple Pencil Pro.

You cannot use Precision Finding with the Apple Pencil, because the Apple Pencil Pro does not have a U1 chip, which is required for Precision Finding. Maybe that is something that a future Apple Pencil Pro can add. Even though there the Apple Pencil Pro is not capable of Precision Finding having basic Find My support is a significant upgrade and will bring you one step closer to finding a missing Apple Pencil.

Let us look at one other new accessory, the new Magic Keyboard.


Magic Keyboard

Photo of the Magic Keyboard with its packing material in place of the iPad Pro
Photo of the Magic Keyboard

As outlined above already, 2018 was a big year for the iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro included a big redesign, which included flat sides, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, USB-C, and an updated Smart Connector. The Smart Connector was relocated, which allowed a new accessory, the Magic Keyboard.

The Magic Keyboard is a combination keyboard and case that uses the magnets within the iPad and the Magic Keyboard in order to allow it to be placed properly as well as aligning the camera properly. The Magic Keyboard is not only a keyboard, but it also has a Trackpad as well.

Design

The overall design remains the same, in terms of having a fabric back to help protect the back of the iPad Pro. The Magic Keyboard has a keyboard at the bottom. The material in the Magic Keyboard is now aluminum. This means that the keyboard is lighter than the previous model. It is not just lighter by a little bit, much like the iPad itself, the weight difference between the previous Magic Keyboard and the new one is quite noticeable.

The two previous Magic Keyboards were effectively the same, and the only change was the size of the hinge to accommodate the slightly larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The previous Magic Keyboards had a piece of material that would cover the barrel shaped hinge. The one downside to this change is that you can no longer rely on the hinge to provide a bit of friction against a surface like you could with the previous Magic Keyboard. This is a minor change, but one that you should be cognizant about.

The new Magic Keyboard for the 13-inch iPad Pro now has a tubular shape to the hinge and it is now sans material around it. This gives it a bit more of an industrial look. The tubular hinge also means that the orientation of the charging port on the Magic Keyboard has rotated 90 degrees, to be perpendicular to the orientation of the USB-C port on the 13-inch iPad Pro. This results in the USB-C cable being parallel to the keyboard while open. On the topic of the keyboard, let us look at that next.


Keyboard Layout

One of the most requested features for the Magic Keyboard was the addition of row of function keys. This is now on the Magic Keyboard. Each of the icons in the function row are the same as on the MacBook Pro, with a slight tweak to the F3 key where the icon is in a grid instead of in masonry layout.

The function row even includes a dedicated Escape key. For those who want to use the Magic Keyboard with a terminal emulator, this is huge. If you have ever had to try and connect to a server and use VIM without an escape key, you know how big this is. There is an alternate key combination of command + period, and this still works even with a dedicated function row, but muscle memory with a physical escape key is just better.

One thing to note about the function row is that the keys are half-height. I am sure that some would prefer full height, I will gladly take half-height keys instead of no keys what-so-ever.

Let us now switch to something a bit different with the Magic Keyboard, the possible positions of the iPad.


Positions

The previous Magic Keyboard was somewhat limited in the angles that you could have the iPad. For instance, if you tried to have the entire back of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. against the back of the keyboard, the iPad would lean forward. Yes, it is possible to use it in this position, but it is a bit awkward.

Now, with the new Magic Keyboard you are able to have the 13-inch iPad Pro be at a 90 degree angle with the entire back against the back of the keyboard case. On the previous Magic Keyboard there was one way to have the iPad at a 90-degree angle. You would need to place the iPad so it was a bit above the top row of the keyboard. Here is what that would look like.

Photo of the Magic Keyboard with the iPad at 90 degrees
Difference in iPad Positions when at 90 degrees

You can accomplish the same thing with the 13-inch iPad Pro, and the iPad would be in the same general position, but now that the keyboard includes a function row, the iPad sits right at the top of the function row. Putting the 13-inch iPad in this position could be useful in situations where there might not be a lot of extra space, like on an Airplane.

Being able to position the iPad in a variety of angles is great, particularly if you use the iPad in a variety of situations. There is one last feature of the Magic Keyboard that has seen some changes, and that is the Trackpad.


Trackpad

The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro has more than just a keyboard. It also includes a Trackpad. This is important if you want to use the cursor on the iPad. The Trackpad on the new Magic Keyboard is significantly larger than on the previous model.

When I saw the differences in the Trackpad sizes, it actually reminded me of when I went from my old 2008 Black MacBook to my old 2015 MacBook Pro. There was a significant change in size to the Trackpad then, and this change feels very similar. It is so similar to that situation right down to the click of the Trackpad.

Comparison of the Trackpads between the 13-inch 7th generation iPad Pro and 5th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
Difference in Trackpads between the two Magic Keyboards

On the Magic Keyboard for the 5th generation iPad Pro, if you remove the iPad, you can feel the Trackpad actually click, just like the 2008 MacBook did when powered off. However, if you remove the 13-inch iPad Pro from its Magic Keyboard and try to click the Trackpad, nothing happens. This is exactly same behavior as on the 2015 MacBook Pro, which does not move unless there is power.

I cannot say that I have noticed the size difference between the two Trackpads, at least not in my typical usage. If I played more games or used the Trackpad on a more consistent basis I might actually notice it. For me, the Trackpad is mostly used when I need to move to a position on the screen quickly, like when clicking a button. When I do this, I typically use my forefinger and not my thumb. But, with the new Trackpad size, this behavior may change, only time will tell on that.


Benchmarks

No review would be complete without at least some benchmarks. For this review, I have included every Apple Silicon device that I personally own. All of these are running some version of Apple Silicon. There are no Intel Macs on the list. The reason behind this decision is that by not including Intel machines, the comparison will be a bit more consistent and equitable. Plus, I do not have any Intel machines that can run macOS Sonoma.

Geekbench 6 Single Core Multi-Core GPU (Metal)
13-inch iPad Pro (M4, 2024) 3712 13180 53622
MacBook Pro (M2 Max, 2023) 2701 14778 123331
iPhone 15 Pro Max (A17 Pro, 2023)2915 7019 27153
Mac mini (M1, 2020) 2405 8790 33714
Mac Studio (M1 Max, 2022) 2388 12418 95601
12.9-inch iPad Pro (M1, 2021) 2305 8398 33200
iPad mini 5th gen (A15, 2021) 2133 5371 19918

Given that I am upgrading from the M1 iPad Pro to the M4 iPad Pro, it makes sense to compare the two directly. When you compare my M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the new 13-inch iPad you will see there has been a 61% increase in single-core processing, a 57% increase in Multi-core processing, and a 61.5% increase in GPU performance. This is a significant jump. This makes sense given that the process size has gone from 5 nanometers down to 3 nanometers, meaning more chips in the same space.

For the next test I ran Geekbench ML, which is designed to take a look at Machine Learning tasks. Apple positioned the M4 as "built for AI", but we will not know how well until there are features that can really take advantage of the processor. For now, we must rely on benchmarks and below are the Geekbench ML results for each device and the processor being used for Machine Learning.

Geekbench ML CPU GPU Neural Engine
13-inch iPad Pro (M4, 2024) 4648 6773 9592
MacBook Pro (M2 Max, 2023) 3507 8049 9144
Mac Studio (M1 Max, 2022) 3003 6206 7809
12.9-inch iPad Pro (M1, 2021) 3018 3369 6907
Mac mini (M1, 2020) 3002 3538 6839
iPhone 15 Pro Max (A17 Pro, 2023) 4044 3678 6133
iPad mini 5th gen (A15, 2021) 3135 1933 4526

The ordering of these all makes sense, the newer devices have better scores than the older devices. The most stark difference is when you compare my 13-inch iPad Pro to my iPhone, where the GPU and Neural Engine are no where near each other. The GPU in the 13-inch iPad Pro is no where near my M2 MacBook Pro, which makes sense, given that the M4 in the 13-inch iPad is the base chip, whereas the MacBook Pro is an M2 Max, which is significantly more capable.

Again comparing the 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro to the 13-inch M4 iPad Pro, there was a 56% increase in CPU processing, 205% increase in GPU processing, and a 37.8% increase in Neural Engine processing. The CPU processing change is in line with the single-core, and close the multi-core benchmark. So this makes sense. However, the GPU on the M4 iPad Pro is a lot faster. It is even faster than my Mac Studio with the M1 Max, but still slower than MacBook Pro with the M2 Max.

There is one last topic to cover, iPadOS.


iPadOS

iPadOS 17 logo
iPadOS 17 logo

Most modern hardware is not particularly useful without some sort of software and for the iPad Pro the software that powers the device. The iPad Pro hardware has always been pretty solid and recently the hardware has always outstripped the software.

There are many who have been wanting the iPadOS software to match the capabilities of the device. Some have suggested that the iPad Pro should be able to virtualize macOS, and it would provide an escape hatch for those who want to be able to perform tasks that iPadOS is not currently capable of doing. I think for them it could be a good thing. I would definitely try it out, because I do find myself being less productive on an iPad than I am on a Mac.

Even if Apple did not allow virtualization of macOS on an iPad Pro, there are still a number of things that Apple could add that would not degrade the current experience for many iPad users, but would improve those who need Pro level features. As one example, the ability to record and stream from an iPad. Currently, this is not possible due to limitations of iPadOS.

At one time I thought about trying to use the iPad as a primary device instead of using a MacBook. However, I could never use an iPad as I would a Mac.

Long time iPad Pro-User Federico Viticci has written an article about the shortcomings of iPadOS. This article compiles a long list of items that goes almost a decade and every single one of the items is worth reading.

Personally, for me, there are two things that would make iPadOS even better and provide a bit more "Pro" features.

The first of these would be the ability to use Xcode directly on the iPad. Yes, Swift Playgrounds is available, but there is definitely something different about having Xcode itself. With Xcode on iPad, it would not need to have any simulators because you could just use the device itself.

The second would be additional background tasks, not just audio recording, but allowing true background tasks that would not be killed by simply switching away from the app. Yes, this might require extensive vetting by Apple and even special entitlements (permissions) for this to happen, but it could be a possibility should Apple opt to make it happen.

It is not likely the 13-inch iPad Pro, particularly with 8GB of RAM in the 256GB or 512GB model, could not be capable of handling "Pro" features, it absolutely could handle it. This is because the Mac mini, which has many "Pro" features, has the same base specs, 256GB of storage and 8GB of unified memory. Therefore, this definitely seems more like a choice than any technical limitation.

Many people have been saying for a long time that the issue with the iPad is not the hardware, and I completely agree. The hardware has not been a problem on the iPad, instead the issue is software. We are just a few weeks away from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference. I hope that we will see a significant update to iPadOS, one that goes beyond just making the iPad seem like a larger iPhone with a few extra bells and whistles. Only time will tell us if this will actually be the case.

Even though all of the iPad hardware, including the accessories, are solid. There are some shortcomings with iPadOS. Next year will mark 10 years since the introduction of the iPad Pro, as well as 5 years since iPadOS became its own distinct operating system, separate from iOS. It is my thinking that if we do not see any significant, and I do mean substantially significant, change at WWDC 2025, then it might be time to just write off the iPad Pro as being anything except "More Expensive" and a showcase for the latest technologies, because at that point, Apple will have made it abundantly clear that the iPad is not worth their time and anybody trying to use it for actual productivity is fooling themselves that it is possible.


Closing Thoughts

The 13-inch iPad Pro is a great upgrade, particularly from the M1 iPad Pro. The new M4 processor provides a great upgrade, including even faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine. Some of that speed is due to the storage speed being 20% faster at 120 Gbps. The 13-inch iPad Pro is much thinner and therefore lighter. According to Apple it is the thinnest product they have ever released.

Beyond being super thin, and lighter, the 13-inch iPad Pro has an OLED display, specifically a Tandem OLED display. These two OLED displays allows for even richer colors, deeper blacks, and the dual displays allow for up to 1000 nits of brightness, and up to 1600 nits of peak brightness or HDR content.

The 13-inch iPad Pro has its own set of accessories, including the Magic Keyboard. Much like the 13-inch ipad Pro, the updated Magic Keyboard is lighter and slightly redesigned. The redesign includes a function row, including an escape button. This is great or those who rely on the escape key for functions. Even though the function row is half-height, it is still a great addition. The Magic Trackpad also comes with a larger Trackpad. One with Haptic feedback, similar to the MacBook Pro, where the Trackpad only simulates a click, but does not actually click.

The last accessory is the Apple Pencil Pro. It now includes a gyroscope, that is used with a new Barrel Roll feature. Barrel Roll, if implemented by developers, will allow you to change the shape of a brush, just as if it was a physical pencil. In addition to Barrel Roll, you can now use a squeeze gesture to bring up the toolbar, right where your Apple Pencil Pro is. Once it shows, you can easily switch tools, change colors, access the eraser, or any other option within the toolbar, all without needing to leave the current location or look away. You also do not need to worry about losing your Apple Pencil Pro, because it can be added to your "Find My" devices. Therefore, if you do manage to misplace it, you will at least know where its last location is.

If you are looking to purchase an iPad Pro, the 13-inch iPad Pro is a solid option. It is worthwhile keeping in mind that it is never a good idea to purchase something with the expectation that it could do something more in the future, because there is no guarantee of what it will be able to do. Instead, buy the iPad Pro for what is is capable now.

13-inch iPad Pro, the Magic Keyboard, and Apple Pencil Pro in their boxes.
13-inch iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, and Apple Penci Pro in their boxes.

Sources: There are a couple of sources for some of the processor information.

TSMC N3 process (anandtech.com)
TSMC Details 3nm Evolution (anandtech.com)]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/18/ipad-availability-may-18-2024iPad Availability for Saturday, May 18th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Purplehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/18/ipad-availability-may-18-2024Sat, 18 May 2024 06:40:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 18th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver 'May 22nd'. Even though they are not arriving 'Tomorrow' they are in stock. A couple of 13-inch iPad Pro models have slipped to 'Jun 12 - Jun 19'. The 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture screen have slipped to July 8th, but but that is due to shipping around the July 4th holiday.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 24 - May 29 to May 28 - May 30

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jul 3 - Jul 11 to Jul 8 - Jul 12

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 28 - May 30 Wed, May 22 May 29 - May 31 Wed, May 22
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 24 - May 29

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12
Silver Jul 8 - Jul 12 Jul 8 - Jul 12

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/17/ipad-availability-may-17-2024iPad Availability for Friday, May 17th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/17/ipad-availability-may-17-2024Fri, 17 May 2024 08:00:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 17th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver 'May 22nd'. Even though they are not arriving 'Tomorrow' they are in stock. This is a shipping delay due to the weekend.

A couple of 13-inch iPad Pro models have slipped to 'Jun 12 - Jun 19'. The 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture screen remain at early to mid-July, and the 13-inch versions are mid-June.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Gray has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Blue has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Purple has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 128GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Starlight has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 28 - May 30 to May 24 - May 29
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 24 - May 29 to May 28 - May 30
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Jun 12 - Jun 19
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Tomorrow to Wed, May 22
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 22 - May 24 to Jun 12 - Jun 19
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 20 - May 22 to Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Blue Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Purple Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Starlight Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 24 - May 29 Wed, May 22 May 28 - May 30 Wed, May 22
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 12 - Jun 19 May 23 - May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 12 - Jun 19 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22 Wed, May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 3 - Jul 11 Jul 3 - Jul 11
Silver Jul 3 - Jul 11 Jul 3 - Jul 11
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 3 - Jul 11 Jul 3 - Jul 11
Silver Jul 3 - Jul 11 Jul 3 - Jul 11

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/16/ipad-availability-may-16-2024iPad Availability for Thursday, May 16th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Space Grayhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/16/ipad-availability-may-16-2024Thu, 16 May 2024 06:55:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 16th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver 'Tomorrow', meaning they are in stock. The 13-inch Wi-Fi only iPad Pro also has a delivery date of 'tomorrow'. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models have a variety of dates in May, or early June, except for the Nano-texture devices. The 13-inch Nano-texture has delivery range of June 11th to June 18th, and 11-inch all have a July delivery date.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 24 - May 29 to May 28 - May 30

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 17 - May 22 to May 22 - May 24
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 17 - May 20 to May 20 - May 22

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Blue Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Purple Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Starlight Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 28 - May 30 Tomorrow May 24 - May 29 Tomorrow
Silver Jun 11 - Jun 18 Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Jun 11 - Jun 18 May 24 - May 29

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Silver Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 20 - May 22 May 20 - May 22 Jun 11 - Jun 18 May 22 - May 24
Silver May 20 - May 22 May 20 - May 22 May 20 - May 22 May 20 - May 22

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 2 - Jul 10 Jul 2 - Jul 10
Silver Jul 2 - Jul 10 Jul 2 - Jul 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 2 - Jul 10 Jul 2 - Jul 10
Silver Jul 2 - Jul 10 Jul 2 - Jul 10

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/15/ipad-availability-may-15-2024iPad Availability for Wednesday, May 15th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Air in Bluehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/15/ipad-availability-may-15-2024Wed, 15 May 2024 14:45:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 15th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver between May 17th. Some iPad Pros have a variety of dates in May, or early June, except for the Nano-texture devices. The 11-inch Nano-texture is June 10th to June 17th, and 11-inch all have a July delivery date.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 16 - May 20 to May 24 - May 29
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 17 - May 22 to May 23 - May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 16 - May 20 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 23 - May 28 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from May 16 - May 20 to May 23 - May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 28 - Jul 9 to Jul 1 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 7 - Jun 14 to Jun 10 - Jun 17

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Blue Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Purple Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Starlight Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Blue Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Purple Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Starlight Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Blue Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Purple Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Starlight Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Blue Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Purple Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Starlight Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 24 - May 29 Fri, May 17 May 23 - May 28 Fri, May 17
Silver Jun 10 - Jun 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Silver Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17 May 23 - May 28

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Silver Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17 Fri, May 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 17 - May 20 May 17 - May 20 Jun 10 - Jun 17 May 17 - May 22
Silver May 17 - May 20 May 17 - May 20 May 17 - May 20 May 17 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Silver Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9
Silver Jul 1 - Jul 9 Jul 1 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Silver Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Silver Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/14/ipad-availability-may-14-2024iPad Availability for Tuesday, May 14th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/14/ipad-availability-may-14-2024Tue, 14 May 2024 14:35:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 14th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver between May 16th and May 20th, as do many of the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pros, except for the Nano-texture devices, which are June 20th to July 8th, depending on model. The 13-inch Nano-texture iPad Pros all have date ranges of June 7th to June 14th.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 23 - May 28 to May 17 - May 22

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 16 - May 20 to Jun 7 - Jun 14

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 20 - Jun 27 to Jun 7 - Jun 14

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 17 - May 22 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 Jun 7 - Jun 14 May 23 - May 28
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 Jun 7 - Jun 14 May 16 - May 20

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 Jun 7 - Jun 14 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Silver Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9
Silver Jun 28 - Jul 9 Jun 28 - Jul 9

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14
Silver Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14
Silver Jun 7 - Jun 14 Jun 7 - Jun 14
]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/13/ipad-availability-may-13-2024iPad Availability for Monday, May 13th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/13/ipad-availability-may-13-2024Mon, 13 May 2024 13:55:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 13th, 2024. All iPad Air devices are set to deliver between May 16th and May 20th, as do many of the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pros, except for the Nano-texture devices, which are June 20th to July 8th, depending on model.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 16 - May 20
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 23 - May 28 to May 16 - May 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 23 - May 28
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 16 - May 20
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 23 - May 28 to May 16 - May 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 16 - May 20
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 16 - May 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 6 - Jun 13
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 23 - May 28
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to May 16 - May 20

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 16 - May 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 16 - May 20
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 16 - May 20
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to May 16 - May 20
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 30 - Jun 6 to May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Blue May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Purple May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Starlight May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 23 - May 28 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 23 - May 28
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 16 - May 20

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20
Silver May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20 May 16 - May 20

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/12/ipad-availability-may-12-2024iPad Availability for Sunday, May 12th, 2024Photo of the 11-inch iPad Pro in Silverhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/12/ipad-availability-may-12-2024Sun, 12 May 2024 13:20:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 12th, 2024. There have been only a couple of changes since yesterday's posting. The 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air continue to be available for delivery on May 15th, except for the 128GB Wi-Fi Only Space Gray 11th inch iPad Air. The 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture screen has slipped two weeks to be late June to early July.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Air

  • 128GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Gray has changed from Wed, May 15 to Jun 6 - Jun 13

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 23 - May 28
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 23 - May 28 to Jun 6 - Jun 13

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 23 - May 28 to May 30 - Jun 6
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 6 - Jun 13 to Jun 13 - Jun 20

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 27 - Jul 8
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 27 - Jul 8
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Jun 13 - Jun 20 to Jun 27 - Jul 8

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Jun 6 - Jun 13 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 23 - May 28 May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15
Silver Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 23 - May 28 Jun 6 - Jun 13 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 May 30 - Jun 6 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 6 - Jun 13 Jun 6 - Jun 13

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15 May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15
Silver May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 13 - Jun 20 May 30 - Jun 6
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/11/ipad-availability-may-11-2024iPad Availability for Saturday, May 11th, 2024Photo of the 13-inch iPad Air in Purplehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/11/ipad-availability-may-11-2024Sat, 11 May 2024 07:35:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 10th, 2024. There have been only a couple of changes since yesterday's posting'. The 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air continue to be available for delivery on May 15th. The 512GB Space Black 11-inch iPad Pro has slipped to May 23rd to May 28th.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 512GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 23 - May 28
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 22 - May 24 to May 30 - Jun 6
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 5 - Jun 12 to Jun 13 - Jun 20

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 22 - May 24 to May 30 - Jun 6

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 23 - May 28 May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15
Silver Jun 6 - Jun 13 Wed, May 15 May 23 - May 28 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 May 30 - Jun 6 Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 6 - Jun 13 Jun 6 - Jun 13

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15 May 23 - May 28 Wed, May 15
Silver May 30 - Jun 6 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 6 - Jun 13 May 30 - Jun 6
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Silver Jun 13 - Jun 20 Jun 13 - Jun 20
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8
Silver Jun 27 - Jul 8 Jun 27 - Jul 8

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
Silver Jun 20 - Jun 27 Jun 20 - Jun 27
]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/10/ipad-availability-may-10-2024iPad Availability for Friday, May 10th, 2024Photos 11-inch iPad Pro in Space Blackhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/10/ipad-availability-may-10-2024Fri, 10 May 2024 06:45:00 -0500Here is the iPad Air and iPad Pro Availabilty for May 10th, 2024. There have been only a couple of changes since yesterday's posting'. The 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air continue to be available for delivery on May 15th.


Changes for Apple

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 22 - May 24
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 20 - May 23 to May 22 - May 24

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 22 - May 24
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 22 - May 24
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 28 - Jun 4 to Jun 5 - Jun 12

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 15 May 29 - Jun 5 Wed, May 15
Silver Jun 5 - Jun 12 Wed, May 15 May 22 - May 24 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 May 22 - May 24 Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 5 - Jun 12
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 5 - Jun 12 Jun 5 - Jun 12

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 29 - Jun 5 Wed, May 15 May 22 - May 24 Wed, May 15
Silver May 22 - May 24 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 5 - Jun 12 May 29 - Jun 5
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Silver Jun 12 - Jun 19 Jun 12 - Jun 19
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3
Silver Jun 26 - Jul 3 Jun 26 - Jul 3

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
Silver Jun 19 - Jun 26 Jun 19 - Jun 26
]]>
https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/09/ipad-availability-may-9-2024iPad Availability for Thursday, May 9th, 2024Photos 11-inch iPad Pro in Starlighthttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/09/ipad-availability-may-9-2024Thu, 9 May 2024 12:15:00 -0500Here is the iPad Availabilty for May 9th, 2024. There have been even some changes from yesterday. The 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air continue to be available for delivery on May 15th.

A number of iPad Pros have slipped a week, including the 11-inch iPad Pro with Nano-texture display.

iPad 11-inch Pro

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 24 - Jun 3 to May 28 - Jun 4
  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Silver has changed from May 17 - May 22 to Jun 4 - Jun 11
  • 512GB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Wed, May 15 to May 20 - May 23

iPad 13-inch Pro

  • 256GB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from May 24 - Jun 3 to May 28 - Jun 4
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 24 - Jun 3 to May 28 - Jun 4
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from May 17 - May 22 to May 28 - Jun 4

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

  • 1TB - Wi-Fi Only - Space Black has changed from Jun 17 - Jun 24 to Jun 25 - Jul 2
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 17 - Jun 24 to Jun 25 - Jul 2
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Space Black has changed from Jun 17 - Jun 24 to Jun 25 - Jul 2
  • 1TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 17 - Jun 24 to Jun 25 - Jul 2
  • 2TB - Wi-Fi + Cellular - Silver has changed from Jun 17 - Jun 24 to Jun 25 - Jul 2

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html.


iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 4 - Jun 11 Wed, May 15 May 28 - Jun 4 Wed, May 15
Silver Jun 4 - Jun 11 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 May 20 - May 23 Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 4 - Jun 11
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 4 - Jun 11 Jun 4 - Jun 11

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 28 - Jun 4 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 May 28 - Jun 4 May 28 - Jun 4
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Silver Jun 11 - Jun 18 Jun 11 - Jun 18
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2
Silver Jun 25 - Jul 2 Jun 25 - Jul 2

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
Silver Jun 18 - Jun 25 Jun 18 - Jun 25
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/08/ipad-availability-may-8-2024iPad Availability for Wednesday, May 8th, 2024Photos of the 11-inch and 13-inch M4 iPad Proshttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/08/ipad-availability-may-8-2024Wed, 8 May 2024 16:50:00 -0500If you have been following the site for a while you may be familiar with the fact that I post Device Availability for various Apple devices. Over the years this has been the iPhone, iPad, and AirTags, just to name a few. Apple's Let Loose event was yeesterday, and they announced new iPads. So, I will begin doing the iPad Availablity again. Previously, I have done different posts for each device type, but this time I am going to just post one for all of the iPads.


Here is the iPad Availabilty for May 8th, 2024. There have been even some changes from yesterday when the iPads were announced. The 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Air are available for delivery on May 15th.

The Nano-texture iPads never had a May 15th delivery date, but they did have a late-May to early-June delivery range, but these are now anywhere from June 10th to June 24, depending on model. A number of the 11-inch and 13-inch models still have availability for May 15th.

The most up to date availability can be viewed at https://waynedixon.com/availability/ipad.html. ---

iPad 11-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 13-inch Air

Wi-Fi Only 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Space Gray Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Blue Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Purple Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Starlight Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 3 - Jun 10 Wed, May 15 May 24 - Jun 3 Wed, May 15
Silver May 17 - May 22 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 3 - Jun 10
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Jun 3 - Jun 10 Jun 3 - Jun 10

iPad 13-inch Pro

Wi-Fi Only 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black May 24 - Jun 3 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15
Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Space Black Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 May 24 - Jun 3 May 17 - May 22
Silver Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15 Wed, May 15

iPad 11-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Silver Jun 10 - Jun 17 Jun 10 - Jun 17
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24

iPad 13-inch Pro (Nano-texture)

Wi-Fi Only 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Wi-Fi + Cellular 1TB 2TB
Space Black Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
Silver Jun 17 - Jun 24 Jun 17 - Jun 24
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/07/apple-let-loose-event-recapApple "Let Loose" Event RecapScreenshot of all of the Apple Logos for the "Let Loose" eventhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/07/apple-let-loose-event-recapTue, 7 May 2024 14:40:00 -0500Apple held their "Let Loose" event today. The entire video was 38 minutes long but in those 38 minutes there was a lot of information and all of that information related to the iPad. Specifically, the iPad Air and the iPad Pro, but there was one other announcement related to the 10th generation iPad.


10th Generation iPad

10th Generation iPad Air

The 10th Generation iPad now has a lower price of $349. This is down from $449. There have been no other changes. With this price drop, the 9th generation iPad is no longer sold from Apple. It is possible that it might still be available from third-party retailers, but I would not expect to purchase it directly from Apple.

Now, let us look at the iPad Air.


iPad Air

10th Generation iPad Air

The first iPad covered in the event was the iPad Air. The biggest change 6th generation iPad Air is the size. In fact, it now comes in two sizes, an 11-inch and a 13-inch version. The iPad Air comes with an M2, an upgrade from the M1 in the previous generation. One of the other noticeable changes will be the placement of the FaceTime camera, it is now along the landscape edge of the iPad. This is a more natural position for the camera and it follows the 10th generation iPad in its placement.

If you use the iPad Air in landscape mode, you will get stereo sound with the new "Landscape Stereo Speakers", which can improve the sound quality.

There are now also some additional storage options. The options available are 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB options. If you do order you have four color options to choose from: Blue, Purple, Starlight, and Space Gray. The Blue and Purple options are new variations on the previous colors.

The 11-inch version starts at $599 for the 128GB Wi-Fi only model. The 13-inch starts at $799 for the 128GB model. The cellular versions are $200 more.

Both models are available to order today and will begin delivering next week.

Accessories

There are ways that you can customize your iPad Air and one of them might be a case. There are some options, including the Smart Folio, or even a Magic Keyboard. The Smart Folio is available in four colors, Light Violet, Charcoal Grey, Sage, and Denim. The 11-inch version is $79 while the 13-inch model is $99.

The Magic Keyboard comes in two colors, White and Black. The Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Air is the same as the previous version and supports all 11-inch devices and costs $299. The Magic Keyboard for the new 13-inch iPad Air is the same one that supported the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This comes in the same two colors, but costs $349.


iPad Pro

10th Generation iPad Air

The main attraction for this event is the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro continues to come in two sizes, 11-inch and 13-inch. This mimics both the 6th generation iPad Air. The 13-inch is a new size but these two screen sizes are the actual sizes. The new screen sizes means that the resolution has changed to 2420 by 1668 for the 11-inch and 2752 by 2064 for the 13-inch model. This is a very minimal increase, but it is one none-the-less. The new size is actually due to one of the big changes to the iPad Pro, a new display. Specifically, the iPad Pro has an OLED display that Apple is calling "Tandem OLED".

The Tandem OLED display is actually two OLED panels that can light up the display as needed with up to 1000 nits of fullscreen brightness for SDR and XDR, and up to 1600 nits for peak HDR content. The OLED display will allow even deeper true black, more details in shadows and low light, and it should be more responsive for any content that is in motion.

With the OLED display there is an additional option, a Nano-texture display. Similar to the Studio Display, the nano crystals are embedded directly within the display. The Nano-texture display is a bit more than the standard display. More on pricing in a bit.

As rumored, the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro are powered not by the M3, but by the M4. The M4 is a 3-nanometer chip that utilizes the second-generation 3nm manufacturing process. This means that the M4 is able to increase its performance while using the same or less power. According to Apple, it is 50% faster than the M2. In fact, it has the same performance as the M2, just uses half the power.

With the increase of power you may expect the thermals to be impacted, but Apple has accounted for that. The iPad Pro has graphite sheets in the device to help with the thermals. Along with this, there is copper in the Apple Logo on the back to help dissipate the heat.

Both models of the iPad Pro are thinner than their previous versions. The 4th generation 11-inch iPad Pro has gone from 5.9mm to 5.3, a reduction of just about 10%. Meanwhile, the 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro has gone from 6.4mm to 5.1mm. This is a significant reduction of 20.5%. This reduction means that the weight has also been reduced by 4.7% in the 11-inch iPad Pro from 466 grams to 444 grams. The 13-inch iPad Pro has had a much larger reduction in weight from 685 grams down to 582 grams, or a 15% reduction.

The last change to mention is the placement of the camera. Just like the 6th generation iPad Air and the 10th generation iPad, the camera on the 11-inch and 13-inch iPad is along the landscape edge.

While there are only two color options, Silver and Space Black, you do have some options when it comes to storage. In fact there are different storage sizes, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB options. The Nano-texture glass option is only available in the 1TB and 2TB options. There are some slight differences in the processor for the 256GB/512GB models as compared to the 1TB/2TB models. The 256GB/512GB models have a 9-core processor with 3 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores. The 1TB/2TB options have a 10-core processor with 4 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores. It is not yet known how this difference will manifest in actual usage, if it will at all.

The one thing not covered yet is pricing. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 for the 256GB Wi-Fi model, the 256GB Cellular model starts at $1199. The 13-inch 256GB Wi-Fi model is $1299 and the Cellular model is $1499. If you want the Nano-texture glass that will be an additional $100, but it is only available on the 1TB or 2TB option.

You can order either model today and it will begin delivering next week. As of this writing some models are already later in May or early June, with the Nano-texture models not shipping until mid-June.

The iPad Pro does have some new accessories.

Accessories

When the 3rd generation iPad Pro was introduced Apple also introduced a new accessory, the Magic Keyboard. The Magic Keyboard is great for having a keyboard with stand that you can use as a case with your iPad Pro. The new iPad Pros also bring a new Magic Keyboard. The new Magic Keyboard has some improvements over the previous version, in that there is a larger trackpad and an additional row of keys, dedicated function keys. This may seem like a small change, and in the grand scheme of things it might be, but having dedicated function keys will make things much easier.

You can get Magic Keyboards specifically designed for the 11-inch or 13-inch M4 iPad. Just like the previous models, there are two color options, white and black. The 11-inch version is $299 and the 13-inch model is $349, the same prices as before.

There is one last accessory to discuss, the Apple Pencil.


Apple Pencil

Apple Pencil Pro

The 1st generation Apple Pencil was introduced in 2015 with the original iPad Pro. In 2018 it got a refresh with the 1st generation 11-inch iPad Pro and the 3rd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. At that time the 2nd generation Apple Pencil changed pairing, and charging, mechanism to be magnets along the landscape side of the iPad.

There is a new Apple Pencil that works only with the new 6th generation iPad Air and the 5th generation 11-inch iPad and 7th generation 13-inch iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil Pro. The Apple Pencil Pro takes what the second generation did and enhances it.

One of the new features is the addition of Find My, which means that if you cannot find your Apple Pencil you will be able to use the Find My network to locate it for you. Along with this, there is also a new gyroscope, which will allow precise control. Rotating the barrel also allows you to change the shape of the pen or brush tools.

The last feature on the Apple Pencil Pro is a new squeeze gesture. This will allow you to quickly bring up a tool palette to quickly switch between tools, line widths, or colors, without needing to lift up your finger and find the necessary button.

The Apple Pencil Pro is available to order now and it costs $129, which is the same as the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil Pro is only compatible with the latest devices. As a note, you can also use the Apple Pencil with USB-C with the new iPad Pros.


Closing Thoughts

The Let Loose event was short, but full of a bunch of information. The new iPad Air is a solid update that comes in two sizes, 11-inch and 13-inch models. The new iPad Airs come with an M2, new colors, and support for the Apple Pencil Pro. The iPad Air comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB and it starts at $599 for the 11-inch and $799 for the 13-inch model.

The new iPad Pros comes in two sizes, 11-inch and 13-inch models. The iPad Pros with an OLED display, M4, and come in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB options and in two colors, Silver and Space Black. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 and the 13-inch iPad Pro starts at $1299.

All of the products are available to order today and delivery begins next week.


Sources: Apple Newsroom: iPad Pro
Apple Newsroom: iPad Air
Apple Newsroom: M4

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/05/apple-let-loose-event-expectationsApple "Let Loose" Event ExpectationsScreenshot of all of the Apple Logos for the "Let Loose" eventhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/05/05/apple-let-loose-event-expectationsSun, 5 May 2024 12:55:00 -0500With Apple's "Let Loose" event in just a few days, it is time to post my predictions for what we will see. This event is happening at a significantly different time than most other Apple events. This one is at 7 am Pacific Time. This differs in that a majority of Apple's events take place at 10 am Pacific Time. Even though this is a different time than most, this is not the first time that Apple has held an event at a strange hour. In fact, Apple's "Scary Fast" event held on October 30th, 2023 was also at a non-standard time, 5 p.m. Pacific Time. So this is not unprecedented, but still a different time.

It is expected that this event will focus on iPads, and the invitation bears this out. The invitation clearly shows a hand holding an Apple Pencil. In addition, Apple's CEO Tim Cook posted "Pencil us in", in reference to the event. Beyond all of these subtle hints, it is time for new iPads. The last iPads released were announced more than 18 months ago, on October 18th, 2022, and released on October 26th. This is the first time since its introduction in January of 2007, and release in April of the same year, that Apple has gone an entire calendar year without announcing new iPad models. With that information out of the way, let us get to what I suspect we will see.

If you would like you can skip to the recap of what I expect.


iPad

9th Generation iPad

The current base model iPad, known as the 9th generation iPad, is the last iPad with a home button. A Home Button has been standard since the original iPad was introduced in 2010. With the release of the 2018 iPad Pro, Apple added Face ID and with the introduction of the 4th generation iPad Air in 2020 Apple began putting the Touch ID sensor in the top button, instead of having a dedicated button. With all of this, I suspect that the 9th generation will no longer be available from Apple, except for maybe education, and possibly only in certain regions.

The reason I suspect this is that while the 9th generation is popular, particularly amongst schools, I think Apple is keen on getting rid of the remaining home-button based iPad. Besides having the home button, it is the last iPad that still uses the lightning connector and the European Union has mandated that all smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras must have USB-C connectors by the end of 2024.

I think how this could handled one of two ways. Either they introduce a new model entirely that maintains the price point of the 9th generation iPad, or the current 10th generation has its price reduced to become the new base-model iPad.

The last possibility is that Apple does not update the 9th generation iPad yet, and instead waits until the iPhone event in the fall before updating the base model iPad.

One thing I could see Apple doing is a minor update to the 10th generation iPad to drop support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil and instead only support the Apple Pencil with USB-C.


iPad Air

5th Generation iPad Air

The 5th generation iPad was introduced in just over 2 years ago, in March of 2022. That model has an M1. I suspect that it will be updated, most likely with an M2 processor. I am not sure what other changes Apple could make, besides colors, and possibly changing the orientation of camera to be in landscape orientation, similar to the 10th generation iPad.

There are rumors that the iPad Air may now come in two sizes, 10.9 and 12.9, similar to the iPad Pro. This does make sense to do and it would be inline with other devices, like the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, and the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro.


iPad mini

6th Generation iPad mini

The iPad mini is not a device that gets updated all that often. In fact, the 6th generation iPad mini was released in September of 2021. This means it has been 2.5 years since it was last updated. It is definitely time for a refresh. The iPad mini is an interesting device given that its screen is 8.3 inches, hence the "mini" moniker. But what makes the device even more interesting is that it has a better processor than the 10th generation iPad, an A15 in the mini versus A14 in the 10th generation iPad.

It would not surprise me to see the iPad mini get updated with an M1 or even an M2 processor. It is also entirely possible that the iPad mini will not be updated until later in the year.


iPad Pro

6th Generation iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is likely to be the star of the event. This is the device that has had the largest number of rumors and also the most anticipated set of upgrades. Apple has positioned the iPad Pro as the most technologically advanced iPad. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro currently has a mini-LED display, but it is anticipated that the new iPad Pros will have an OLED display.

The other big change is likely to come with the placement of the camera. As mentioned in the iPad (no moniker) section, I suspect that the iPad Pro will also have the camera placed along the long edge of the iPad. This would bring it in line with the 10th-generation iPad and more usable for those using video

While there has been no rumors of this, but I think Apple might take the opportunity to have the 12.9-inch iPad start at a higher price, similar to how the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at a higher price. The way that they did this was to have the higher-end model start with more base storage. I could see the same happening with the iPad Pro.

Colors

There is one thing that I would really like to see from the iPad Pro line and that is new colors. The original iPad Pro came in three, Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro came in one additional color, Pink. However, all other models have only come in two color options, Space Gray and Silver. I would like to see some new colors, preferably bright colors. Sure, keep the standards of Silver and Space Gray, but some new colors would be good, like maybe an Orange. People who opt for the iPad Pro do enjoy color options, and not just with the cases. I can understand not providing a lot of colors for the keyboard cases, but for the iPads would be a nice thing to have.

One thing not mentioned, thus far, is the chip that will power the iPad Pro.


Chips used in the iPads

With it being so long since Apple has released an iPad it is not easy to even begin to speculate how they might approach upgrades of the devices. It is reasonable to expect that each iPad model will see an upgrade to the next chip in its own line. For example, the 10th generation iPad has an A14 chip, so I would expect the upgraded version to have an A15. Similarly, the iPad Air currently has an M1, so I would expect this to be upgraded to an M2. The iPad Pro has an M2 now, so it would seem logical to have this upgraded to an M3, but that may not be the case.

There are rumors that none of the iPad will have an M3 chip, instead they will have an M4. This is borne out with model identifiers of iPad16,3, iPad16,4, iPad16,5, and iPad16,6. As explained by 9to5Mac, the 5th generation iPad Air and 5th generation iPad Pro had identifiers of iPad13,x, which both have M1 in them. This matched the Macs with an M1, which were all Mac13,x. Those devices with an M2 were iPad14,x and Mac14,x. From a 9to5Mac article:

According to the leaker, the new iPad Air will be powered by T8112, which is M2. However, the new iPad Pro has an unknown "T8132" chip. For instance, the M3 identifier is "T8122."

To add addition evidence, the manufacturing process used for the M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max, and A17 Pro was a one-off process that was significantly more expensive than the M2 line. So, it is possible that the line of iPads will have an entirely new chip, the M4.


Accessories

I expect that these new iPads will be accompanied by some new accessories. In particular, a new keyboard, and a new Apple Pencil.

Keyboards

Apple has long had accessories designed to go with the iPad. Currently Apple offers three different keyboard types for the iPads. These are the Smart Keyboard, Magic Keyboard Folio, and the Magic Keyboard. I expect that we will see updates to these that will work with the new iPads that are released. I suspect that these will be the same type of devices as the current iPads have.

Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil was introduced with the iPad Pro in 2015. The first generation Apple Pencil allowed charging either via cable or directly in the lightning port on the iPad. This was not ideal, so when Apple introduced the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. The method of charging for the 2nd generation Apple Pencil changed to be charged directly from the side of the iPad. When you place the 2nd generation Apple Pencil on the iPad it also automatically pairs.

The rumors indicate that there will be a new 3rd generation Apple Pencil and that this one will work similar to the 2nd generation, but will also support a "squeeze" function, meaning that you can configure a function when you squeeze the Apple Pencil.

I think the 3rd generation Apple Pencil will replace the 2nd generation. However, it is also possible that the 3rd generation Apple Pencil will be more expensive than the 2nd generation, likely at $149.


My Predictions

  1. New iPad Pros with OLED displays, same sizes of 11-inch and 12.9-inch.
  2. New iPad Pros with storage starting 512GB, which will increase price.
  3. New iPad Pros will have an M4.
  4. New 11th generation iPad introduced.
  5. 10th Generation iPad becomes the new "base" iPad.
  6. 9th generation iPad is no longer in the line-up.
  7. New iPad Air in two sizes, 10.9 and 12.9.
  8. New Keyboards for the iPad Air and iPad Pro
  9. New 3rd generation Apple Pencil with squeeze gesture

Sometime after the Let Loose event on May 7th, I will provide a recap of what Apple actually announces at the event.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/23/apple-announces-let-loose-eventApple Announces "Let Loose" eventImage for the Apple Event that depicts a hand holding an Apple Pencil with a variety of colors that creates the Apple logo.https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/23/apple-announces-let-loose-eventTue, 23 Apr 2024 09:30:00 -0500Today Apple has sent out invitations to an event happening on May 7th, 2024, titled "Let Loose". The event will be available on Apple.com and via the Apple TV app at 7 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 7th. The graphic for the event depicts a hand holding an Apple Pencil, therefore it is expected that this will be the anticipated iPad-focused event.

You can watch the event on the Apple Events page or via the Apple TV app.

As with most events, I will post my predictions sometime prior to the event.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/17/microsoft-rewards-is-it-worth-itMicrosoft Rewards: Is it Worth it?Screenshot of the "Current Status" for Microsoft Rewardshttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/17/microsoft-rewards-is-it-worth-itWed, 17 Apr 2024 14:00:00 -0500No matter how you slice it, there is nothing free on the internet. There is a maxim that goes “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product”. Spelled out, if you are not paying for a service with money, you are paying with your data. It is that simple. Many websites use ads as a means of paying for supporting their website. Many sites use ads that are targeted towards your interests because it will end up making more money than using generic ads.

Larger companies sometimes have the opportunity to entice people to use their services with incentives. One example is Microsoft and their Microsoft Rewards program.


Microsoft Rewards

Microsoft Rewards is a program that allows you to perform various tasks, like performing searches, completing polls, and performing other tasks. The tasks are not just limited to Bing, but you can also complete tasks on your Xbox or Windows PC. Each of these tasks will reward you some points. The number of points vary on the task. Here are some of the points that you can earn.

You can earn up to 150 points, per day, by searching on the desktop. You can earn up to 100 points per day for searching on a mobile device.

You can earn points by playing games on your Xbox, or in the Xbox Mobile app. You can also earn points by completing weekly, and monthly, quests on your Xbox.

There is no definitive consensus as to how much you can earn per month, but it is close to 20,000 points, if you perform all of the tasks, provided you live in a region where you can earn all of the points.

Once you have earned enough points, you can trade in your points for gift cards, or you can donate your points.

Microsoft Rewards Daily Set Screenshot
Screenshot of the daily set status

My Experience

I went back and looked at when I first signed up for Bing Rewards, the predecessor to Microsoft Rewards. The earliest email I could find was from 2014. Therefore, I have been using it for nearly 10 years. Over that time I have earned just over 650,000 points. I am sure I could have earned more over that time, but I know there was a time when I did not complete my daily searches, and therefore did not earn points.

As you perform the daily tasks on the Bing website you will start a streak. As you lengthen your streak you will end up earning additional points for continuing the streak. These points are on top of the regular daily points.

For the last few years I have been trying to make a concerted effort to complete the daily tasks and searches to earn a lot of points. I did not have any particular goal in mind, but just enough to redeem some points. It took me years of searching and playing Xbox games, but eventually I did earn a lot of points.

As of this writing, I have a streak of 364 days. This means that for the last 364 days I have done the daily tasks on the Bing website. I have absolutely been doing the tasks for longer than that, but the Bing website decided, on multiple occasions, to decide that my activities did not count as a streak. This has happened multiple times over the last few years.

Each time that the streak breaks, it requires me to start the streak again. The streak, in itself, only matters because it would allow me to get a badge. The current set of badges include:

  • Office Mate: 1997 lifetime points
  • Dos Boss: 8088 lifetime points
  • Audiofile: 35,000 lifetime points
  • Local Hero: 98052 lifetime points
  • Founder: 441,975 lifetime points
  • 7-day set
  • 30-day set
  • 180-day set
  • 365-day set
  • 999-day set
Badges for Microsoft Rewards
Screenshot of the available badges

I have earned all but the 999 set. It would take me 21 months to get the 999-day set badge. Honestly, the thought of continuing to do the daily tasks for that length of time is, in a word, tiring.

I have mostly been doing the Microsoft Rewards tasks to be able to automatically redeem a 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The automatic redemption reduces the number of points needed to redeem a code. For the length of time that I had been doing the auto redemption

In December, I redeemed a vast majority of my points for Game Pass Ultimate. I did this not only because it made sense, but also because I have heard horror stories of some people losing access to Microsoft Rewards, and I opted to redeem my points instead of losing them.

Now that we have covered my experience, let us look at some recent changes.


Recent Changes

Over the last few months Microsoft has been making massive changes to the Rewards Program. They have reduced the amount of points that you receive for various tasks. You are still able to receive enough points to redeem Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or other gift cards, but the points have been reduced.

Another set of changes that they have made recently is that you can only earn up to 25 points by clicking on items. Now, you must perform searches in order to redeem points. Beyond this, Microsoft has implemented a delay between all searches in order to receive points. I can understand wanting to put some delay, in order to stop bots, and this is entirely understandable. However, adding a significant delay also means that it takes an increasingly longer amount of time to complete the daily searches.


Decision to Stop Earning Rewards

Even though you can still earn enough to redeem a gift card, or Game Pass Ultimate, every month, it takes a lot of time to complete the searches every day. In addition to this, the Xbox Rewards apps, on both iOS and Xbox, also take a lot of time.

Beyond the time, the apps do not always trigger the rewards, even though you have completed the tasks. With the delay, app issues, and the overall amount of time needed to complete everything, I have opted to stop doing the searches. I am not entirely sure when I will stop but it will likely be when I’m able to redeem another 3-month Game Pass Ultimate. This would end up being the last of my points, which seems like a good time to stop.

I have already stopped my monthly auto-redemption of my 1-month Game Pass Ultimate and since it is just half-way through the month, it is likely that I will redeem the 3-month Game Pass Ultimate towards the end of the month, and then that will be it for Microsoft Rewards.


Closing Thoughts

There are times in life when you have more time than money. There are other times when you have more money than time. I am in the latter portion. Now, I end up paying for things with my own money. I do this instead of using coupons, or in the case of Microsoft Rewards, allowing Microsoft to use my data to, in exchange for free rewards that I can redeem.

As outlined above, this is because it takes entirely too much time and effort for, what in me, is not worth the trade off. I am not discouraging anybody to use Microsoft Rewards, but for me, it is no longer worth my time. If you want to be able to get rewards, including gift cards, Microsoft Rewards may be worth your time, but expect additional changes in the future.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/05/doing-remote-support-from-a-macDoing Remote Support from a MacScreenshot of the "Custom Screens" window within the Screens apphttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/04/05/doing-remote-support-from-a-macFri, 5 Apr 2024 08:00:00 -0500I, like many tech literate people, end up having multiple hats. One of those "jobs" that many tech literate people end up performing is being tech support for others. When you do need to provide tech support for others, there are instances when that can be accomplished via email, text message, or even over the phone. However, there are those times when you need to actually see what is happening. This requires connecting to a computer. For this, this is where remote control software can be handy.

There are a variety of options available depending on your needs. If you only need to connect to your own computers, you can probably use Apple's built-in software. It becomes a bit trickier if you need to connect to remote devices, but there are some solutions. Some of the available options are Jump Desktop, ZoHo Assist, AnyDesk, and Team Viewer, just to name a few.

Let us look at one in particular, the one I used, Team Viewer.


Team Viewer

Team Viewer logo

For the last decade I have been using Team Viewer. Team Viewer is one of the myriad options available for remotely connecting to devices. The reason that I have been using Team Viewer is because it is cross-platform. I, as you probably guessed, use a Mac, but the other person I support is using a Windows computer.

Team Viewer offers a couple of different methods for connecting to a remote device. The first is by prompting the remote user to allow you to connect to their computer. This method is good if you are on the phone with them. The second option is by using a password. You can configure one so that you can always connect to the device, provided it is powered on.

The reason I chose Team Viewer was because it was free to use for personal use. According to their website:

"...Remote access software connects individuals and devices, allowing you to collaborate, interact, and provide support for free..."

Team Viewer has worked well for over a decade, at least, it did until earlier this year.


The Issue

Over the last couple of months Team Viewer has, incorrectly, been thinking that I am using Team Viewer in a "commercial" manner. Now, I have only ever had two computers connected to my account. One being my own computer, and the second being someone else's. I only ever connect to the other person's computer when they call and need help. When I setup the other computer, I created a password so I could connect automatically if I needed to.

Because Team Viewer thinks I am using their software in a commercial manner it only allows you to be connected for five minutes. To add even more friction, it is not possible to immediately reconnect. Instead, you had to wait at least one minute between connections. This arrangement effectively makes the software useless for remote support and troubleshooting. I struggled through getting kicked off every five minutes for two different sessions, but ultimately decided this was untenable.


Possible Solution

You, reader, might be wondering, "Doesn't Team Viewer have a paid version?". Yes, they do. I am not opposed to paying for software. Not only because I am a software developer and would like people to buy my apps (and books), but because if you like good software, you should probably pay for it. I pay for quite a bit of software, even on a subscription basis.

Paying for the service is one way of that I could have made the error disappear. Team Viewer has a few options, with different levels depending on your needs. The package that would have made sense for me is called "Team Viewer Personal". When I first encountered the issues I looked into the pricing for this. It would cost just $25 per month, and billed on an annual basis. This is comes out to just under $300 per year. To me, this is an absolutely ridiculous amount to pay, per year, to support a single computer.

A second possible solution was to contact Team Viewer support and explain that their software had incorrectly identified me as a commercial user. However, I figured that this approach would go nowhere. Therefore, I only had one option remaining; just completely replace the software with another solution, and that is what I did.


Screens

Screens 5 app icon

Once the trouble started the first time, I thought about what software I could use to replace Team Viewer. I looked at several different options, but ultimately landed on a piece of software that I have used before, Screens by Edovia. I am not new to Screens, I actually use the iOS version regularly to connect to my Macs from my iPhone and iPad. When I am on my Mac and need to connect to another of my devices, I just use the built-in Screen Sharing app.

I went back and looked at when I first purchased the Screens app, and it was in 2011 when I purchased Screens for iOS. I then purchased Screens VNC for the Mac in 2014. As mentioned above you can use the Screens apps on your local network and connect to other devices, but Screens really comes into play when you use it to connect to remote computers.

The way that the system operates is by using a relay server, hosted by Edovia, to connect your computers together. This relay software is called "Screens Connect".

Screens connect runs as a service in the background and will keep your computer connected to relay servers so you can access any registered computer at any point. The use of a relay server means that you do not need to open up ports on your router just to use the service.


Setup

Edovia's marketing image of Screens Connect which shows a Mac, iPad, and iPhone possibly remotely connecting to two Macs and a Windows PC

Previously, I have done Screen Connects installs on a Mac, but this was my first time doing an install of Screens Connect on Windows. The install was pretty straightforward but one of the steps is to install TightVNC. This is standard free remote connection software. When you set up TightVNC you are required setting up a password, which you can be prompted for when you actually connect to a remote Windows computer.

This password can be entered every time you connect, or you can configure it to be saved within the Connection Settings for a device. This option is good so you do not need to enter in the password each time. Once you have installed Screens Connect, you will not likely need to worry about managing settings later on, but you can do so by right-clicking on a computer and then clicking on "Edit".


Screens App

The 'What's new' popup when you install the Screens 5 app

In order to use Screens Connect, you will need to purchase the Screens app on your Mac. Technically, the app is free, but there is an in-app purchase.

Once you download the app you will have a few options. There are two subscription options; a $2.99 monthly subscription and a $24.99 yearly subscription. The monthly subscription is great for those who only need to do remote support, or need remote access to their computers, on an infrequent basis. There is a third option, which s particular good for those with subscription fatigue. There is a one-time "lifetime" purchase. This, as you might suspect, is more expensive. The one-time purchase is $79.00.

Given how infrequent I need the app, I could have opted for the monthly subscription of $2.99 and just re-purchase it each time I really need it. However, I actually opted to go for the one-time purchase of $79.00. I opted for the one-time purchase partially due to subscription fatigue, but also because I would rather just have a one-time purchase for the software.

I may have to re-purchase the software again once Screens 6 comes out, but, as of this writing, Screen 5.0 just came out four months ago so it will likely be a while before they end up releasing the next major version that requires purchase. So, I do not have any issues with spending the money.


Overall Experience

After I had installed Screens connect on the remote computer, where I previously had Team Viewer installed, and connected using the Screens app I immediate noticed one difference, the screen quality. When using the Screens app the quality was significantly better than when using Team Viewer. It is not like the Windows PC was using a 4K monitor or anything, but it was noticeably clearer and sharper.

The second thing I noticed was the improved responsiveness overall. Instead of clicking taking multiple seconds for an action to complete, things just actually worked as expected. I would absolutely expect a bit of delay due to the age of the computer, and the fact that it is a remote connection, but I did not realize just how poorly the Team Viewer experience was.


Screens 3

As mentioned earlier, I purchased the Screens VNC app back in 2014. Out of curiosity I re-downloaded the latest version of that, which is from 2018, to see if it would work. And, guess what, it actually did run, and it will connect to newer devices. This was simultaneously surprising, and not surprising.

It means that I did not necessarily need to purchase the Screens 5 app, but I do not know how long the Screens 3 app will continue to run. Besides that, supporting small software companies is always a good thing, particularly if you want the software to stay around.


Closing Thoughts

If you have a Mac and are looking for an app that allows you to connect to a remote Windows computer, you may want to look at Screens and Screens Connect. Yes, you will need to purchase a license for the Screens app, but you do have three options, a monthly subscription, a yearly subscription, or even a one-time "lifetime" purchase. The one-time purchase is not an insignificant amount, but it is not exorbitant amount either.

Screens is designed for the Mac, but the fact that they have Screens Connect for Windows means that they do know that a certain segment of their user base does need to connect to other devices.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/26/apple-announces-wwdc-24Apple Announces WWDC 24Screenshot of the 'Special Event' invitation for WWDC 24https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/26/apple-announces-wwdc-24Tue, 26 Mar 2024 16:00:00 -0500Today Apple announced that WWDC 24 will take place from June 10th to June 14th.

The format will be the same as the past few years, in that there will be an in-person experience for a limited group of developers and the conference will be available to stream online for everyone. You will be able to stream the videos online at developer.apple.com or via the Apple Developer App.

Should you wish to attend in-person you have a short amount of time to do apply to attend in-person.

As part of their effort to help the next generation of developers, Apple will be announcing the winners of the Swift Student Challenge on Thursday, March 28th, 2024. These winners will be eligible to attend the keynote in-person. Along with them, 50 Distinguished Winners will be invited to the Apple Campus for a three-day experience. You can read more about the criteria for these on the Apple Developer website.

Source: Apple Newsroom

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/25/us-department-of-justice-sues-appleU.S. Department of Justice Sues AppleDepartment of Justice vs. Apple header image with logos and relevant text.https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/25/us-department-of-justice-sues-appleMon, 25 Mar 2024 15:45:00 -0500By now you have likely heard that the United States Department of Justice, along with 15 States Attorneys General, and the District of Columbia, are suing Apple under the Sherman Antitrust act.

I am not a lawyer, nor have I ever studied to become one. Instead of me trying to decipher everything, I want to point you an article titled Understanding the DOJ’s Antitrust Complaint Against Apple by John Voorhees from MacStories. John is a lawyer and as such he has a much better understanding of the nuances, and the laws, than most pundits talking about the lawsuit.

I have read through John's article and I do want to pull a couple of relevant parts:


So far, all we have to go by in the DOJ’s action against Apple is the DOJ’s complaint. Under federal law, Apple has 60 days to file an answer, and that deadline could get extended. I mention that because it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that what the DOJ has filed are merely allegations and arguments. The complaint simply represents the facts the DOJ thinks it can prove and how they apply to antitrust law.

This is a good little legal factoid.


Regarding Messaging:

What releasing RCS won’t do is eliminate the DOJ’s argument that third-party messaging services should have access to it just like Messages will as a fallback when a service’s own network is unavailable. That’s something, but the DOJ’s messaging arguments still feel like a bit of an empty sack.

Many have attempted to argue that Apple should be forced to open up their iMessage protocol because lower quality videos are sent to Android phones. This has nothing to do with iMessage, but the fact that SMS is a global industry standard. Apple has not yet implemented the newer Rich Communications Services, or RCS. However, it will be doing so by the end of the year. There is nothing stopping families from using another service, like WhatsApp, Google Chat, or any other messaging app to send images and videos in higher quality.


Regarding Game Streaming:

(Game Streaming) is another good example of a situation where Apple hasn’t done itself any favors. In 2020, Microsoft was beta testing an app-based version of Xbox Cloud Gaming. When Apple told the company that every app on the service would need to be downloaded locally and reviewed by Apple’s App Review team, Microsoft abandoned its app for the Apple-favored, browser-based approach.

To me, this one in particular is entirely on Apple and wanting to boost revenue. If I have subscribe to a game streaming service, there are no security implications for any of Apple's devices. This is because streaming, by its very nature, is merely transmitting audio and video over the internet to the device, just like a movie streamed from a service. Deliberately blocking this is just egregious. As John states:

The DOJ’s arguments will still apply to the period when streaming wasn’t permitted, which may lead to financial penalties...

My Thoughts

This is going to be a long and drawn out case. There are some aspects of this case that I find super flimsy. Futhermore the re-writing of history regarding the iPod, which is not covered in John's article, is particularly egregious, because the U.S. has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the iPod. Additionally, the iPod has nothing to do with the antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft in the 1990s, but that is a whole other topic.

I am not sure how much coverage of this I will have on the site, given that it is super nuanced and Apple is going through legal fights all of the time. If there is a settlement and major changes come out of it, I will likely cover it, but as stated before, that could be years from now. I also would not be super suprised if Apple attempted to settle instead of going to trial, but only time will tell.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/04/apple-announces-m3-macbook-airsApple Announces New MacBook AirsPhoto of the Midnight MacBook Air with M3 System On a Chiphttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/03/04/apple-announces-m3-macbook-airsMon, 4 Mar 2024 13:15:00 -0600Today Apple has announced updated 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models, now with the M3 System on a Chip. According to Apple, the M3 processor in the MacBook Air is up to 60 percent faster than the M1 model, and up to 13 times faster than the last Intel-based MacBook Air.

The 13-inch M3 MacBook Air starts at $1099, with an 8-Core CPU, 8-Core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, and 256GB of storage. The 15-inch model offers the same specifications, except for the 15-inch screen, is $200 more and starts at $1299. You can configure up to 24GB of unified memory, and 2TB of storage.

The M3 MacBook Air does come with a three new features. The first is the AV1 decode engine built directly in the chip, making decoding even faster. This is not present in the M2 MacBook Air. The second feature is support for Wi-Fi 6E, which can result in faster Wi-Fi connections with the right access points.

The last, and arguably more meaningful feature for many users, is the ability to connect two external displays. This is more than the single display you could connect previously. The M3 MacBook Air can support the internal display and one external display up to 6K. In order to use two external displays, you will need to have the MacBook Air lid closed. This second display can be up to 5K resolution running at 60Hz.

You can order them today and they will be available starting this Friday, March 8th, 2024.

The 13-inch M2 MacBook Air remains on sale and now starts at $999 for an 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of unified memory, and 256GB of storage. You can still configure the M2 MacBook Air with up to 24GB of unified memory, and 2TB of storage.

Source: Apple Newsroom

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/02/29/apple-implementing-quantum-protocol-for-imessageApple implementing Quantum Protocol for iMessageScreenshot of Quantum Cryptography and various apps for each cryptography levelhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/02/29/apple-implementing-quantum-protocol-for-imessageThu, 29 Feb 2024 19:05:00 -0600Apple’s Security Research team has published an article about how they are upgrading iMessage with improved security, specifically, with a new protocol called Post-Quantum 3, or PQ3. PQ3 should be resistant to its encryption being broken, even with a Quantum Computer. Before diving into the features of PQ3, a brief history, and comparison, of current encryption, starting with a brief history.


Brief History of Encryption

Encryption, at its most basic and fundamental level, is any method, or means, of taking readable text and making it unintelligible. This could be something as simple as a substitution cipher, like ROT13. ROT13 replaces each letter with one that is 13 characters ahead of it. For instance, the letter "A" would be replaced with "N", "B" would be replace with "O", and "C" would be replaced with "P". Given that there are 26 standard letters in the English alphabet, the letters end up being swapped. To illustrate what I mean, let us take the word "Apple". If you use ROT13 it would become "NCCYR". This is a very basic example of an encryption algorithm, and should not be used for anything sensitive, but it does provide a basic understanding.

Early computers did not take encryption into account, primarily because the computing power was not available. The first modern encryption protocols were developed by Netscape in 1995 and was called Secure Socket Layer, or SSL. SSL was eventually adopted by most browsers, and subsequently went through a number of revisions. Ultimately, to appease everyone involved, SSL was superseded by Transport Layer Security, or TLS, in 1999, and became an industry standard. TLS is currently at version 1.3.

Encryption is comprised of keys, and can be any length. The length of the key ends up indicating its security. The strength of a key is measured in bits, specifically the length of the key. The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break.. The first SSL algorithms could be up to 40 bits long. This was due to an export restriction by the United States government. However, that limitation has been lifted. The most common key lengths are 1024, 2048, and 4096. The longer the key length, the more difficult it would be to guess. The difficulty is not linear, instead it is logarithmic in terms of difficulty. The actual given length of time does depend on many factors, including the key length, but also the computers being used. You can easily calculate the possible number of keys, by taking 2 and raising it to the length of the key, minus 1. Therefore, for a 1024-bit key it would be 2 ^ 1023, or

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possible keys. This would take an extremely long time to attempt to get the base keys used.

Another example, for a 4096 bit key, the number of combinations would be 522194440706576253345876355358312191289982124523691890192116741641976953985778728424413405967498779170445053357219631418993786719092896803631618043925682638972978488271854999170180795067191859157214035005927973113188159419698856372836167342172293308748403954352901852035642024370059304557233988891799014503343469488440893892973452815095130470299789726716411734651513348221529512507986199933857107770846917779942645743159118957217248367043905936319748237550094520674504208530837546834166925275516486044134775384991808184705966507606898412918594045916828375610659246423184062775112999150206172392431297837246097308511903252956622805412865917690043804311051417135098849101156584508839003337597742539960818209685142687562392007453579567729991395256699805775897135553415567045292136442139895777424891477161767258532611634530697452993846501061481697843891439474220308003706472837459911525285821188577408160690315522951458068463354171428220365223949985950890732881736611925133626529949897998045399734600887312408859224933727829625089164535236559716582775403784110923285873186648442456409760158728501220463308455437074192539205964902261490928669488824051563042951500651206733594863336608245755565801460390869016718045121902354170201577095168 possible combinations.

As you can see, it’s not just that it gets longer, but significantly longer.

There are a number of different means of generating the keys. These means are what is called a cipher suite, or set of algorithms. There are a number of different cipher suites, including Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA), Data Encryption Standard (DES), or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The suite used depends on the intended usage.

There are two different types of encryption, symmetrical and asymmetrical encryption. Symmetrical encryption is where you use the same key to encrypt as well as decrypt the data.

Asymmetric encryption uses two keys, a private and public key, for encryption and decryption. Asymmetrical encryption is the basis for TLS. These two keys work in conjunction to be able to encrypt and decrypt. Only these two keys will work together. Another public key cannot function with the private key.

DES and AES are used for symmetric key cryptography, while RSA is used for public key cryptography.


How Keys Are Exchanged

One of the more common tasks for any type of encryption is the exchanging of keys. The way that this works is as follows:

  1. The client sends a synchronization packet to the server.
  2. The server sends a synchronization acknowledgment packet back to the client.
  3. The client sends an acknowledgment back to the server, along with a Client Hello packet.
  4. The server sends back a Server Hello, certificate, and Server Hello Done packet back to the client.
  5. The client sends Client Key exchange, Change Cipher Specification, and Finished packet to the server.
  6. The server sends a Change Cipher Specification and Finished packet to the client.

At this point, the ciphers to be used, and the public keys are established. There is a lot more information that is contained within these six steps. I will not go into detail for all of them. You can learn more about that by reading an article from CloudFlare titled What happens in a TLS handshake?, but this is a brief overview.

There are a few things that need to be pointed out. First, during the initial exchange the client sends which TLS protocols that it can understand. This is needed because the server or client may not be able to handle a particular protocol. The client and server should agree upon the highest level protocol that both can support.

The second thing to mention is that it may seem like this interaction would take a long time, but as you can probably guess, today’s devices are fast enough to support this and have this interaction take, at most, a few seconds, but in most situations this is much faster.

Now that we have a basic understanding of how key exchanges occur, let us look at how encryption works with iMessage.

How iMessage Encryption works

According to Apple’s "iMessage security overview" support article, quote:

When a user turns on iMessage on a device, the device generates encryption and signing pairs of keys for use with the service. For encryption, there is an encryption RSA 1280-bit key as well as an encryption EC 256-bit key on the NIST P-256 curve. For signatures, Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) 256-bit signing keys are used. The private keys are saved in the device’s keychain and only available after first unlock. The public keys are sent to Apple Identity Service (IDS), where they are associated with the user’s phone number or email address, along with the device’s APNs address.

For iMessage keys, there would be 2^1279 possible combinations, so it is not likely that anybody could guess your private key. There is no way to derived from your private key from your public key.

Using today’s hardware, it will take an extremely long time to decrypt the data. While it may take a significantly long time on today’s hardware, that will not always be the case. This is where being proactive with post-quantum


Post Quantum Cryptography with iMessage

In Apple’s security article, Apple has outlined how it is incorporating this new PQ3 protocol into iMessage, starting with iOS 17.4.

There are actually currently four levels of cryptography, Level 0 to Level 3, with future levels possible. Level 0 and 1 are part of the "Classical Cryptography", while Level 2 and 3 are "Post-Quantium Cryptography".

Level 0

Level 0 is no-end-to-end encryption, or what is commonly called "clear-text" communications. This includes apps like Telegram, WeChat, SMS, and Skype.

Level 1

Level 1 is services that have encryption enabled by default. This includes the previous version of iMessage, as well as other apps like WhatsApp, Line, and previous versions of Signal.

Level 2

Level 2 contains services who have Post-Quantum Cryptography for key establishment only. This means that the methods used to generate the encryption keys are resistant to being broken by current day computers, as well as quantum computers. The only app that has this is Signal.

Level 3

Level 3 is similar to Level 2, except it also includes ongoing Post Quantum Cryptography rekeying . The only service that will support this, for now, is iMessage starting in iOS 17.4. Let us look at this re-keying a bit in depth.


Protecting Data

One of the possible issues with any encryption is that computers will get better and may be able to easily break previous encryption schemes. With most encryption, if a key is compromised then all of the previous messages, as well as any future messages using the same key, would be easily decrypted.

In order to protect against a key being compromised, Apple’s PQ3 takes this into account by adding the level 3 feature of ongoing rekeying. The way that this works is by changing the keys on a regular basis. Per Apple’s security article:

PQ3 employs a hybrid design that combines Elliptic Curve cryptography with post-quantum encryption both during the initial key establishment and during rekeying. Thus, the new cryptography is purely additive, and defeating PQ3 security requires defeating both the existing, classical ECC cryptography and the new post-quantum primitives. It also means the protocol benefits from all the experience we accumulated from deploying the ECC protocol and its implementations.

This re-keying should go a long way to being able to protect conversations should a key get compromised. And even if a flaw s found in a cipher,


Closing Thoughts

Quantum computers being capable of breaking encryption is not anything that one needs to worry about right now. Even though there is no current worry, it is best to be proactive and Apple is doing just that. With iOS 17.4 they are updating the encryption of iMessage to include cryptography that is not only resistant to being broken by today’s computers, but also resistant to quantum computers.

Apple could match Signal and just have post-quantum keys, but instead they are going beyond that to re-keying on a regular basis and minimizing the ability to access data even if a key is compromised at some point. Even if a post-quantum cipher is broken, the current level of cryptography will still protect

This post is just an overview, and Apple’s security article has a lot more in-depth information about the ciphers used, the encryption algorithms, and additional details, should you be interested.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/25/apple-announces-slew-of-new-features-to-comply-with-the-eu-digital-markets-actApple Announces Slew of New Features to Comply with the EU Digital Markets ActGeneric App Iconhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/25/apple-announces-slew-of-new-features-to-comply-with-the-eu-digital-markets-actThu, 25 Jan 2024 17:30:00 -0600Today Apple has made a number of announcements with many of these being related to complying with the European Union Digital Markets Act, or DMA. The DMA requires big technology companies, like Apple, to comply with a number of various new regulations.

There is a lot of information. I could attempt to detail all of the changes, but I would do a poor job of it. Instead, I am going to provide a brief overview of each of the changes, with links to a much more in-depth article. Most of these will be limited to the EU, but there are some new items that are not.

Request for Improved Interoperability

Developers can now make a request improved interoperability with the iOS hardware and software. This request form does not guarantee that a feature will be implemented. Developers will need to be explicit in their request and why they are requesting it. There are, of course, limitations. Anything that would weaken security will be rejected. This request is limited to EU developers.

You can read more information at MacRumors

Third-Party App Stores in the EU

The biggest requirement for the DMA is that Apple will be required to allow side-loading of apps from third-party app stores. These companies will be required to comply with. One requirement is that the companies must have a 1 million euro line of credit with an A-Plus rating. This is to be able to make sure they can pay some fees, but more on that in a bit.

Apps that are made available on these marketplaces will be required to be notarized through Apple, which will ensure safety and security checks, but they will not be checked for content.

More details are available at 9to5Mac.

Reduced Commissions in the EU

The third item announced is that there will be a reduced commission structure for EU developers. The new structure will drop down to 10% for Small Developers, down from 15%. For larger developers, it will be 17%. Apps that are within third-party app marketplaces can use any payment processor that they want. Including Apple’s. If they opt to use Apple’s, they will pay an additional 3% fee.

For developers who have more than 1 million installs per year, they will need to pay a Core Technology Fee, or CTF. This is €0.50 per install. This fee will need to be paid regardless of where the app is installed, via Apple or via a third-party marketplace.

Third-party Marketplaces will need to pay the Core Technology Fee for apps downloaded through the marketplace. There is no threshold for marketplaces.

You can read additional details via target="_new">9to5Mac.

Web Browsers and Near Field Communications

Apple will be opening up iOS to allow apps to access the Near Field Communication, or NFC, chip. This will allow apps to offer non-Apple "Tap to Pay" options. Details are available at MacRumors.

For the entire lifetime of iOS, there has only been a single browser engine, WebKit. To date, third-party browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, have all had to use the WebKit engine on iOS and iPadOS. This will change. They will now be able to use their own browser engine. Users will even be prompted to choose a default. This is similar to the Browser Ballet that Microsoft had to implement on Windows in the European Union.

Additional details are available on 9to5Mac.

New Gaming Streaming Options

The gaming landscape has changed significantly since iOS was initially released in 2007. When it was released, physical games were prominent. iOS has contributed to digital games being even more prevalent. One of the downsides to modern games is that they can be rather large in size. Along with this, internet speeds have become much faster. In order to limit the needs to constant updates, as well as be able to game on anything, streaming games have become more commonplace.

To date, Apple has required developers to submit every game as a discrete app. This was an untenable solution for streaming games. This will no longer be the case. This change will allow services like Xbox Game Pass and GeForce Now to be viable options via an App on the App Store. Previously these were only available via a web browser. This will apply to the App Store world wide, not just in the EU.

More details can be found on MacRumors.

New Developer Reports

The last item that was announced is that developers will be getting access to 50 new additional reporting metrics. Four of the new metrics will be engagement of users, additional details with in-app purchases, improved app usage, like crashes and deletions. The one that might be the most interesting is framework usage. This will allow developers to see how their app interacts with frameworks like Widgets, CarPlay, and PhotoPicker.

There will be more information available in March about the new metrics and reports that will be available.

Additional information can be found on MacRumors.

Closing Thoughts

Apple has clearly indicated that they will not be brining any of the EU-specific changes to any other markets, unless required to by law, so do not expect these changes to come to other markets without changes in laws.

Many of the changes announced are specific to the European Union. However, I think the new streaming game option could be a big boon to the Apple TV. This is possibly a boon because more people might opt to purchase an Apple TV and game controller and use that with Xbox Game Pass instead of purchasing an Xbox Console. Beyond this, having access to Xbox Game Pass available natively on an iPad can improve the experience overall.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/19/apple-vision-pro-pre-orders-and-specsApple Vision Pro Pre-orders Live and Additional InformationPhoto of the front of the Apple Vision Pro.https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/19/apple-vision-pro-pre-orders-and-specsFri, 19 Jan 2024 07:35:00 -0600Apple Vision Pro pre-orders have begun with initial availability in two weeks, February 2nd, 2024. As outlined before, Apple Visoin Pro starts at $3499 for the 256GB model. While there has been some additional previous available, but that information was limited. I thought it would make sense to provide additional specs and options available, because these have not been previously announced.

Pre-Order Needs

In order to pre-order an Apple Vision Pro you need to have an iPhone with Face ID, since face scanning is done to determine the proper light shield and headband size. On January 8th, Apple announced what would be included with the Apple Vision Pro as well as lens options. There are two lens options, readers for $99 and prescription lenses for $149. One thing that was not previously outlined, but has seen been made known is that you will need to have a current and valid prescription from a provider.

Included with Apple Vision Pro

The Apple Vision Pro does come with some items within the package. This list of items included is

  • A Solo Knit Band
  • A Dual Loop Band
  • A Light Seal
  • Two Light Seal Cushions
  • An Apple Vision Pro Cover
  • A Polishing Cloth
  • Battery Pack
  • USB-C Charge Cable
  • USB-C Power Adapter

Additional Specs

At the announcement of the Apple Vision Pro, Apple indicated that it would have an M2 processor, but the details of the processor were not specified at the time. The Apple Vision Pro will come with an 8-Core CPU that has 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. Along with this is a 10-core GPU, a 16-Core Neural Engine, and 16GB of unified memory.

Additional Options

When the Apple Vision Pro pre-orders were announced, the $3499 price included the 256GB model. You can order a 512GB or 1TB model. The prices for these are $3699 for the 512GB and $3899 for the 1TB.

AppleCare+ for the Apple Vision Pro is $499 for two years of coverage, or $24.99 for monthly coverage.

The Apple Vision Pro can be powered by a battery pack, which provides up to 2 hours of regular usage and 2 1/2 hours of vidoe playback. If you wish to purchase an additional battery pack, it will cost $199.

Closing Thoughts

As of this writing pre-orders have slipped to mid February for the 256GB model, with the 512GB and 1TB model still having launch day pickup or delivery.

Photo of the profile of the Apple Vision Pro
The profile of the Apple Vision Pro.
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https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/08/apple-announces-vision-pro-pre-orders-and-availabilityApple Announces Vision Pro Pre-orders and AvailabilityPhoto of the Apple Vision Pro with the pre-order information below it.https://www.waynedixon.com/2024/01/08/apple-announces-vision-pro-pre-orders-and-availabilityMon, 8 Jan 2024 08:45:00 -0600Today Apple has announced that the Apple Vision Pro pre-orders will begin next Friday, January 19th, 2024 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. While pre-orders will start then, the product itself will begin arriving on February 2nd, 2024.

While Apple has provided some basic information, like the starting price, there were some other pieces of information that has not been known.

As previously stated, the Apple Vision Pro will be available starting at $3,499 (U.S.). What is new is that this will come with 256GB of storage. The Apple Vision Pro will be available at all U.S. Apple Store locations and the U.S. Apple Store online.

One item that has not been known is how much the lenses that are used with the Apple Vision Pro will cost. Apple's press release deliniates this. Optical Inserts that are Readers will cost $99 and prescription-based inserst will be $149.

The Apple Vision Pro needs to be secured to one's face. This is done using a band. The Apple Vision Pro comes with a Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band. This gives users two options for the fit that works best for them. Apple Vision Pro also includes a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, an Apple Vision Pro Cover for the front of the device, Polishing Cloth, Battery, USB-C Charge Cable, and USB-C Power Adapter.

There are something things that we do not yet know, like the cost of additional battery packs, how many units will be available, and what additional storage tiers (if any) are available. I am sure that information will come out in due course.

Photo of the profile of the Apple Vision Pro
The profile of the Apple Vision Pro.

Source: Apple Newsroom

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2023/12/31/site-apps-books-2023-year-in-reviewSite, App, and Books: 2023 Year in ReviewComparison of the old website header and the new websitehttps://www.waynedixon.com/2023/12/31/site-apps-books-2023-year-in-reviewSun, 31 Dec 2023 14:35:00 -0600For the last couple of years I have posted a "Year in Review". You can check out the post for 2021 or 2022. To continue this, I have opted to post another year in review. Here are the statistics for the year for the site, my books, and my apps.


Overview

In October of 2022 I completely changed the entire infrastructure of the site moving away from wordpress and now I use a static site generation package called "Publish" by John Sundell. Having used this method for over a year now, it has provided some insight.

The first thing is that it does take a bit more work to create a new post. It is not the writing of the post itself, because that can take various amounts of time depending on the post, but the extra work comes from the actual generation of the pages. It can take anywhere from 70 seconds to 90 seconds to generate the site. This generation needs to occur everytime that anything is changed.

Because of this, I have actually created a development site. This site takes approximately 2 seconds to fully generate and run. This is the site that I use to write my longer posts because it takes so much less time to generate the entire site. Once I have an article in the state that I want, I then copy and paste it to my live directory and then regenerate the site.

Now, let us look at individual aspects of the site and apps.


Posts

Total Posts: 171. This is approximately 10% fewer posts in 2023 as compared to 2022. Number of "Availability" posts: 113, there were 117 last year, so just a few less. Number of "Non-availability" posts: 48, as compared to 69 in 2022, and 70 in 2023. Reviews: 6 reviews in 2023. There were 7 reviews in 2022, and 12 reviews during 2021.

Total "Review" word count: 24,530, or an average of 4,088.33 words per review. Shortest Review: Super Mario Wonder at 1,264 words Longest Review: Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max at 7,790 words

Total Word Count (not including "availability" posts): 59,087 for an average of 1,053.13 words per post Average Word Count (all posts): 1,089.98 words per post

Most popular post in 2023: Review of the 2nd Generation HomePod - 583 views 2nd most popular review in 2022: Review of the iPhone 15 Pro Max - 442 views

Here are the top 12 posts overall:

  1. Replacing my AirPort Extreme Routers
  2. Using Loopback to Output to Multiple Speakers on macOS Simultaneously
  3. A Review of the 5th Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  4. "Account Locked" After Updating macOS Big Sur
  5. Review of the 2nd Generation Homepod
  6. Review of the iPhone 14 Pro Max
  7. Apple Introduces Apple Business Connect
  8. Ongoing Problems that need to be fixed within Apple’s Ecosystem
  9. macOS Mojave and Websites
  10. Review of the 14-inch M2 Max MacBook Pro
  11. Initial Thoughts on the 14-inch M2 MacBook Pro
  12. Site, App, and Books: 2022 Year in Review

What I find interesting about this list is that five of them are from 2023, three of them are from 2022, three from 2021, and one is from 2018.


Page Views

With changing the entire infrastructure of the site, one thing that needed to change was the mechanism for calculating page views.

Total Page Views from 2016 to 2022 (Wordpress using JetPack plugin):

  • 2022: 9,392 (January 1st to October 27th - 300 days) / 31.30 per day.
  • 2021: 13,860 / 37.97 per day
  • 2020: 9,594 / 26.21 per day
  • 2019: 13,475 / 36.91 per day
  • 2018: 11,573 / 31.71 per day
  • 2017: 29,126 / 79.80 per day
  • 2016: 34,166 / 93.35 per day

New Method:

  • 2023: 125,836 / 345.71 views per day.
  • 2022: 31,337 (October 28th to December 30th - 64 days) / 489.64 views per day.

The new calculation mechanism reads all of the log files and then calculates the total per individual page. This script excludes certain urls, like the upload directories, css files, and any other static files. This script also excludes bots, feed readers, tag pages, the RSS Feed, and similar items. Additionally, it only looks at successful items served, meaning it excludes any 400, 401, 403, 404, 301 and 302 redirects, as well as 500 errors.


Book Statistics

Here are the statistics for the total number of books sold from 2019 to 2022. These are the actual number of books sold across all avenues of sales.

  2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 Total
Apple 181 255 322 475 561 1,794
Amazon 13 26 48 130 251 468
Paperback (B&W) 41 11 21 32 115 220
Hardcover/Color Paperback 3 2 0 8 10 23
Total 238 294 391 645 937 2,505

The number of books sold this year is less than last year. I had mentioned last year that it may be prudent to re-evaluate whether or not to do a Kindle version, and I opted to not create a kindle version. I still did manage to sell 13 e-books even without having a new one. The paperback purchaes were up significantly, with 41 paperback books sold.


App Statistics

Last year I launched a second app, "4077: An Unofficial MASH Trivia App".

MASH Trivia

'4077: An unofficial M*A*S*H Trivia' app icon

It is a trivia app that covers the classic TV show, M*A*S*H. It requires iOS 16, iPadOS 16, or macOS Ventura (and newer). You can view more information about this on its site: MashTrivia.app, as well as play the web-version of the game.

  • 2023: 148
  • 2022: 41

This is an increase in downloads, it is not exactly a ton, but it is still a decent number for a game for a single show. You can download it and give your M*A*S*H knowledge a try.

wwriteLite

'wwriteLite' app icon

This year there were only a few updates or wwriteLite, specifically there were 3. Here are the new downloads of wwriteLite per year:

  • 2023: 47
  • 2022: 49
  • 2021: 69
  • 2020: 56
  • 2019: 66
  • 2018: 136
  • 2017: 101
  • 2016: 132

I cannot say that I am surprised that wwriteLite has gotten fewer downloads this year as compared to last year, but it is very close to last year's downloads. Feel free to download wwriteLite and let me know of any bugs.


Reading Lists

Every month I post my Reading Lists I thought I would add some statistics for those as well. Over 2023 I read 167 titles, 133 of these were distinct titles, and of these, 25 were new titles that I had not listened to previously..

This comes down an average of 13.92 titles overall, 11.08 distinct titles, and 2.08 new titles per month. The month where I listened to the largest number of books was May. During that month I listened to 24 titles listened to, or 0.775 books per day. The last reading list that will be published was actually published earlier today.


Closing Thoughts

A lot has happened this year on the site. I am not sure how best to improve the sales of my books. The trend has been going down since 2019 and I am not sure if there is a way to meaningfully increase that.

I do not know how the web statistics nor app downloads. I am not one who wants to keep posting the same thing again and again because it would annoy any followers, but maybe I will need to post it at different times to be sure that everybody knows about the things I have created.

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https://www.waynedixon.com/2023/12/31/reading-list-for-december-2023Reading List for December 2023Cover for the book 'The Six' by Loren Grushhttps://www.waynedixon.com/2023/12/31/reading-list-for-december-2023Sun, 31 Dec 2023 14:30:00 -0600

Today is the last day of December of 2023. I normally would post my reading list on the first, but this is a special one. As mentioned in my November reading list, this is the last reading list that I will be posting.

As mentioned in that post a majority of the books that I read are ones that I have read before. And December is not much different. Also as mentioned in that post, I have actually cancelled my Audible subscription which means that I will not be purchasing new books beyond what I have already purchased; at least not a regular basis.

Now, here is my reading list for December.


In December I listened to 22 books total. Four of these titles were new, or approximately 18.18 percent. I want to highlight two of the new titles that I listened to. The first is The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts by Loren Grush.

Book cover for 'The Six' by Loren Grush.
Books cover for "The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts" by Loren Grush.
When NASA sent astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s the agency excluded women from the corps, arguing that only military test pilots—a group then made up exclusively of men—had the right stuff. It was an era in which women were steered away from jobs in science and deemed unqualified for space flight. Eventually, though, NASA recognized its blunder and opened the application process to a wider array of hopefuls, regardless of race or gender. From a candidate pool of 8,000 six elite women were selected in 1978—Sally Ride, Judy Resnik, Anna Fisher, Kathy Sullivan, Shannon Lucid, and Rhea Seddon.

In The Six, acclaimed journalist Loren Grush shows these brilliant and courageous women enduring claustrophobic—and sometimes deeply sexist—media attention, undergoing rigorous survival training, and preparing for years to take multi-million-dollar payloads into orbit. Together, the Six helped build the tools that made the space program run. One of the group, Judy Resnik, sacrificed her life when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded at 46,000 feet. Everyone knows of Sally Ride’s history-making first space ride, but each of the Six would make their mark.

It is likely that you might have heard of Sally Ride, but the remaining five women are likely people that you have not heard about before. If you want to learn more about the early history of women astronauts.

Book cover for 'The Great Bridge' by David McCullough.
Books cover for "The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge" by David McCullough.

The second book that I want to highlight is The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough.

The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.

This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible.

In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

The reason I want to highlight this one is because it is a good detailed history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. I do not normally listen to abridged books, but this one I did because the abridged version was narrated by Edward Herrmann.

Note: the links below contain affiliate codes where I get a small commission if you purchase something.

Title Author First Listen Amazon Apple
The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts Loren Grush Yes Amazon Apple
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge David McCullough Yes Amazon Apple
Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein Yes Amazon Apple
The Story of World War II: Revised, expanded, and updated from the original text by Henry Steele Commanger Donald L. Miller, Henry Steele Commanger Yes Amazon Apple
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Stephen E. Ambrose No Amazon Apple
Space Force Jeremy Robinson No Amazon Apple
Warship (Black Fleet Book 1) Joshua Dalzelle No Amazon Apple
Call to Arms (Black Fleet Book 2 Joshua Dalzelle No Amazon Apple
Counterstrike (Black Fleet Book 3) Joshua Dalzelle No Amazon Apple
Rumors of War (Green Zone War Book 1) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Star Peregrine (Green Zone War Book 2) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Prison Planet (Green Zone War Book 3) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Rogue Navy (Green Zone War Book 4) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Rogue Battleship (Green Zone War Book 5) Jake Elwood No Amazon Apple
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir No Amazon Apple
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson No Amazon Apple
New York 2140 Kim Stanley Robinson No Amazon Apple
Lock In (Lock In Book 1) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Head On (Lock In Book 2) John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Fuzzy Nation John Scalzi No Amazon Apple
Daemon (Daemon Book 1) Daniel Suarez No Amazon Apple
Freedom(TM) (Daemon Book 2) Daniel Suarez No Amazon Apple
Total   22    

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