Apple will not launch the iPad Air 3 this year, but will reveal an updated take on its iPad mini at a special event next month.
That’s according to a report from Taiwanese site Digitimes, citing ‘industry sources’ with knowledge of Apple’s plans.
They claim that Apple is not ordering components for a new iPad Air from its supply-chain partners, but is instead asking for new parts for the forthcoming iPad mini.
The same sources suggest that the iPad mini 4 will not offer a huge internal upgrade on the current model.
Previous rumours suggested it will come with a design more in line with the iPad Air, alongside split-screen multitasking smarts courtesy of a speedier processor.
Apple is expected to launch its larger 12.9–inch iPad Pro later this year, as well as the updated iPad mini.
The company is looking to arrest a major decline in tablet sales, which has seen demand for the iPad drop in each of the last six quarters.
The new iPads are tipped to launch alongside the iPhone 6S at a press call on September 9th.