One of the best leaks in the biz had something to say about one of Apple’s latest tablets earlier in the evening.
According to Jon Prosser, pre-booking time for the new iPad Air can be as early as tomorrow. He sort of went the more cryptic, L0vetodream route with this one, but the intention seems pretty clear.
make ipad air your money ready 💰👀
̵1; Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 29, 2020
If it is not once tomorrow, expect Air pre-bookings by early next week. And it makes perfect sense when you think about it. Apple said the 4th generation Air would arrive in October, so it could be as early as next week with pre-order time and shipping.
Now Apple and technical fans have also seen the rumors of an iPhone event coming the week of October 12. There’s a reason why Apple wants Air released, reviewed and in the hands of the buyer before the larger iPhone 12 reveals. The whole point of these separate events is to keep them focused. Part of that is getting everything from the previous event out the door and settled so that the only focus is on one.
Based on this, I am inclined to agree with Jon Prosser today. He slipped a bit from his highest point for forecasting before WWDC earlier this year. He actually missed the Apple announcement quite badly just a few weeks ago. However, he got most of the event right the following week, and it looks like he might have called iPhone event dates a few months ago. The man apparently still has his sources.
Although Prosser flies solo on this rumor far, I will look for new Airs to fall early tomorrow. When that happens, I just hope Apple does not reject this order as they did my watch. At least Best Buy came for me there. I was finally going to have my new Series 6 on Friday.