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How to watch Apple’s Let Loose iPad event

On May 7, get ready for major updates to the iPad and Apple Pencil lines.

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The first Apple event of 2024 is nearly here. The “Let Loose” event has the Cupertino firm all set to introduce the next-generation iPad Pro, iPad Air 6, and new iPad accessories.

It has been a while since Apple introduced new iPads. Now, we’re getting a rare event that promises to bring some of the most significant improvements to the range in years.

The virtual event might be significantly shorter than prior showings, with an estimated 35-minute runtime. There will also be an in-person element in London after the virtual launch.  

With impressive upgrades on the cards, you might want to watch along as the latest iPads get unveiled.

So, here’s how to watch the “Let Loose” iPad event from home.

When and where to watch the Apple “Let Loose” event

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Apple’s “Let Loose” event will take place in less than 24 hours on May 7 at 7 am PT/10 am ET.

The “Let Loose” event will be virtual, so there’s no need to pack your bags and attend in person at Cupertino, as Apple will bring all the iPad action live directly to your screen. 

However, the event timing will be different if you live on the other side of the globe or traveling. 

So, here are the timings to watch the “Let Loose” iPad event live from different time zones. 

  • New York (EDT) – May 7, 10:00 am 
  • London (BST) – May 7, 3:00 pm
  • San Francisco (PDT) – 7 May, 7:00 am
  • New Delhi (IST) – May 7, 7:30 pm
  • Beijing (UTC) – May 7, 10:00 pm
  • Tokyo (JST) – May 7, 11:00 pm
  • Sydney (AEST) – May 8, 12:00 midnight

How to watch the “Let Loose” iPad event

If you are interested in watching the event, and of course you are, Apple is finally ready to introduce new iPads for the first time since 2022; do yourself a favor and stay here at KnowTechie.

Just relax. You don’t need to burden yourself by meticulously typing an address into the URL bar, as we have embedded the live stream below. 

Stay here and watch as the “Let Loose” event unfolds.

However, taking care of a few things before starting would be best. First and foremost, you need a reliable and compatible device to stream the event or even the iPad you’re considering replacing.

  • Mark the Calendar: First, jot down the date and time of the “Lety Loose” event. If you are having trouble, refer to the timing listed above; we have covered all the major timezines. 
  • Secure a Good Internet Connection: Ensure you have a good and stable Internet connection. Apple is expected to launch multiple products within a 35-minute video presentation, so there won’t be a single moment to waste.
  • Device Check: Ensure the device you have selected is capable of streaming the event. You can use anything, including a Windows PC or Android smartphone, a tablet, iPad or iPhone, a MacBook, or even a Smart TV.

Here’s where you can watch it:

These are the only options for watching. However, that’s all you need if YouTube works great on your device. If you are unsatisfied with YouTube’s frequent advertisements, subscribe to YouTube Premium for a better ad-free experience.

What to expect at the Apple “Let Loose” event

With only a few hours left, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports the Cupertino firm will introduce new iPad Pro and iPad Air models in a short 35-minute video presentation.

However, that’s not all. The new iPad Pro models will receive considerable upgrades, and a larger iPad Air 6 will be introduced at the event alongside new iPad accessories. 

A new era of iPad Pros (11-inch and 12.9-inch)

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The next-generation iPad Pro models will be the stars of the event. As far as we know, the new models will have multiple upgrades but no design changes. 

The most significant change will be the new OLED panels for “Pro” iPad models. Apple is known for its uncompromising display standards and is reportedly using the best OLED panels on the market

The OLED panels will finally bring new features to the “Pro” iPad models, lacking since 2021. These include better brightness and a more balanced contrast level, making blacks look deeper and darker. 

In addition, the 2024 iPad Pro models, both 11-inch and 12.9-inch, are getting thinner, courtesy of smaller components required for the OLED panels. The 12.9-inch model shrinks by 20%, and the 11-inch model shrinks by 15%. 

A significant reduction in the iPad Pros thickness also means less battery space, which is concerning. However, we expect the new OLED panels to compensate for that shortcoming with better optimization. 

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Under the hood, a lot more is changing. We expect Apple to use its own M3 silicon on these iPads. However, a recent report mentions the company may skip the M3 and go for the M4 silicon

Although it’s confusing, there’s no need to fret. Regardless of Apple’s decision, the iPad Pro will get a new and improved chip. 

Apple is continuing the base model iPad tradition and is expected to shift the FaceTime camera on the 2024 iPad Pro models to the landscape position. 

This seemingly minor change has huge implications for the usability of video conferencing and is a welcome one.

We expect to see a price bump due to all these modifications. So, expect the price to go up at least $100, possibly more. 

iPad Air 6 with a new larger 12.9-inch model 

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We expect the iPad Air 6 models to accompany the iPad Pro models. And yes, we said “models,” as for the first time, Apple is ready to introduce a 12.9-inch iPad Air to the lineup. 

That change means iPad Air fans will finally have two sizes to choose from, just like the iPad Pro and standard iPads.

Early rumors indicated that the 12.9-inch iPad Air would feature the same Mini-LED panels as the current iPad Pros. We now expect both iPad Air 6 models to use the same display tech as the previous generation. 

Beyond the new form factor, the models are expected to follow the same pattern as the iPad Pro, with the front-facing camera position on the long edge, and are likely to sport Apple M2 silicon. 

New Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 3  

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The current Magic Keyboard is exceptional. However, it prioritizes form over function. The upcoming Magic Keyboard promises to be different. 

First, it is expected to be iPad Pro exclusive; we would love to be wrong in this assumption. The biggest change with the new Magic Keyboard will be its aluminum base, which will improve the typing experience and make it feel like typing on an actual laptop. 

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Lastly, we expect Apple to unveil the third-generation Apple Pencil with a new feature set that includes haptic feedback.

The hallmark features like magnetically swappable tips will be there, alongside new features like Find My integration and a squeeze gesture for additional functionality. 

New iPads are nearly here

It’s rare for Apple to organize an event in May. However, it has been a long time since Apple introduced notable upgrades to the iPad lineup.

We are incredibly excited about the OLED panels on the iPad Pro models, how they will improve the iPad Pro experience, and the new 12.9-inch iPad Air 6.

We’re sad that there are no leaks about the iPad mini. It’s long overdue for an overhaul unless sales figures show it’s not worth the effort.

Is OLED the decider in upgrading your iPad? Want the rumored tactile feedback of the Apple Pencil 3? Drop us a line in the comments below, or carry the discussion to our Twitter or Facebook.

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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