Apple’s online storefront dropped ahead of the expected announcement of new iPad models via a press release.

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During the online store’s closure, Apple CEO Tim Cook apparently tweeted a teaser for a new product announcement with the hashtag “#TakeNote,” which may allude to the Apple Pencil and capabilities. ‌iPad‌ note-taking:

Yesterday, BloombergMark Gurman said Apple plans to unveil new iPad Pro models today. The announcement should be made via a press release on Apple’s Newsroom site.

Next-gen ‌iPad Pro‌ models are expected to feature the M2 chip, MagSafe wireless charging, two new four-pin connectors on the top and bottom side edges, and camera upgrades. The update has been long overdue, not least because the current ‌iPad Pro‌ models are over 18 months old.

Apple is also rumored to be planning to launch an entry-level 10th-gen iPad with a larger 10.5-inch screen, USB-C port, flat edges, A14 Bionic chip, support for 5G on cellular models and potentially a Touch ID. power button and a landscape FaceTime camera. It’s still unclear whether this device will also be announced today alongside the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models.

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