According to a report by 9to5Mac, sourced from Supercharged, it is expected that Apple will announce updated versions of the iPad this week, possibly on Tuesday, October 17th.
The report suggests that there will be three models of the iPad announced, namely the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and the base model iPad. These updates will focus on upgrading the specifications, rather than introducing new designs. Apple will likely opt for a press release instead of hosting a launch event.
It is anticipated that the iPad Air will receive an upgrade to the M2 chip, replacing the current M1 chip. The iPad Mini, on the other hand, is expected to feature the A16 Bionic chip, an upgrade from the current A15 Bionic chip. As for the base model iPad, there is currently no information regarding its specifications. However, considering the current model features the A14 Bionic chip, it is reasonable to expect at least an upgrade to the A16 Bionic chip, similar to that of the iPad Mini.
TLDR: Apple is set to announce updates to its line of iPads, including the iPad Air, iPad Mini, and the base model iPad. These updates will focus on upgrading the specifications rather than introducing new designs. The iPad Air is expected to receive an upgrade to the M2 chip, while the iPad Mini is anticipated to feature the A16 Bionic chip. The specifications of the base model iPad are yet to be known, but it is likely to receive an upgrade to the A16 Bionic chip as well. Apple will make the announcement through a press release instead of a launch event.