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  • Apple initially stated that the latest iPad Air M2 features a 10-core GPU, but that turned out to be false.
  • The company quietly updated its website to reflect that 2024’s iPad Air actually packs a 9-core GPU.
  • It’s still unclear if Apple will let launch-day customers return their units if they choose to.

Last month, Apple refreshed some of its tablets by introducing the iPad Pro M4 and iPad Air M2. Initially, the Cupertino firm stated that the latter model features a 10-core GPU. Weeks later, Apple quietly updated its website to reflect that the iPad Air M2’s GPU actually packs nine cores only. Since the iPad Air M2 debuted over 15 days ago, launch-day customers are now stuck with downgraded models.

Apple has quietly updated the iPad Air M2’s tech specs page and dropped the GPU’s cores by one (via 9to5Mac). At the time of writing, the original press release and other support documents still reference the 10-core GPU, which, for unknown reasons, slipped through.