Apple is reportedly working on new iPad Pro models with mini-LED display that is said to offer brighter and more colourful picture quality. The company is also planning to upgrade the processor that is “on par” with the latest M1 processor on the new MacBook Air 13 (2020), MacBook Pro 13, and Mac Mini (2020). The latest development comes from notable Apple analyst and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The analyst in a video adds that the upcoming iPad Pro models (or at the least 12.9-inch model) will be thicker than the predecessor due to the presence of the new display tech.
The new iPad Pro model(s) will reportedly launch later this month or in April, as per old leaks. Apple had launched the 2020 edition of the iPad Pro in two sizes (11-inch and 12.9-inch) with the LiDAR scanner and A12Z Bionic chipset in March last year. Gurman in the video does not highlight the exact processor to be used in the latest model, though it said to bring 5G connectivity support. The new processor will also unlock better camera capabilities, the analyst adds. It is unclear whether the iPad Pro will retain the Bionic-series chipset or a new processor from the Apple M1 or M-series. The Cupertino-based tech giant is also rumoured to unveil new iPad Pro models with the OLED panel later this year.
To recall, the iPad Pro 2020 models come with a 12-megapixel wide camera and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide camera besides the LiDAR sensor. Its price in India starts at Rs 71,900 for the 11-inch model, while the 12-inch variant carries a price tag of starting Rs 89,900. The video claims that there could be a new entry-level iPad coming later this year, though there is no substantial information around the product. There is no information regarding the iPad mini from Gurman, which hasn’t seen an update since 2019.