According to sources cited by the Taiwanese site
Digitimes (paywalled article), Apple will launch the fifth-generation iPad Pro in a matter of weeks.
The iPad Pro will probably be the first Apple product with a screen based on mini-LED, a new kind of backlight that provides better colour reproduction, deeper blacks, higher contrast and greater dynamic range. It’s believed, however, that only the 12.9in model will get this feature, and that the 11in model will be left behind for now.
The processors for the iPad Pro are expected to be supplied by
Ennostar, a new company formed in January by Epistar and Lextar Electronics. (Although a Bloomberg report on 17 March indicates the
processor will be on par with the M1).
In all likelihood, we will also be offered the usual updates, including a more powerful processor and improved cameras. Apple may also reconfigure the placement of the speakers and add 5G support.
In recent years, Apple has often released new iPad models in March, so if you’re considering buying an iPad Pro, it may be wise to
wait a little longer.
Catch all the latest rumours in our
new iPad Pro hub; for a broader look at March’s launches visit our guide to
Apple’s spring event.
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by David Price.