After a particularly convincing 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple would develop a model with an even larger Mini-Led panel. This tablet could see the light of day as early as 2023.
Apple largely dominates the very high-end tablet market with the iPad Pro. But the current family, made up of two 11 and 12.9-inch slates, could soon expand with a 14.1-inch model. In any case, this is what announces Ross Young, an analyst specializing in screens often well informed on the mobility market. The idea is not new since the journalist Mark Gurman mentioned it in his famous newsletter on Bloomberg. This does not prevent this information from being taken with a grain of salt.
According to Young, this new tablet would therefore have dimensions almost similar to the screen of the MacBook Pro 14.2. The differences between the two devices would also be increasingly thin. It would have a Mini-Led backlight, but also the Pro Motion dynamic refresh technology. He does not specify a release date, but estimates that it could see the light of day as early as 2023.
Confirmed the 14.1″ iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLEDs and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 may be more likely.
—Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) June 9, 2022
The technical sheet is still unknown, but other leakers have already given their opinion. This is the case of the Twitter account Majin Buwhich estimates that the next generation of iPad Pro will be equipped with an M2 chip and up to 16 GB of RAM.
According to my resource, Apple is developing a new 14.1-inch iPad M2 with 512GB and 16GB of base memory. The new M2 line is expected to include a new 11-inch model with no major changes, a new 12.9 model with reduced bezels and this new 14.1 iPad #Apple#AppleRumor
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) June 8, 2022
Given the performance of the M1 chip, we can therefore expect a machine capable of competing with the vast majority of laptops. The recent announcements from WWDC 2022 concerning iPadOS 16, and in particular the arrival of Stage Manager and support for external displays, confirm this desire to make it an equivalent of the MacBook. The rapprochement with macOS is more and more obvious. The future of the iPad has never been so promising.