The iPad Pro 2020 landed in March of last year, which implies a brand new model may very well be imminent, and we’ve heard quite a lot of rumors about it.
Below you’ll find the whole lot we’ve heard so far, together with data on the attainable display screen, specs, design and options. And whereas we don’t know precisely when it should land but, we’ve additionally included details of the attainable launch date and worth.
From 5G to a Mini LED screen, there may very well be a whole lot of upgrades within the 2021 iPad Pro, so it’s value studying up on and getting excited about.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The next top-end iPad
- When is it out? Possibly March
- How a lot will it cost? Unclear however positively lots
iPad Pro 2021 release date and price
Our finest guess for when the iPad Pro 2021 will launch is March, as its predecessor launched in March of 2020. Specifically, it was unveiled on March 18 and went on sale a day later, so we might see one thing comparable this year.
Leaks help that, with two sources claiming that the slate will land within the first quarter of the yr, whereas a 3rd specifically says March, and no leaks appear at odds with these claims.
There’s no news on what the iPad Pro 2021 may cost, however the earlier model began at $799 / £769 / AU$1,329 for an 11-inch model, or $999 / £969 / AU$1,649 for a 12.9-inch one, so the iPad Pro 2021 would possibly come in at the same worth.
There’s one rumor that we’ve heard greater than some other in regards to the iPad Pro 2021, and that’s that it will have a Mini LED screen.
This is a kind of LCD display screen, however one that presents improved distinction ratio and shade copy over normal LCD displays. It’s additionally much less prone to undergo display screen burn-in than OLED, which is currently the show kind of selection on high-end telephones.
We first heard that the iPad Pro 2021 would possibly have a Mini LED show again in April 2020, and that rumor has popped up multiple times since then.
This then, is trying very likely. However one supply reckons that whereas there’ll apparently be each 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro 2021 models, solely the bigger of them will use Mini LED.
We’ve also heard although that following these Mini LED slates one other iPad Pro might land earlier than the tip of the yr with an OLED display screen. Putting out that many iPad Pros in a single yr although can be an odd transfer, and different sources have recommended that Mini LED is the tip objective somewhat than a stepping-stone on the road to OLED.
One different supply does point out OLED, but suggests that these models won’t land till 2022, which appears extra seemingly if it occurs in any respect.
While there might be important changes to the display for the iPad Pro 2021, it sounds just like the design may not be undergoing such an overhaul.
The renders under could present a crude look at the design. These had been equipped to 91Mobiles by a “trusted supply” and present thinner bezels than the iPad Pro 2020 has, together with squared-off edges, a squarish camera module on the back, and a power button on the highest edge.
The supply also suggests that the slate has quad speakers and a magnetic port to charge the Apple Pencil, just like its predecessor.
So from this it sounds like the design is being tweaked however nothing extra, and one other supply has recommended comparable, stating that the lens glass will now be flush with the camera protrusion and that the variety of speaker holes has been diminished by two thirds, but that the design will otherwise be comparable.
Though they moreover declare that the iPad Pro 12.9 2021 might be 0.5mm thicker than its predecessor, which might make it 6.4mm thick.
Camera, specs and features
We don’t know too much in regards to the iPad Pro 2021’s specs but, however with regards to the camera, the renders above present a dual-lens one with a LiDAR scanner, which is in keeping with the current mannequin.
We’ve additionally heard that the iPad Pro 2021 might have an A14 Bionic chipset just like the iPhone 12 vary, and support 5G – which would be a primary for Apple’s tablet range.
And trying past the iPad Pro 2021 itself, Apple is likely to be planning to launch a new Magic Keyboard alongside it.
That principle comes from the existence of several patents for tweaked variations of the system, considered one of which exhibits touch-sensitive strips instead of a trackpad, together with a microphone and vibration sensors.
Those sensors would be able to sense gestures made on a floor the iPad was positioned on (for example a swipe throughout a table), and sense the power used to press keyboard buttons, allowing for a distinct enter based mostly on how much strain was used.
However, as all the time with patents we’d take these with a pinch of salt, as fairly often nothing comes of them.