Tech News: iPad Pro 2021: From 5G to a Mini LED screen, here is what you can expect.
A new iPad Pro 2021 model is expected to be unveiled soon. But how will it be Apple to entice shoppers to spend more than $ 1,000 on a new iPad? The big changes, we feel, are in, with Apple plans to introduce an iPad Pro with a mini-LED display that will give a huge boost to the color quality of tablet screens.
These changes may also include new screen technologies that allow for much better image quality. Also, there is a chance that the iPad Pro will get the extension Apple M1 chip and faster cellular connectivity. The new iPad Pro is expected to be unveiled in April 2021, according to a new report from Mark Gurman to Bloomberg.
Previous leaks, including a Japanese news story site Macotakara, has suggested a date for March 23, but now it seems unlikely. Well-known leaker Jon Prosser also tweeted that the event would always be in April.
An April date is somewhat surprising, given that March is one of Apple’s main iPad release windows and that the company has launched new iPads in that month since 2016. The most recent example was the previous iPad Pro, which added LiDAR camera and A12Z Bionic processor.
However, the Bloomberg report was pretty final on the April announcement and we are now more than mid-March with no word from Apple, so it seems likely that it will be delayed this year.
Mini LED screen
Rumors have been circulating since last summer that the iPad Pro would go into production with mini-LED panels. With this change, Apple would go away from LCD screens and offer better contrast ratios, purer blacks and improved brightness. This would be possible thanks to smaller LEDs, as the name of the mini-LED suggests. In addition to the Bloomberg report stating that the iPad Pro 2021 will have Mini-LEDs, we previously had confirmation in a supply chain report stating that a supplier is about to begin manufacturing these displays for Apple.
We have seen several processor rumors in the new iPad Pro and the latest suggests it will run on a chip that is a variant of the A14 Bionic chip we saw in the iPhone 12. This would mean that the processor will probably not be given an M series name like current Macs, but instead a name like A14X. This is where it gets confusing, though: the A14X also relies on the Apple M1 chip. This is how they intertwine Apple the silicon chips are all based on each other.
Expect Apple’s pricing for the 11-inch iPad Pro ($ 750) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($ 999) will remain in effect. The previous two generations of iPad Pro tablets have kept this price and everything we see suggests it will stay that way. The introduction of the mid-range iPad Air gives Apple no reason to lower the price of the iPad Pro. Not even Apple it looks like it’s adding a lot to the iPad Pro this year that it would give Apple an excuse to charge more.