New 11-inch iPad Pro will not feature mini-LED display tech

While it has been rumored multiple times that Apple would expand its mini-LED technology to the 11-inch iPad Pro this year, a new report says that will not happen.

11-inch iPad Pro display

Apple will continue to differentiate the display of the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro

The current 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro comes with a mini-LED display, called the Liquid Retina XDR display by Apple, whereas the 11-inch model features a Liquid Retina (LCD) display.

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported that Apple will expand its mini-LED display tech to the 11-inch model by 2022. However, it seems like that rumor is not going to materialize.

When asked if the 11-inch iPad Pro would get a mini-LED display this year, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young simply said “not gonna happen.” This means that users who want to enjoy the benefits of Apple’s mini-LED technology will have to opt for the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

mini-LED iPad Pro

Mini-LED display technology features smaller diodes that are less than 0.2mm in size. It is rumored that the brightness of this display can go up to 4000 nits as compared to the max 1600-2000 nits of brightness Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro models offer. In addition to this, enabling HDR through local dimming is another advantage of Mini-LED displays.

As for what else is going to be new in the upcoming iPad Pro models, we know that they will not feature a significant external redesign but they are expected to feature thinner bezels. In addition, it is widely expected that the Cupertino tech giant plans to update the device from the M1 to the M2 chip.

Adding on, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously said that the next-generation iPad Pro models will offer wireless charging and an improved camera system. And, an earlier report from Mac Otakara suggests that the upcoming iPads will feature two new 4-pin connectors. The purpose of these rumored connectors is unknown as of right now.

Gurman recently said that the new iPad Pro models with Apple’s M2 chip are set to arrive “in a matter of days.” The journalist has previously revealed that Apple will announce new iPads via a press release instead of an event this year. The 10th-generation redesigned iPad is also expected to be included in the press release.

Check out everything we know about the upcoming M2 iPad Pro models here.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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