If you thought Apple was going to offer the 12.9-inch iPad Pro only as its largest option, you were wrong. Rumor mills claim that Apple is working on an even larger 14-inch iPad Pro with new display technology, advanced chip, exclusive features for bigger screen real estate, and more.
Here is everything we know about the new 14-inch iPad Pro.
14-inch iPad Pro to feature redesigned display, advanced Apple Silicon, and more
In July 2021, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg was the first to report that Apple was planning to introduce an iPad with a larger display than 12.9-inch. Since then, a few more specific details have surfaced.
Size, and display
In 2022, display analyst Ross Young claimed that Apple was developing 14.1-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models with OLED display technology, not mini-LED tech as he had predicted earlier. The latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro only features mini-LED display tech with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Wayne Ma from The Information reported that Apple was working on a 16-inch iPad Pro, its largest iPad model ever. The new tablet was designed for creative professionals who prefer larger screens like graphic designers, artists, and others. The highest-end MacBook Pro has a 16-inch display.
Recently, Apple leaker @analyst941 corroborated previous reports of the new 14.1-inch iPad Pro was in development, along with listing other details. The leaker speculated that the device might be called iPad Pro, iPad Ultra, or iPad Studio.
@analyst941 detailed that the new larger iPad Pro would feature the M3 Pro Apple Silicon presumably built on a 3nm process. Currently, Apple is yet to launch the M3 chip the first variant of an M-series Apple Silicon; the first generation SoC featured M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra variants.
Previously, Young said that future OLED iPad Pro models would introduce the under-display TrueDepth camera because the tech eas easier to implement beneath a larger display with fewer pixels per inch.
He also predicted that the 14-inch model might not be “Pro” as it would lack support for 120Hz ProMotion tech.
Giving more precise details, @analyst941 said that the new larger iPad would support two 6K external displays at a 60Hz refresh rate and Thunderbolt to USB 4 connectors.
Furthermore, 941 claimed that Apple was going to launch features exclusively designed for the larger iPad model in iOS 17 update and release iPadOS versions of its professional editing tools: Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro.
Gurman said that the larger model would feature support for wireless charging.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the release date of the alleged device:
- Ross Youngs expects it to launch in early 2023.
- Wayne Ma expects it to launch in Q4, 2023.
- Mark Gurman and analyst941 expect it to launch in 2024.