2024 iPad Pro lineup to offer M3 chip and improved Magic Keyboard

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup is due for a major revamp, and the wait will reportedly end in 2024. Mark Gurman, known for his accurate Apple insights, provides a glimpse into the upcoming changes in his most recent Bloomberg report.

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OLED displays will be introduced to iPad Pro models next year

In the latest edition of “Power On,” for Bloomberg, Gurman reveals that the next-generation iPad Pro models, internally codenamed J717, J718, J720, and J721, are set to introduce OLED displays to the lineup. These displays, praised for their vividness and color accuracy, have long been a staple in iPhones since the X model. This transition is expected to elevate the iPad Pro’s display significantly.

The next iPad Pro models — codenamed J717, J718, J720 and J721 — will shift to the next-generation M3 chip. They will also be Apple’s first tablets with OLED displays, the same types of screens used on the iPhone since the X model in 2017. They are crisper and brighter, and reproduce colors more accurately.

Under the hood, the new iPad Pro models will feature the next-generation M3 chip, marking a departure from the M2 chips in the 2022 models. Apple’s advancements in chip technology promise enhanced performance and efficiency, potentially setting new benchmarks for tablet computing.

In addition to hardware upgrades, Apple is working on an improved Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro. This accessory is designed to enhance productivity and redefine the iPad’s usability, making it even more reminiscent of a laptop. One notable upgrade is the inclusion of a larger trackpad, addressing user feedback and adding more convenience to navigating the device.

Something else coming with the new iPad Pro, I’m told, is a revamped Magic Keyboard. The new accessory makes the iPad Pro look even more like a laptop than the current setup and adds a larger trackpad. That addresses a complaint about the current Magic Keyboard, which debuted in 2020.

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The forthcoming iPad Pro lineup will offer two size options: 11-inch and 13-inch. While the precise dimensions are yet to be revealed, the larger iPad is slated to be slightly bigger than its predecessors, potentially catering to users seeking a more expansive canvas.

While these advancements are highly anticipated, it’s important to note that the new iPad Pro models and the revamped Magic Keyboard aren’t expected to debut until the spring or early summer of 2024. This means that consumers will have to exercise patience for a little longer.

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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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