Apple’s current iPad Pro lineup includes an 11-inch model with an LCD display and a 12.9-inch model with a mini-LED display. But that might change in the near future. On ‘The MacRumors Show’ a display analyst Ross Young shared some updates he believes are coming to the iPad Pro lineup in a few years’ time.
Last month, Young tweeted that Apple is working on a larger 14.1-inch iPad Pro model with a mini-LED screen to offer a 120Hz ProMotion display. He estimated that the new larger tablet would launch in early 2023.
Later, Mark Gurman corroborated his claim that Apple is indeed developing larger iPad models but didn’t mention their size. Gurman explained that a larger iPad would make multitasking more effective on the tablet.
However, Young has now retreated from some previous claims and has provided new information.
The under-screen camera technology might debut in iPad Pros before iPhones
Commenting on the alleged 14.1-inch iPad Pro, Young said that the tablet might not feature a mini-LED display but an LCD display panel instead like the current 11-inch model. Young also added that he is waiting for the supplier’s confirmation of the device and does not expect it to launch early next year.
Furthermore, Young said that instead of upgrading the 11-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display, the tech company will straight away equip it with an OLED screen panel, along with a 12.9-inch model in 2024. He expects that the new 11-inch OLED iPad Pro model would be more popular than the 12.9-inch OLED model.
More importantly, he said that Apple plans to debut under-screen camera technology in future iPads before expanding it to iPhones because it is “easier to introduce underneath a larger display with lower pixels per inch.” The new feature can be launched as early as next year.
Lastly, he mentioned that Apple has not yet launched the alleged foldable iPhone because it struggled to acquire cover glass for the foldable iPhone in sufficient volume. However, the company will not face such issues for foldable iPads and MacBooks and could launch them before foldable iPhones.