It is previously reported that Apple is developing an M2 iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch mini-LED display for release early next year. However, a new report today suggests that the tech giant still plans to update the current 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models later this year in the fall.
Apple working on new M2 iPad Pro models
Recently, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young said that the Cupertino tech giant is working on a new iPad Pro model with a 14.1-inch larger mini-LED screen that would feature ProMotion technology. Young further claimed that the larger iPad Pro would be released in early 2023. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported that Apple will expand mini-LED display tech to the 11-inch iPad Pro by 2022.
Young’s claim was corroborated by Apple leaker Majin Bu who said that the new model will indeed be powered by the next-generation Apple Silicon chip and will come in 16GB to 512GB storage configurations.
Bu also claimed that 11-inch and 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro models could arrive at an October or November event. He said that while the new models will continue featuring the same design as the current iPad Pros, they will feature thinner bezels.
Now, according to the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that despite the possibility of a larger 14.1-inch model iPad, Apple still plans to release M2 iPad Pros in the fall, possibly in September or October, with “M2 chips, wireless charging, and upgrades to the camera system.”
Gurman’s latest prediction lines up with claims he made earlier in 2022 that even though Apple was working on iPads with bigger displays, they would not arrive this year.
- iOS 16 announced – lock screen customization, widgets, and updates to Safari, Mail, Maps and more
- iPadOS 16 announced – Weather app, Freeform, Pro features, improvements to multitasking and more
- Redesigned M2 MacBook Air announced with MagSafe, 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, 1080p HD camera and more
- macOS Ventura – new Stage Manager, and updates to Spotlight, Safari, Mail and more
- watchOS 9 introduces new watch faces, sleep stages, AFib History feature and more