A few days ago, it was revealed by Siri that the next Apple event will be held on April 20, Tuesday. According to speculation, Apple could be planning on launching its upcoming iPad Pro variant during the virtual event being held this month.
The event made official by Apple is named ‘Spring Loaded‘. A number of products are expected to be unveiled during the upcoming event like a new iMac, AirTags, Apple TV, and AirPods 3. One of the new products to be launched is the latest iPad Pro featuring a mini-LED display.
Apple Event: Spring Loaded will unveil iPad Pro with mini-LED display
Apple is expected to announce its new iPad Pro models within a few weeks, and the 12.9-inch model’s highlight feature is supposed to be the mini-LED display. These displays are expected to provide better contrast ratios, higher brightness levels, realistic colors, and lower power consumption compared to traditional LED technology. So far, Apple has not shipped this new display technology on any of its products.
Taiwanese supply chain news website DigiTimes reported that the Cupertino tech giant’s supplier Ennostar has considerably improved its yield rates for mini-LED chips and is highly expected to increase its output for the new iPad Pro. This meets the timeline provided by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the iPad Pro would begin mass production in April.
A report earlier this week suggested that Apple might delay shipments of the latest iPad model due to display production constraints. The report mentioned that the mini-LED will only feature in the 12.9-inch variant, and both 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants are rumored to be retrofitted with a faster A14X chip and Thunderbolt support.
In regard to the operating system, the tech giant has been beta testing iOS 14.5 for quite some time now, and the final release is expected to be at the Spring Loaded event. The new software brings about many new features, out of which one is the capability to unlock iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask.