Apple is constantly working on new devices and software to enhance user experience. Recently, a new rumor has surfaced that Apple is developing a special version of iPadOS 17 that is specifically designed for larger unreleased iPad sizes, the first of which will arrive next year.
Apple rumored to release larger iPads with advanced capabilities
According to the Twitter account holder @analyst941, the new iPad software will support the more advanced capabilities of a range of bigger iPads that are in the works, beginning with a 14.1-inch iPad with an M3 Pro chip that is set for release next year. This would be the largest iPad to date, beating the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro size.
The leaker also claims that the 14.1-inch iPad model will be able to run up to two 6K displays at 60Hz via Thunderbolt 4, with iPadOS 17 including support for the capability. This could be achieved by daisy-chaining displays, but it could also indicate that the larger iPad features multiple Thunderbolt ports instead of just one.
It is important to note that this rumor is based on speculation and not hard evidence. However, it is worth noting that reliable display analyst Ross Young at one stage reported that a 14.1-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display was slated to launch in the first quarter of 2023.
In addition, The Information’s Wayne Ma reported that Apple is developing a 16-inch iPad that it hopes to release in the fourth quarter of 2023. Despite that, larger iPad models were missing from Mark Gurman’s Apple device roadmap for this year, saying that there will be no significant iPad hardware updates in 2023.
If these rumors are true, the new iPad sizes will bring new possibilities and benefits for users. A larger display would mean a better visual experience for users, especially for those who use their iPads for productivity and creative work. The ability to run multiple displays would also be a game changer for users who need to multitask and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Overall, the new rumor about Apple developing a version of iPadOS 17 that is specifically designed for larger unreleased iPad sizes is exciting news for Apple enthusiasts. Although it is based on speculation, it is always exciting to see what Apple has in store for us in the future. We will have to wait and see if this rumor comes to fruition, but we are looking forward to seeing what Apple has in store for us next.