With all but one iPhone moving from LCD to OLED, the iPad could be next. Alternatively, you can switch to a mini LED display instead. In fact, last year’s rumors claim that both things are happening.
Rumor has it that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be the first mini LED device. Production of the panel should have already started and the tablet is scheduled for the first half of this year. Others have mentioned the iPad Pro with an OLED display coming to the H2.
With the advent of CAD-based rendering for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, all of this could soon become relevant. Of course, there is no way to tell from the rendering whether the display is an OLED or a mini LED panel, but if the rumored information is true, it should be a mini LED.
Aside from the display type, this 2021 model looks much like the current iPad Pro 12.9 (2020), but with a quad speaker and one USB-C port on the square side. The other connection port is on the back and has three pogo pins for the keyboard. The camera looks the same, but with two lenses and a 3D ToF module.
The upcoming 11-inch version of the iPad Pro will leak in a similar way and look like its predecessor from 2020. Apple engineers were able to cut a few millimeters in width and height, but the thickness remains the same. The size of the iPad Pro (2021) is 245.74 x 176.61 x 5.90 mm.
Notice the recessed area on the right. It looks like a Touch ID fingerprint reader similar to that of the iPad Air (2020). The fingerprint reader can be seen in the rendering of both tablets.
It sounds reasonable not to change the overall design – the new M1-powered MacBook Air and Pro are very similar to the x86’s predecessor in all respects, except for the chipset (check the disassembly). Please give me).
Speaking of chipsets, the 2020 iPad Pro used the Apple A12Z, which is now two generations old. It’s still fast, but the Z has twice as many CPU cores and twice as many GPU cores as the A12 chipset used in the iPhone XS.
However, Apple A14Z does not exist. And given that doubling its large CPU and GPU cores would be very similar to the Apple M1 chip, it couldn’t exist at all. However, I’ve never heard of an iPad with an M1, so 2021 pros may need to choose the same chipset as the iPhone. Between chipsets and displays, the next-generation iPad Pro may be the most interesting tablet to be launched in 2021.