Apple is reportedly planning on releasing a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in early 2021, featuring 5G and a mini-LED display.
Many have been eagerly anticipating a refresh of Apple’s flagship iPad Pro in view of recent developments. The iPad Air was refreshed in September 2020, powered by a new A14 Bionic chip. Similarly, Apple unveiled its new line of Macs in November, powered by its M1 custom silicon. In contrast, the iPad Pro is still powered by the older A12Z Bionic chip.
According to a report by DigiTimes, Apple is preparing the next version of the iPad Pro, one powered by a newer A14x chip. The new iPad Pro will also feature a mini-LED display, a major improvement over existing models. The new display will provide sharper, brighter colors, as well as improved power-efficiency.
The new model will also reportedly be the first iPad with 5G connectivity. Given Apple’s efforts to position the iPad Pro — especially the 12.9-inch model — as a professional work device, including 5G makes a lot of sense.
Apple often releases new iPad models in March, meaning we may have less than three months before the latest version of Apple’s revolutionary platform.