New iPad Pro coming in few days; 11″ variant won’t have mini-LED display

Back in April 2021 Apple officially unveiled its previous generation (5th gen) iPad Pro tablet. Now that it’s quite seventeen months old, you may be wondering whether the next sequel is in the works or not. As usual, Apple takes between 13 and 16 months to launch the new Pro series of the iPads. The end of the year is nearing, and you know what that means? Apple will soon launch the next iteration of iPad Pro tablet.

According to an agent called Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, an iPad Pro with M2 processor is on the way, and it is rumored to be launched “in a matter of days.” The switch to the Apple M2 is expected, the new chip is allegedly bringing in better speed and efficiency, which is built on the 4 nm TSMC process.

Gurman claims the next iPad Pro will be offered in two sizes: an 11-inches variant and a 12.9-inches variant, codenamed J617 and J620 respectively, and both will have mild upgrade over the previous-gen iPad Pro and also said to be having new charging capabilities.

Recent reports also suggested that the upcoming iPad Pro versions are expected to be launch on October 27th. Apple hasn’t planned any specific event for this launch, instead they will announce the new iPad Pro lineup in a press release through its website. However, Apple is also expected to release the latest iPadOS 16 by the end of this month.

Gurman also claims that the new iPad Pro could be offered with MagSafe charging functionality. It would also have reverse wireless charging capability, which allows the tablet to share its battery with an iPhone or AirPods case.

On the other side, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young suggested that the 11-inch model will not get a mini-LED display like the 12.9-inch model, but will use the same LED Liquid Retina Display as the current model. If you remember, previous-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro was offered with a mini-LED display, which delivers fantastic contrast with 1,000 nits of brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness.

Source: Bloomberg

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