The future Apple iPad Pro versions will most likely include OLED display panels rather than LED panels.
In early 2024, Apple intends to update its iPad Pro series with new display technology and a new chipset. The next iPad Pro model, according to Apple expert and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, will continue to be available in two sizes, beginning with the 11-inch iPad Pro. The larger iPad, on the other hand, will have a 13-inch display rather than the current 12.9-inch screen. The next Pro tablet could come with an updated M3 SoC.
Gurman adds in his weekly Power On newsletter that the forthcoming iPad Pro versions would have OLED display panels rather than LED panels. Apple also employs the old display technology in iPhones, boosting the viewing experience with more vibrant colors. In general, OLED screens render vibrant colors and deeper blacks. They can also assist save battery life because each pixel is separately handled.
The newsletter does not mention any big design changes, but it does mention that Apple may refresh the Magic Keyboard attachment. “The new accessory makes the iPad Pro look even more like a laptop than the current setup and adds a larger trackpad,” Gurman adds. This addresses a criticism expressed about the current Magic Keyboard, which launched in 2020.”
Why the major iPad Pro upgrade?
Apple, like other tablet OEMs, has struggled with sales. Global PC and tablet shipments have been falling in recent quarters.
Furthermore, even if there are apparent differences between the two, such as touch screen and software experience, users may find it difficult to pick between a Mac and an iPad. Customers may also be perplexed by the iPad Pro lineup, as the two Pro versions mostly differ in terms of display technology. The price difference between the two, though, is significant: the iPad Pro 11 costs Rs 81,900, while the iPad Pro 12.9 costs Rs 1,12,900. Despite a strong processor, the MacBook Air appears to be more adaptable than an iPad.
Gurman reiterates that Apple’s next major release could occur on September 12. New iPhone modes (iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro) are expected to be released. All upcoming iPhones are likely to include a USB-C charging connection. The standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus could potentially get a new display notch. On September 12, Apple may release new Watch models.
Another launch is planned for October, most likely for the first M3 Macs, however it may be a soft launch rather than a large-scale offline event.