Rumor: new iPad Pro coming in March, thicker 12.9-inch model with mini-LED display


After sharing a few details about the 9th generation iPad this week, MacOtakara today announced that Apple plans to launch the next generation iPad Pro in March of this year. The new models should have a design similar to the current generation, but with a Mini-LED screen for the 12.9-inch version.

MacOtakara previously stated that the 2021 iPad Pro will remain with the same design as the 2020 models, and that appears to be the case as the blog once again reinforced it in today’s report. However, sources told the blog that Apple has reduced the number of speaker holes by two-thirds in the new models and that their position has changed as well.

The new rear camera module will also be similar to the one included in the iPad Pro 2020 with a bump, but MacOtakara says the lenses will no longer protrude. Corroborating previous rumors, today’s report also claims that the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have a thicker body to accommodate a new Mini-LED display.

Mini-LED is a new form of backlighting used for LCD screens, which includes many benefits like OLED – but it can offer increased brightness, improved energy efficiency, and lower risk of burn-out. This is why Apple plans to use it in its larger screen devices, rather than OLED.

The next-generation iPad Pro is expected to be announced in March. In its latest report, the Japanese blog said that Apple will also launch a new generation of entry-level iPad this year that will be based on the iPad Air 3 with smaller bezels and a slimmer body, but in retaining the Home button with Touch ID.

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