Apple is expected to overhaul its next-generation iPad Pro, which speculation pointing to a larger OLED screen with an expected launch date of sometime next year. In addition to the tablet range, it is rumored that the Cupertino company could also introduce a revamped Magic Keyboard.
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In the latest Power On newsletter by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the prolific Apple leaker shared a new update regarding the development of Apple's 2024 iPad Pro. Basically, Apple plans to launch four variants that carry the internal codenames J717, J718, J720, and J721, with these tablets arriving in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes. In addition, the latest generation iPads are believed to feature significant changes in terms of design and specifications.
Details about the new iPad Pro sizes are not surprising at all. Analyst Ross Young mentioned this purported change at the end of 2022. It is rumored the OLED panel will allow Apple to increase the viewing real estate slightly and reduce the footprint of the upcoming iPad Pro tablets over their iPad Pro predecessors (review) with mini-LED backlighting technology.
What's interesting in Gurman's latest take is the new Magic Keyboard that will be released alongside the 2024 iPad Pro. He added that Apple is going to overhaul the Magic Keyboard in order to give the tablet a laptop-like experience when paired with the accessory. Hence, it would be safe to assume we could see a new key layout and bigger trackpad on this accessory.
In addition to the OLED screen, the unannounced iPad Pro may also enlist Apple's M3 chip. This silicon should first arrive on the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops from the company before making its way to the iPad tablets. Lastly, Apple may launch the more expensive OLED iPad Pro as early as spring next year.
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