According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who said the iPad Pro – Apple’s flagship tablet model – could be refreshed by Apple in its first major hardware upgrade in nearly six years. tablet with processor, screen and camera upgrades. Apple is said to be planning to launch two new iPad Pro models next year with a successor using the M2 chip and OLED screen. The company is also expected to launch a redesigned version of the Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro.
In the latest edition of his weekly newsletter, Gurman claims that Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro models are internally named J717, J718, J720, and J721. Unlike the iPad Pro models introduced last year, Gurman said these models will feature OLED displays. These tablets will come in 11-inch and 13-inch screen sizes – the latter being just slightly larger than the existing 12.9-inch (2022) iPad Pro model.
If the leaked information is correct, these will also be the company’s first tablets to use the screen technology inherent in its smartphones. OLED screens display colors better than LCD screens and can also provide higher brightness levels. Gurman writes in his newsletter that Apple is also working on a redesign of its Magic Keyboard to give the accessory a larger trackpad and make the combination of the two more laptop-like.
Meanwhile, the next-generation iPad models will feature a powerful new processor – Apple’s M3 chip, which is also expected to be in the company’s next generation of computers and laptops, according to Gurman. The Cupertino company is expected to use the next-generation 3nm chip, which could offer improved efficiency and increased performance over the 4nm M2 chip on current-generation MacBook, iPad and Mac models.
However, it seems enthusiasts may have to wait until the second half of 2024 for the company to announce the launch of an iPad Pro that is said to feature the M3 chip, according to Gurman, who claims that Apple will announce updates. small for other tablets, like the iPad Air or iPad mini – before the Pro model launches next year.