The current selection of iPads is quite diverse, with a variety of options to choose from. This includes the standard iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. However, there are rumors that Apple may be expanding the range with a larger 14-inch iPad Pro. Here’s all the information we have about the upcoming iPad Pro, including details about the speculated 14-inch model.
Revised October 2023: It is possible that a new Magic Keyboard made of aluminum will be released alongside the M3 iPad Pro.
Will there be a 14-inch iPad Pro?
In June 2021, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman sparked rumors about a bigger iPad screen. According to his report, Apple was exploring the idea of producing iPads with larger screens, but consumers shouldn’t anticipate any developments in the near future.
Majin Bu, another source who has leaked information in the past, has recently shared that a new iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch display is currently in the works.
In 2022, Ross Young, a display analyst, stated that a 14.1-inch iPad Pro was being worked on and could potentially be released in early 2023. The tweet is no longer available on Twitter or X, but it was originally posted on June 9, 2022.
“Confirmed the 14.1” iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLEDs and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 may be more likely.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) June 9, 2022
The release of the 14.1-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display is not currently anticipated for 2023. However, in December 2022, it was reported that Young had revised this prediction and stated that Apple is no longer planning to launch this product in early 2023. According to Macrumors, Young also mentioned that Apple may never release the new 14.1-inch form factor.
The launch of Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro on the iPad suggests that Apple may benefit from offering a larger iPad with external display capabilities.
When can we expect the arrival of the M3 iPad Pro, the latest release date for the new iPad Pro?
According to Gurman’s statement in January 2023, there will not be any significant changes or updates to the iPad in 2023 and the iPad Pro will not receive any noteworthy updates this year. As a result, it seems that a new iPad Pro will not be released until 2024.
According to current rumors, it is likely that we will see a redesigned iPad Pro in 2024. This new version may feature a 14-inch size in addition to the existing 11-inch and 12-inch models, or it may replace one of those sizes.
To predict when the new iPad Pro may be released, we can examine previous launch dates. However, it should be noted that Apple’s release schedule for past models has not been consistent. Below are the dates of their previous debuts:
The 6th generation of iPad Pro in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes will be released in October 2022.
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation) were released in April 2021.
Apple released the 4th generation of the iPad Pro in March 2020, with two size options of 11 inches and 12.9 inches.
Apple released the third generation of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro in October 2018.
The iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch (2nd generation) was released in June of 2017.
The first generation of the iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch display was released in March 2016.
The first generation of the iPad Pro, with a 12.9-inch display, was released in November 2015.
Based on this information, it is likely that the new iPad Pro will be released in April of 2024.
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What will be the cost of the 2024 iPad Pro?
Currently, these are the initial prices for each model within the current range of iPad Pro.
iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi (2022): $799/£899
The 2022 iPad Pro 11-inch Cellular is priced at $999/£1,079.
The 2022 iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display and Wi-Fi capability has a price of $1,099 or £1,249.
The 2022 iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display and cellular capabilities is priced at $1,299 or £1,429.
If Apple releases a 14-inch Pro model, we can anticipate an increase in prices at the high end. Therefore, we can assume that the starting price for the iPad Pro 14-inch will be over $1,299/£1,429.
The price of Apple’s products typically increases in increments of 100, with a difference of 300 between the base 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. It is likely that the new 14-inch iPad Pro will have a starting price of approximately $1,399/£1,529.
The cost of the remaining models will be determined by Apple’s decision to sell them. They may discontinue the 11-inch model and lower the price of the 12.9-inch model, or they may stop selling the 12.9-inch model and keep the 11-inch at its current price.
Is the new iPad Pro equipped with a Mini-LED screen for its display?
There is disagreement regarding the type of screen technology that will be available.
In June 2022, analyst Ross Young first proposed that the 14-inch iPad Pro would have a mini-LED display, similar to the 12.9-inch model. However, in a tweet later that month, he stated that the bigger iPad would use a regular LED panel, like the 11-inch iPad Pro, possibly due to cost considerations.
In December 2022, Young proposed that Apple intends to switch all iPad models to OLED technology by 2024. This aligns with Gurman’s report from January 2023, where he forecasted an updated design and OLED screens for the iPad in spring 2024.
Per Omdia, the iPad Pro may receive OLED enhancements in 2024. Yeux1122 alleges that Apple is discussing with LG, Samsung, and Chinese firms for active matrix OLEDs (AMOLEDs). Additional details: Apple is potentially considering OLED displays for most iPad models.
According to reports, Apple is developing its own micro-LED screens which could potentially be used in a future iPad model. In addition, Gurman stated in January that Apple plans to switch all of its devices to micro-LED displays, beginning with the Apple Watch.
What specifications can we expect from the 2024 iPad Pro?
Prior to their account being deleted, a Twitter source known as Analyst941 shared information that Apple was preparing to launch the new iPad Pro that would have the capability to connect to two 6K monitors at 60Hz. It was also rumored that the device may be equipped with an M3 Pro chipset and a specialized version of iPadOS 17 specifically for the larger iPad Pro models. However, a supposed sting operation halted the leaks, casting doubt on some of the predictions for the 14-inch iPad Pro.
The newest iPad Pros are equipped with the M2 processor, making it likely that a new M3 chip will be included in any upcoming 2024 models. However, it is unlikely that the M3 Pro will be used, as Apple has only used Pro versions of their chips in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Additionally, the M2 in the iPad Pros already exceeds its power needs. Considering the thin and fanless design of the iPad, it would make more sense for a standard M3 chip to be used in a 14-inch iPad Pro.
In June 2022, Majin Bu tweeted that the 14-inch iPad Pro may come equipped with an M2 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. However, it is possible that the M2 will only be featured in the 14-inch iPad Pro if it is released separately from the rest of the range.
Specifications for the new iPad Pro: Newly designed keyboard.
According to a September newsletter from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is preparing to launch a new Magic Keyboard made of aluminum. It will feature a larger trackpad and is expected to be released at the same time as the M3 iPad Pro.
There is a lot of talk and predictions surrounding the upcoming release of the next iPad Pro, but not many confirmed details at this time. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available, so be sure to check back frequently. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of the top deals on iPad Pros so you can purchase one now instead of waiting. The aluminum design may give it a more laptop-like feel when connected to the iPad.