Exactly one year ago, Apple refreshed its iPad Pro lineup with the new iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 11 models. And now we have some interesting news regarding these two pro-grade tablets. According to a new report from Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple might launch the 2021 iPad Pro family as early as next month. The publication also sheds light on a few hardware upgrades that we can expect from the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9 and the 2021 iPad Pro 11.
2021 Apple iPad Pro specifications leaked
According to Bloomberg’s report, the 2021 iPad Pro models will feature an upgraded processor, which is described to offer performance that is “on par” with the Apple M1 ARM chip inside the new MacBook Pro models. The current iPad Pro family uses the A12Z Bionic SoC, which is a more powerful version of the A12 Bionic that is in the iPhone 11 series. Considering that the iPhone 12 family uses Apple’s A14 Bionic SoC, the chipset in the 2021 Apple iPad Pro models could be dubbed as the A14Z Bionic.
The publication reveals that 2021 iPad Pro models will also come with Mini LED displays, just like earlier leaks had suggested. If true, the 2021 iPad Pro will be the first device in the segment to offer a Mini LED display. Mini LED displays usually offer high brightness levels and contrast ratios compared to regular LCDs. The 2021 Apple iPad Pro models will also bring with them new camera hardware, reveals the report. Although, its details are still unknown.
Last but not the least, the 2021 Apple iPad Pro models are said to feature a Thunderbolt port, which will help in transmitting high-resolution display output and allow for faster data transfer. Considering that the non-Pro models of iPad are capable of doing almost everything that a Pro model can, it is time for Apple to upgrade the Pro models with more features to set them apart from the rest of the iPad family. The said upgrades could do the trick.