In the past few days, rumors have changed regarding the possible imminent release of a 14.1-inch iPad for sale. Well-known network whistleblower Ross Young, who previously predicted that the model would get a mini-LED/ProMotion display and appear in the iPad Pro series, has changed his predictions and is now confident that the 14.1 -inch version will not receive Mini-LED nor the adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Data is also available for other models. The budget 10.2-inch iPad, which costs just over $300, has been rumored to be getting a serious upgrade with new connectivity and other more time-honoured features.
At first glance, releasing a 14.1-inch iPad without Pro features makes no sense. In reality, however, this is not entirely true. With multitasking enabled in the recently announced iPadOS 16, even regular tablet users need a bigger screen. Young expects to launch a 14.1-inch model in the first quarter of 2023.
According to some reports, Apple’s decision not to use cutting-edge technology in a large tablet could be due to disruptions in supply chains. According to recent reports, the delivery time of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro today is much longer than the 11-inch version or the iPad Air. Some MacBook Pro configurations with 14.2-inch mini-LED panels are also quite hard to get.
As for the entry-level iPad, according to 9to5Mac, the updated version can get a display with a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels – just like the iPad Air. The current model on sale offers a resolution of 2160×1620 pixels. The publication also reports that like other versions of these tablets, the updated iPad will likely come with a USB Type-C connector instead of Lightning. In addition, the new product will support 5G and the Apple A14 chipset instead of the currently used A13.
As for the iPad Pro line, well-known Bloomberg contributor Mark Gurman predicts an update later this year. According to some reports, such tablets will receive M2 chipsets.