Apple rumored to be planning larger OLED iPad Pros for 2024

The 12.9-inch ipad tablet Pro upgraded in 2022
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Our company final acquired an ipad tablet Pro rejuvenate in Oct 2022, when the superior 11-inch and also 12.9-inch slates were actually upgraded along with the Apple M2 cpu. Depending on to the gossip plant, those displays are going to be actually transforming in 2024 when the upcoming designs are because of show up.

This arises from show expert Ross Youthful, speaking with MacRumors (opens up in brand-new button). To begin with, the show innovation are going to obviously be actually transforming coming from the IPS LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS LED (11-inch) and also IPS liquid crystal displays mini-LED (12.9-inch) of the existing ipad tablet Pros to OLED – much like the front runner apples iphone.

That must suggest also much better displays in relations to comparison and also darker african-americans, though the boards affixed to the existing ipad tablet Pro variety are actually currently excellent. Our company’ve been hearing rumors that Apple would switch to OLED on its iPads for some time now.

Changing sizes

There’s also going to be a change in the display sizes, Young says. The 11-inch iPad Pro will become an 11.1-inch iPad Pro, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will become a 13-inch iPad Pro – not much of a difference then, but one that’s worth noting.

It’s possible that Apple is going to be able to shrink the bezels on these two premium iPads, so the overall dimensions of the slates would stay the same while the displays get slightly bigger. OLED panels can mean thinner and lighter devices as well.

Additionally, despite earlier leaks suggesting that Apple was working on a super-sized iPad Pro, that’s apparently no longer on the way according to Young. It seems that for the next iteration at least, Apple is going to stick to the two sizes we have actually talked about.

Analysis: making the iPad Pros more Pro

The iPad Pros have always been actually high-end luxury devices for those with big budgets who need as much power as possible: bear in mind that the entry-level iPad (yours for $449 / £499 / AU$749) does basically everything that the more expensive models do.

Once the shift to OLED is made, that will be another differentiator that will help to justify the high price of the iPad Pro models. Whether these slates will cost the same remains to be seen – but we’re assuming that’s what Apple is going to aim for.

The change in size is less interesting, though Apple clearly wants to keep a large iPad Pro in its own range. As well as offering more screen space, it helps to give buyers a reason to consider one of the more expensive tablets rather than the iPad Air.

With these updated tablets apparently getting launched in 2024, it could be a quiet 2023 in terms of Apple tablets. That might give its competitors time to catch up, but it also means there should be a substantial performance boost when the new iPad Pros do appear.

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