It has been quite some time since Apple acquired the patent for mini-LED displays. Since then though, it has been a couple of years, we haven’t really seen the company apply the technology to its products. Every product that is about to come out, people predict that it might support the display technology. Various MacBooks came and went, even the new iPad Pro came out and we didn’t really see Apple applying it to the device. Speaking of the iPad Pro, there are already leaks and rumours regarding the upcoming model in the year 2021.
— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) June 3, 2020
iPad Pro 2021
According to a tweet from Cult of Mac, the company may just be opting for the display in the upcoming year. The website quotes a tweet from @L0vetodream. The tweet focuses on a couple of features that may be present in the models that we’d see in the year 2021.
Firstly, the iPad Pro cellular version would most likely support a 5G modem. This would be after the launch of the iPhone 12 series and would make sense that Apple would be going for this standard.
…that the next-gen iPad Pro will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem, boasting support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz.
Additionally, it would be powered by the powerful A14x chipset from Apple. This would be a very powerful chip no doubt, considering that Apple is moving towards a computer replacement for the iPad Pros. There would be two models, as quoted in the tweet below.
with mini led and 5G X55 baseband https://t.co/1C57Oms2HX
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) June 3, 2020
Additionally, we’d actually see mini-LED displays on the models. This would make it the first product to support it. Though, according to initial rumours, they believe that only the 12.9-inch model would support it. This would actually make it quite beneficial to designers who use the iPad Pros. With the increased definition and better contrast and dynamic range, not to mention, Apple pushing full versions of Illustrator and Photoshop from Adobe, it would make an excellent companion for a content creator relying on an iPad Pro.