In a tweet on X, frequent leaker @MajinBu claims to have insider info that Apple will release a 14.1-inch iPad next year.
From his tweet: This is what I was told about the new iPad Pro 2024 lineup.
New design with thinned bezels, 11, 12.9 and 14.1
The first two OLED, the 14.1 mini LED to keep costs down
M3 with 8GB RAM, 12 core GPU
Display up to 3000 nits
New Apple Pencil 3 with interchangeable magnetic tips (for drawing, technical drawing and painting)
New aluminum magic keyboard with 2 additional USB C
MagSafe instead of the Smart connector.
No news regarding the material used
Software-only dynamic island.
This isn’t the first rumor of a bigger iPad, but I’m dubious this will happen anytime soon.
As far as other rumors, in January 2022 The Elec reported that Apple supplier BOE Technology Group has tweaked its facilities so that it can manufacture 15-inch OLED panels, perhaps for iPads.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said that Apple is considering iPads with bigger screens. He says that any larger tablet displays are at least a “couple of years down the road” — if, indeed, they ever arrive.
Apple’s biggest iPad — an iPad Pro — tops out with a display size of 12.9 inches. Should the company consider a 15-inch (or bigger) model? September 2020 research from Strategy Analytics hints the tech giant should.
The research group says that consumers have been buying tablets at the fastest rate in six years. As a result global sales are expected to increase 1% year-on-year to 160.8 million units in 2020. Strategy Analytics’ analysis also shows that consumers are switching to larger displays, with a majority now larger than 10 inches for the first time. An iPad Pro Max, perhaps?
Of course, some folks find the 12.9-inch iPad Pro too awkward for use as a tablet. I don’t. And if I could truly use my Apple tablet as a desktop replacement, a super-sized iPad Pro would appeal to me. However, since I can’t due to the laminations of the iPadOS, 15 inches would probably be too big for me to use the device in watching movies, reading books, surfing the web, etc.
What about you? Would you like an iPad Pro Max?