Units of upcoming 11-inch iPad Pros with OLED displays may be limited at first

Units of upcoming 11-inch iPad Pros with OLED displays may be limited at first.

In a tweet — as noted by 9to5Mac — analyst Ross Young says OLED display shipments for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro have been higher than those for the smaller Pro model.

The analyst claims that Samsung, which is one of those responsible for shipping OLED displays for the upcoming tablets, has been facing “technical challenges” with the production of the two-stack tandem structure in which the panel has two emission layers. Young believes that the situation will be the same throughout May, which could affect the availability of the new 11-inch iPad Pro at launch.

The new iPad Pros and more are expected to be unveiled at Apple’s May 7 “Let Loose” event. It will be held at 7 a.m. (Pacific) with a live stream available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. It’s dubbed “Let Loose” and shows an illustrated Apple Pencil.

Based on previous speculation and rumors, you can count on seeing new iPad Pros, new iPad Airs, a third generation Apple Pencil, and more. For example, a bigger Air is expected. Young says the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Air will sport a mini-LED display akin to that of the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Currently, the iPad Air is only available in a 10.9-inch version with a LCD panel. The mini-display tech would offer increased brightness for HDR content, deeper blacks, an increased contrast ratio, and more.

A new Magic Keyboard is also likely. Look for it to have a sturdier frame made from aluminum, which will allow the ‌iPad‌ to more closely resemble a laptop.

What new features might an Apple Pencil 3 include? Previous rumors have suggested the following:

° New sensors for more haptic feedback features, including the ability to response to squeezes;

° The tip of the Apple Pencil could have new tech that supports additional features or more accurate drawing accuracy.

° Support for a rolling gesture that would allow you to zoom in on the iPad. 

° A pivotal end that allows for rolling and sliding gestures.

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