Or they could be switching to mini-LED displays instead - actually, some rumors from last years claimed that both things are happening. Past launch timelines show that, on average, Apple unveils new Pro-branded tablets around 18 months after the previous one, so the next-gen iPad Pro shouldn't debut until at least October 2021.
A recipient of a CES 2021 Innovation Award, the StudioDock greatly expands an iPad Pro's connectivity options with three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one HDMI 2.0 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an SD card reader, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Between the chipset and the displays, the next-gen iPad Pros may be the most interesting tablets to launch in 2021.
Apple will launch two iPad Pro 2021 models - 11-inch and 12.9-inch. Japanese site Mac Otakara has now created a buzz among the people by sharing a new report, which contains some important details and additional features of the upcoming iPad Pro 2021. The square-shaped camera bump continues to be present on the rear and houses the same layout of sensors - The main camera, an ultra-wide shooter, and a LiDAR sensor. Apple adopted the screen size in the third generation iPad Pro.
[Exclusive] Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) RAW CAD Renders Reveal the Design, Looks Similar to 4th-Gen iPad Pro
We are still waiting to receive information about the new iPad Pro's internals since all we know is that it may arrive with the latest A14 Bionic chip and 5G support. Of course, there's no way to tell from the renders if the display is an OLED or a mini-LED panel, but it should be mini-LED if the rumored info is true. The report had stated that Apple will keep the general design of the iPad Pro same as past year, but make changes to the internal speaker system, possibly by reducing the number of speakers holes and changing their positions. The 11-inch size is not new.
At the bottom, there might be a USB type-C port for charging and data transfers. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) will house the volume rocker on the right side, while the lock button is on top. We won't have to wait too long to find out more, it would seem, with the suppliers apparently expecting a reveal and release for the tablet in March. However, it's unclear if it will integrate the Touch ID like the iPad Air 4 or not. It's unclear if Apple will integrate Touch ID into the button as it did with the iPad Air 4, but there is nearly certainly going to be a Face ID system above the display.