Apple’s next iPad Pro is still expected to arrive later this month, but a model might be hard to find when it goes on sale. Apple plans to introduce a Mini LED display as a key feature of the flagship 12.9-inch model, but vendors of this technology apparently experience poor manufacturing performance, according to a report by Bloomberg.
At an event scheduled for the end of April, Apple will unveil iPad Pro tablets in two sizes. Mini LED technology will be exclusive to the larger and more expensive 12.9-inch model, offering improved brightness and contrast. (Apple’s potential switch to the Mini LED was first reported at the end of 2019.) Due to supply issues, however, it will ship later than expected and in limited quantities.
The new iPad Pro has become popular productivity devices, especially for remote working during the pandemic Besides new display technology, upcoming models are expected to use faster processors similar to the M1 chips used on the latest MacBooks. Apple may also add a USB-C port that will allow them to work with a wider range of accessories, especially those used in work-at-home scenarios such as monitors and cameras.