According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman’s most recent Power On newsletter, Apple will unveil new 11-inch as well as 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in “a matter of days.”
The upcoming 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPads, codenamed J617 and J620, will mark the first upgrades to the higher-end iPad since April 2021, when both models received the M1 CPU and a 12.9-inch mini-LED display. The M2 Apple Silicon chip is expected to improve performance, including charging, in the iPad Pro’s first upgrade in a year and a half.
The upcoming iPads are not expected to have any major design changes. The 11-inch model will not get a mini-LED display like the 12.9-inch model, despite early speculation. According to rumours, the upcoming iPad Pro models could support MagSafe charging. The coming iPad Pro models might also include reverse-wireless charging, letting users recharge their iPhone as well as AirPods on the back.
Not gonna happen
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 16, 2022
Also, well-known display analyst Ross Young said that the 11-inch iPad Pro will use the same LED Liquid Retina Display as the current model, not the newer mini-LED technology found in the 12.9-inch device.
The 11-inch iPad Pro’s LED Liquid Retina Display lacks the 12.9-inch’s extraordinary dynamic range, brightness, and blacks. Young anticipates that the 11-inch as well as the 12.9-inch iPad Pros will have the same displays as their predecessors.
Following the development, Mark Gurman has stated that Apple would not have a digital event for any of these new iPad Pros this month. Instead, it’s anticipated that Apple will make the new iPad Pro models public through a press release and updates on its website in the coming days.
Apple will likely to release iPadOS 16 and the new iPad Pros at the end of this month, which is later this week or next week. However, the new MacBook Pros are not expected to be unveiled alongside, and are expected later this year.