According to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Apple is reportedly developing a larger iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch display.
Young shared details on the new iPad Pro on Thursday morning, citing supply chain sources.
“Confirmed the 14.1” iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLEDs and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 may be more likely,” said Young.
Confirmed the 14.1" iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLEDs and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 may be more likely.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) June 9, 2022
When asked about the aspect ratio of the device, Young said “still trying to find that out.”
The news from Young seemingly corroborates a separate claim by leaker @MajinBuOfficial on Wednesday. The account said, “According to my resource, Apple is developing a new 14.1-inch iPad M2 with 512GB and 16GB of base memory. The new M2 line is expected to include a new 11-inch model with no major changes, a new 12.9 model with reduced bezels and this new 14.1 iPad.”
Young has been accurate in previously predicting new iPad mini and MacBook Air display sizes, plus ProMotion landing on the MacBook Pro and iPhone 13 Pro.
Ross Young accurately revealed:
– 8.3" iPad mini (vs. 7.9" previously)
– 13.6" MacBook Air (vs. 13.3" previously)
– MacBook Pro getting ProMotion
– iPhone 13 Pro getting ProMotion
If he says a 14-inch iPad Pro is coming, I fully believe it. https://t.co/3mwe9uEkAB
— Joe Rossignol (@rsgnl) June 9, 2022
It is likely this new iPad Pro would include Apple’s second-generation silicon chip, M2, unveiled at WWDC22 and making its debut in the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, launching next month. At 14.1-inches, this would be the largest display in an iPad to date.
Current M1 iPads will have some exclusive features when iPadOS 16 debuts this fall, such as support for Stage Manager, a new multitasking feature for iPad and the Mac.