Apple could refresh its iPad lineup including iPad Pro, iPad Mini, and base iPad with few new upgrades and changes by as early as April says a report from people privy on the matter.
According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to present the iPad Pro tablets with a design similar to the previous year’s models. This means the iPad Pro 2021 devices will also bear 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays. But to improve the performance, Apple is said to employ the M1 processor from its latest MacBook Air, Pro, and Mac Mini.
Apple is also expected to equip a mini LED panel into its upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pros to provide brighter and improved contrast ratios compared to OLED displays. The Apple tablets could also get better cameras.
The source also says that Apple is testing the Thunderbolt port on its iPad Pro models that can provide faster data transmission than the current USB-C port. As of now, the said Thunderbolt port ships with the latest Apple Macbooks.
For its iPad Mini lineup, Apple is said to be working on upgrading the current 7.9-inch display to a larger display. However, iPad Mini 2021 debut could take time, possibly by the end of this year.
Apple has done quite well in selling its tablets during the global pandemic last year, as most people were working and studying from homes. The company is planning to repeat the sales numbers with a refreshed iPad lineups. Well, since this is an early bit of scoop coming from sources, it’s better to take it with a pinch of salt.