In March 2020, Apple launched the most high-end iPad Pro 2020 in the iPad product line, which has two sizes of 11 inch and 12.9 inch, and is equipped with a12z bionic chip. The slogan of “your next computer, why a computer” is still fresh in people’s memory. A year later, foreign media revealed that the latest generation of iPad Pro will be released within this month. Let’s look ahead to what upgrades the new version of iPad Pro will bring.
First of all, in terms of appearance, the new iPad Pro has not changed much. It still adopts the design of flat middle frame + rear camera square module, but the number of speaker holes on both sides has been reduced, the position of speaker holes has also been changed, and the skyline on the top frame of the body has been removed. In addition, in addition to the original gray and silver color, the new model also adds two new colors of gold and blue.
The 2021 iPad Pro as like as two peas will be upgraded from A12Z bionic to a new A14X bionics, based on 5nm process technology. The name of the chip has also appeared in the iOS 14.5 code. It is an enhanced version of A14 Bionic chip, and the internal code is exactly the same as the M1 chip, and the approximate rate of the sex will be comparable.
According to the current exposure of the iPad Pro 2021 model, the iPad Pro is still available in 11 inch and 12.9 inch versions. In addition, a new 7.9 inch ipad Mini will be released together.
On the screen side, it has been reported that the iPad Pro is facing capacity problems in order to upgrade the latest Mini led, and the release may be delayed. However, according to the latest news from Peng Bo, it has been confirmed that Apple will launch a new generation of iPad Pro this month. Although there is a small supply of mini LED screens, the device will still go on sale normally.
At the same time, the report also mentioned that after the new iPad Pro is released this month, the delivery time of the high-end version with mini LED screen may be delayed for a few days or weeks. According to sources, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be upgraded to mini led, and the 11 inch version will still be LCD screen.
Although the essence of mini LED is still liquid crystal panel, its characteristic is that it is upgraded from the traditional area matrix backlight of LCD to the dot matrix backlight. That is to say, it can achieve higher brightness and purer black, effectively improve the contrast and reduce the power consumption, just like the OLED screen widely used in smart phones. However, it has higher brightness and contrast, which is considered as iPad Pro is one of the most important upgrade points this time.
The 2020 iPad Pro is the first Apple product to launch lidar lidar scanner. The latest model still adopts the combination of rear Dual Camera + flash module + lidar, but the thickness of rear camera module bulge is slightly reduced. At the same time, the camera will be upgraded to use lens and technology similar to the iPhone 12 series, and support for smart HDR 3, proraw and Dolby vision recording technology may also be added.
As for the LTE version, the 2021 iPad Pro may be the first iPad to support 5g, equipped with the Qualcomm snapdragon x55 baseband. At the same time, it will also support the lightning interface consistent with the current M1 MacBook, bringing faster data transmission speed and external display connectivity.
In addition to the hardware upgrade, the new iPad Pro will also launch a new iPad OS 14.5 system, which strengthens the protection of user privacy, adds three kinds of voice for Siri, more than 200 Emoji expressions, supports ps5 / Xbox series X handle, etc.
Finally, it’s the release time. Jon Prosser, the person who got the news, also revealed that Apple’s Direct stores have started to make preparations for the launch of new products next week. However, due to the impact of the current epidemic, the new product will still be released in the form of press release and official website. It is said that Apple TV, ipad Mini 6 and airtags will be released immediately. I hope to see them as soon as possible or even on the same day.