Apple is supposedly ready to unveil something new in March this year, as it has an event scheduled then. We may end up with an iPhone SE 3, also with brand new iPads. Among them we could see an iPad Pro (2021), which has just been rendered by Pigtou/ xleaks7 David Kowalski, who also provides a video of the device below.
Previous leaks of the new iPad talked about it having 5G, a mini LED screen, but also a design that sticks to the same approach as the last model. Pigtou begs to differ, as he shows us renders for the iPad Pro (2021), which reveal a familiar design, but also smaller bezels and extra magnetic connectors for accessories. The last iPad Pro came in March 2020, so releasing another model in March is a bit early, since Apple usually unveils Pro iPads after about 18 months or so.
However, the sources insist that March 2021 is the proper debut date. The iPad Pro (2021) may be easily mistaken for the 2020 model. We’ll have 11 inch and 12.9 inch models, with minimal to no design changes. The square camera module is here, with two main sensors plus LiDAR and we’re not very sure if we’ll see a sensor upgrade or not. The 11 inch iPad Pro is said to be a tad smaller than the 2020 counterpart. It could have to do with the switch to a mini LED panel for the screen.
The 11 inch iPad Pro (2021) will measure 245.7 x 176.6 x 5.9 mm, while the 12.9 inch unit measures 280.6 x 215 x 6.4 mm. This is almost identical to the last year tablet. We’re expecting Face ID for security, quad speakers and 5G. The USB-C port is still here and we have a side magnetic area for the Appple Pencil, plus magnetic connectors for the Magic Keyboard at the bottom of the back. Apple could also add more connectors to the top, or maybe even close to the speakers.
New augmented reality features could also appear and we’re also due a new Apple Pencil, I think.