Rumour Roundup: iPad Pro (2021) Specs, Price, and Release Date
Going by the winds and a series of rumours that have been pouring in, iPad Pro 2021 is likely to emerge as a significant upgrade. Widely considered to be by far the best tablet, iPad Pro seems fully equipped to remain ahead of the curve. And that too, by a significant margin.
Having taken a close look at the rumours and leaked mockups, we thought it’s the right time to talk about the iPad Pro 2021 specs, price, and release date. So, just in case you are looking to keep a tab on what Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro will feature, this rumour roundup can offer you a fair perspective.
iPad Pro 2021 with Mini-LED Displays
According to several reliable sources, Apple is gearing up to equip the iPad Pro 2021 with mini-LED displays. While the decision may seem to be a bit disappointing, considering the fact that the iPhone 12 Series flaunts an OLED display, it’s actually a wise move. Mini-LED technology is not only more energy-efficient, but also less expensive. Moreover, it also offers a better way to avoid the burn-in issue that OLED panels tend to suffer.
For those willing to have an OLED display on the tablet, some contrasting reports have suggested that Apple will use a Samsung-supplied OLED panel on the iPad Pro 2021. Despite having a slim chance, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a high-end iPad Pro, complete with a gorgeous OLED panel.
Folding Display in iPad Pro (2021)
Led by Samsung and Huawei, several companies have launched foldable devices. While foldable devices may not yet be ready to go mainstream, no one can deny the fact that they offer an interesting proposition. Whether you desire to have a one-hand smartphone and a two-hand tablet or an ultra-compact and pocket-friendly device that unfolds to offer a large screen, foldables have kickstarted quite a stir.
As is always the case, Apple takes charge only after taking a thorough look at what the rivals have to offer. Hence, the Cupertino-based company is all set to introduce a foldable tablet. The tech giant has reportedly patented several bending and scrolling displays that could see the light of the day with the arrival of an all-new iPad.
Under-Screen Touch ID in iPad Pro (2021)
Before the release of the iPhone X, Apple was rumoured to introduce an under-screen Touch ID. However, the tech giant decided against the technology for reasons best known to it.
Though Apple could not introduce an in-display fingerprint scanner like the one that exists on many devices like OnePlus and Samsung Galaxies, several smartphone makers have made it possible. Having done a fair amount of experiments, the tech giant seems finally ready to embrace the embedded Touch ID. The primary reason speculated behind this move is the fact that people wear masks due to ongoing Coronavirus pandemic causing Face ID to be rendered useless without taking the mask off. Some experts and industry insiders feel that the new iPad might see the return of the Touch ID with the new iPad Pro, but without a Home Button.
iPad Pro (2021) is 5G Compatible
The rollout of 5G on the upcoming iPad Pro is a no-brainer, considering that Apple has made iPhone 12 Series 5G ready. Again, 5G may still be in the early days, and it’s always better to be future-proof than lag behind.
A13Z Processor in iPad Pro (2021)
With the release of every new iPad Pro, Apple introduces a brand new A-Series processor. So, the arrival of the A13Z processor is pretty much on the cards. And with it, you should expect a huge leap in performance and speed. Knowing that the latest iteration of the iPad is already way ahead of most laptops and PCs, the raw speed will once again be at the forefront of attention.
iPad Pro (2021)Price
Several reports have suggested that Apple will not increase the price of the new iPad Pro. That means the 12.9″ iPad Pro 2021 will start at $999 or around INR 90,000, while the 11″ variant will retail at $799 or INR 70,000.
iPad Pro (2021) Release Date
Going by the recent trends, Apple is likely to release the iPad Pro in March 2021. Considering that the tablet will be a massive upgrade, we expect Apple to hold an online event to unveil the device.
There you go! As outlined above, iPad Pro 2021 appears to be a notable successor. Aside from the in-display Touch ID, we are particularly excited about the arrival of a foldable design.
It’s true that foldable devices need to go through plenty of refinements to make for a strong case, or for that matter, to go mainstream. But, the sooner Apple gets into the fray with a more viable foldable tablet/smartphone, the better it is for both the tech industry and the iDevice fans.
Having taken several iPads for an in-depth teardown at our iPad repair centres, we would also appreciate it if Apple makes the tablet more repair-friendly. It would play a key role in lowering the repair cost of the iPad. By the way, what’s your expectation from the upcoming iPad Pro and what are the new features that you would like to see in it? Shoot your feedback in the comments section below.
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