Apple will launch an iPad Pro larger than 12.9 inches
According to the well-known whistleblower Mark Gurman, Apple is currently considering the development of a larger iPad, the screen size will be larger than the current iPad Pro 12.9-inch version. He said that any iPad screen size change will take several years of research and development. In addition, Apple will design a new iPad tablet with a glass back cover in 2022, based on the existing 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPads.
Apple iPad currently sold uses aluminum alloy casing, and the thickness of the new model in 2021 will be slightly increased compared to previous years. The iPad Pro 12.9-inch version is equipped with a Mini-LED display for the first time. The back of the LCD panel has a high-density LED array that can achieve higher contrast and 1000nit brightness.
Mark Gurman also pointed out that the larger iPad will further blur the boundary between tablets and laptops. With the improvement of iPadOS productivity, the application of multi-tasking and split-screen processing is also increasing.
Bloomberg also stated that the purpose of developing an iPad with a glass back cover is to achieve wireless charging. It is also expected to provide reverse wireless charging capabilities to support charging devices such as AirPods.