iPad Pro Reimagined: Thinner Design, OLED Powerhouse

Previously, we reported that Apple plans to launch an OLED version of the iPad Pro this year. According to the latest report from 9to5Mac, the OLED iPad Pro has been redesigned, featuring a slimmer profile and larger dimensions than the current models on sale, positioning it as Apple’s competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Ultra tablet.

Sources familiar with Apple’s iPad plans suggest that the OLED iPad Pro could be over 1mm thinner than the current models. For context, the thickness of the currently available 12.9-inch iPad Pro is 6.4mm, which implies that the OLED iPad Pro could boast a thickness of merely around 5mm.

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The report also detailed the dimensions of the OLED iPad Pro, which will be available in two sizes, with the following dimensions:

  • An 11-inch OLED iPad Pro, measuring 249.7mm x 177.5mm x 5.1mm, compared to the current 11-inch iPad Pro’s dimensions of 247.6mm x 178.5mm x 5.9mm.
  • A 13-inch OLED iPad Pro, measuring 281.5mm x 215.5mm x 5.0mm, in contrast to the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s dimensions of 280.6mm x 214.9mm x 6.4mm.

This data indicates that while reducing thickness, the OLED iPad Pro models will also slightly increase in size.

Furthermore, following the trend of hardware upgrades in this product line, the OLED iPad Pro is likely to be powered by the M3 chip, manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process technology. This means the OLED iPad Pro will offer superior performance, an improved power efficiency ratio, and extended battery life.

As of now, there is no definitive information regarding the launch date of the OLED iPad Pro. However, our previous reports mentioned, citing The Elec, that this device is expected to ship in April of this year. Its display panels are to be produced by Samsung and LG, with an anticipated shipment of 8 million units for the OLED iPad Pro models, as Apple aims to revitalize its iPad revenue with this release.