Right now, Apple’s biggest iPad is a Pro-branded model, boasting a 12.9-inch display. It’s a big piece of technology, but for folks who like that sort of thing, it’s also a workhorse that has a big, beautiful display. But it sounds like Apple’s ready to test the waters on an even bigger tablet. But, as it turns out, Apple might not be going pro with this one.
Not too long ago, we reported on a tweet from Display Supply Chain Consultants’ Ross Young, with the analyst saying that he expects Apple to launch a 14.1-inch iPad Pro sometime in 2023. He added that the device would indeed be a pro model with ProMotion technology and a mini-LED panel. So, yes, all sorts of pro-level features (according to Apple), and it would certainly be a model worth checking out for folks who like big tablets.
However, Young has come forward with another tweet (to his Super Followers) and said that he’s revised his expectations. Specifically, it turns out that the upcoming 14.1-inch iPad is not going to feature ProMotion technology or a mini-LED panel after all. And, without those features, it stands to reason that Apple might not be calling this an iPad Pro after all.
That would be because every iPad Pro model launched since 2017 has featured ProMotion.
Apple opting to not make its largest tablet to date a Pro model would be an interesting turn of events. Because where does it slot, then? Is it a new, gigantic iPad Air? Is this a new, standard iPad? It’s certainly not an iPad mini.
And let’s not forget that even if Apple does launch a 14-inch iPad and it becomes the largest tablet to date, that might not be the case for long. There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time that Apple is working on an OLED-equipped iPad Pro with a display measuring around 15 inches.
Which means we live in a time where there are rumors Apple’s going to start launching gigantic tablets and also might welcome back its small MacBook with a 12-inch screen. 2023 or 2024 might be pretty wild.
Would you buy a non-Pro 14-inch iPad?