Earlier this year, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that the next generation of iPad Pros will come in two larger screen sizes of 11.1-inch and 13-inch, both of which will utilize the OLED technology for the first time on an iPad. Now, LG and Samsung plan to start production for those OLED display panels around February 2024.
This means that we could see Apple debuting those OLED iPad Pros either in the spring or at WWDC. Similarly, Apple introduced the M1 iPad Pro back in April 2021 with the larger 12.9-inch model equipped with a mini-LED display, which could see its discontinuation following the OLED iPad Pro’s release. The last update we saw for the iPad Pro was in October 2022, where it was updated with a faster M2 chip, came equipped with WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 support, and supported the Apple Pencil Hover feature for the Apple Pencil 2 and the USB-C model that came out earlier this month.
We don’t expect any updates to the iPad lineup at all this year; however, we can expect Apple to update all of its iPad models starting next year. This includes the base iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPad Air; none of those models are expected to feature the OLED display though. Other products that we could see are the addition of the larger 12.9-inch iPad Air and an aluminum Magic Keyboard based on past reports.