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Apple’s iPad Pro 2024 to be Launched in May, Here’s What to Expect

Although it isn’t very clear, rumor has it that the Apple iPad Pro and iPad Air 2024 is set to be released/launched in early May and when Apple releases its next iPads, it will mark the end of the longest period without updates to Apple’s tablet line in history.

The Apple iPad Pro (that’s the 7th iPad Pro generation) promises to offer significant updates (OLED displays) and new features although the iPad Pro prices haven’t yet been set, we expect this to be on the upside. For reference, here are the starting prices of the current-gen iPad Pro models:

  • 11-inch – $799, about Ugx 3,038,000
  • 12.9-inch – $1,099, about Ugx 4,178,000

Apple is reportedly done prepping the revamped versions of both the iPad Pro and iPad Air. The iPad Pro models, which the company has codenamed J717, J718, J720 and J721 internally. Along with the new iPad models, Apple would likely launch a new Magic Keyboard and an Apple Pencil as companion accessories.

The iPad Pro – We are gearing up to the 7th Generation with the iPad Pro 2024 that will soon be launched. Photo: Apple

However, today we delve into what to expect with the Apple iPad Pro 2024;

  • The iPad Pro 2024 model would likely be powered by the M3 chip and support MagSafe wireless charging. However, the biggest change is expected to be in the display department with the 2024 high-end iPad model reported to be the first iPad to sport an OLED panel – this OLED display would allow the Pro models to feature variable refresh rates, which is likely to reach as low as 10Hz – compared to 24Hz on the predecessor.
  • Although the iPad Pro 2024 will not be available for kids the device will be offered in two different screen sizes – 11-inch and 13-inch –and would likely feature significantly thinner bezels on all sides compared to the current generation model.
  • The 2024 iPad Pro would likely get a redesigned rear camera bump with a rectangular module housing the cameras and the flash. It may even get the front camera in landscape orientation.
  • The iPad Pro 2024’s camera may see updates, particularly in the selfie camera’s orientation, with hints at a landscape-oriented Face ID camera. This would be a change from the current design, where the TrueDepth Camera for Face ID is positioned for portrait use.
  • Storage options for the iPad Pro 2024 are expected to remain similar to the 2022 model, with capacities ranging from 128GB to 2TB. Rumors of a 4TB storage option have surfaced, suggesting Apple may aim to position the new iPad Pro as a more laptop-like device, possibly accompanied by a revamped Magic Keyboard.

That’s not all, the iPad Air also is coming with some new amazing features that shall leave you in awe;

  • The upcoming iPad Air model would be offered in a new 12.9-inch display option, alongside the standard 10.9-inch model. Despite a bigger-sized variant, the 2024 iPad Air model is expected to retain the frame and chassis design of its predecessor. However, it might get a similar camera module redesign as the Pro model.
  • The 2024 iPad Air is expected to be powered by the M2 chipset and get support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

When and if these rumors come to pass, the iPad launch will be followed by its annual developers-focused event – the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference – that is slated to kick off on June 10 and we shall keep you in the loop with all that.