Report: 12.9-Inch iPad Pro With 5G and Mini-LED Display Delayed Until 2021

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 5G and a Mini-LED display has been delayed until 2021 because of the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on Apple's supply chain partners, according to a new Chinese-language report by United Daily News.

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Last week, analyst Jeff Pu told investors that the rumored high-end ‌iPad Pro‌ may be delayed until early next year due to the device's "complex panel design." UDN says Apple originally planned to launch the device in the fall, but has given up on meeting this roadmap because of the outbreak. Either way, today's report adds further weight to the likelihood of a delay until 2021.

Back in December, before the global health crisis took hold, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple was developing up to six ‌Mini-LED‌ products, including a 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ with an A14X chip for release in the third quarter of 2020.

Last month, leaker Jon Prosser said a new 5G-enabled ‌iPad Pro‌ with an A14X chip and no other hardware changes would be introduced in late 2020, "barring any further delays."

Apple refreshed the ‌iPad Pro‌ in March. The relatively minor update features an A12Z Bionic chip (since found to be an A12X chip with an extra GPU core enabled), an Ultra Wide camera that enables 0.5x zoom, a LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality, and better sounding microphones. It was the first update to the ‌iPad Pro‌ since the device received a major redesign in October 2018.

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Astonish_IT Avatar
54 months ago
I am very glad for people who has just bought the 2020 iPad Pro and sad for people like me who was waiting for this model to update their existing 1st gen iPad Pro.

I know people will say that it is plenty fast, it doesn't slow down..etc which is completely true. But if i am paying 1.5k for an iPad and plan to keep it for 4 years as i did like the one that i have right now, I'd rather not pay for a 2 year old CPU. Even tho, I really want to have the USB-C port.

Some more patience.. :)
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Abazigal Avatar
54 months ago
Or maybe it was always scheduled for next year and this slew of rumours has been much ado over nothing?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EugW Avatar
54 months ago
What about the 11”?

I have no interest in a 12.9” behemoth.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
berrymetal Avatar
54 months ago
Oh no! I thought they’re releasing is next month.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kenni417 Avatar
54 months ago
good. why release another ipad this year anyway and not keep the 18 months refresh cycle?
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c14nhl Avatar
54 months ago
I’m happy with this having just bought the 2020 12.9”.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)