Leaker Claims 11-inch iPad Pro to Ship on May 22, 12.9-inch on May 21

Last week Apple announced brand new updates to its 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the faster M1 processor and a brand new mini-LED 12.9-inch display. Both models will become available for pre-order starting on April 30, and Apple says they'll be shipping in the second half of May.

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Now, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, which features a faster ‌M1‌ processor and improved cameras compared to the previous model, will be shipping on May 22. The larger 12.9-inch model, which features the ‌M1‌ chip, better cameras, and a new mini-LED display, will ship a day earlier, on May 21.

It is worth noting that May 22, which is when Prosser claims the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ will be shipping, is on a Saturday. Apple typically refrains from product launches during the weekend.

Before Apple's product announcement last week, reports had suggested that Apple was suffering from considerable supply restraints. The ongoing chip shortage is reportedly impacting several of Apple's suppliers, and the delay between the announcement and shipments of the new devices has appears to back up these reports.

Apple has in the past announced products only to ship them weeks later, so the situation is not entirely peculiar. While we know the dates for the new iPad Pros, we're still in the dark on the redesigned 24-inch iMac, which Apple also says will begin shipping in the second half of May.

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Top Rated Comments

mnsportsgeek Avatar
14 months ago
Apple isn’t launching an iPad on Saturday.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeavenDynamic Avatar
14 months ago
Apple never launched a product on a Saturday.
Prosser isn't even trying anymore.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Greenmeenie Avatar
14 months ago
I still don’t understand why the 11” iPad Pro didn’t get the mini LED. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
14 months ago
Yea that's really not much of a 'leak' considering Apple said 'second half of May' and that usually does NOT mean May 15th or 16th (they'd called this 'Mid May' then) and likely not May 30th either (they'd have said 'end of May' then) so...

So we're talking anywhere likely the week of May 17-21. Wow look at how I am LEAKING now
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LarrySW Avatar
14 months ago
Feels like Apple found out who Jon's source is and is giving them bad intel.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macman01101 Avatar
14 months ago
That’s getting close to WWDC. I wonder if we’ll see pro app support announced at WWDC?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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