11-Inch iPad Pro No Longer Expected to Gain Mini-LED Display in 2022

The updated 11-inch iPad Pro expected to launch sometime this year can no longer be expected to feature a mini-LED display like its larger 12.9-inch sibling, display analyst Ross Young said today on Twitter.

iPad Pro Big Ol Logo
Earlier rumors indicated that after keeping mini-LED exclusive to just the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ in 2021, Apple would expand the newer display technology to the smaller 11-inch form factor. Young, in a tweet, says that's no longer expected this year, noting the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ is "doing really well" and that Apple doesn't need to bring mini-LED to the smaller form factor.

If the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ were to gain a mini-LED display, it would bring both ‌iPad Pro‌ sizes to more parity, potentially decreasing the appeal of the significantly larger 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌. Both iPad sizes share the same M1 Apple silicon chip, camera, and design, with the display technology and battery capacities being the only differences. Apple is planning to update the ‌iPad Pro‌ sometime this year, and rumors are slightly muddled on what exactly to expect.

Rumors indicate the ‌iPad Pro‌ will support reverse wireless charging for devices such as the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, but subsequent reports have shed light on issues Apple is facing with developing such a feature.

Apple initially wanted to develop a glass back on the ‌iPad Pro‌, but it may instead opt for a large glass Apple logo instead for the wireless charging. Regarding performance, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said the new ‌iPad‌ Pros running iPadOS will likely feature the M2 Apple silicon chip, which is even more powerful than the current ‌M1‌ chip in the ‌iPad Pro‌ and the new fifth-generation iPad Air.

Related Roundup: iPad Pro
Related Forum: iPad

Top Rated Comments

blufire95 Avatar
22 weeks ago
So still no real reason for me to upgrade from my 2018 11“ iPad Pro, this was really ahead of its time (in terms of hardware) ??
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JamonBull Avatar
22 weeks ago
Well that's disappointing!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pezimak Avatar
22 weeks ago
I think he's wrong, he has based his decision purely on a marketing aspect, whilst seemingly ignoring the fact one is larger then the other. People don't buy the bigger iPad solely because it has Mini LED, they buy it mainly because it's a bigger iPad..
I think Apple will bring Mini LED to the 11" Pro to further distinguish the Pro range from the other models, and it won't impact the 12.9" sales in the slightest.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
22 weeks ago
Good, give me OLED instead :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
James Godfrey Avatar
22 weeks ago
So is this an indication that the iPad Air could increase to 11” and the iPad Pro 11” will get killed possibly??? That will make a huge price gap between the Air and Pro line up though.

But to be fair to Apple they actually said (when asked why the 11” didn’t get miniLED by Brian Tong), that they feel like their 11” Pro users like the portability of the device and they didn’t want to increase the weight/thickness of it, so it does sort of make sense.

On top of that I presume they want to try and steer people towards the larger size going forward as it’s likely that provides a higher mark up than the 11”.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pauloregan Avatar
22 weeks ago
Wild prediction: the iPad Pro will be 13" only.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

maxresdefault

See the Dramatic Improvement Mini-LED Brings to the M1 iPad Pro's Display

Tuesday May 25, 2021 12:26 pm PDT by
Aside from the M1 chip, Apple's 12.9-inch 2021 iPad Pro models have one other standout feature - the new mini-LED display. It's the best ever display used in an iPad, and there's such a stark difference between the mini-LED display and the display of the 2020 iPad Pro that we had to show it off. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iPad Pro's mini-LED display, which ...
iPad Pro Mini LED

Upcoming 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Supplies Could Be Limited Due to Mini-LED Production Issues

Sunday April 11, 2021 9:47 pm PDT by
Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be in short supply when it launches due to production issues of the mini-LED display being used in the device, reports Bloomberg. Apple suppliers are experiencing poor manufacturing yields of the display, and at least one mini-LED maker has had to pause production as a result of these issues. Though there are troubles with mini-LED display...
iPad Pro Deals Feature Yellow

Deals: Record Low Prices Hit 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Up to $199 Off) and 10.2-Inch iPad ($50 Off)

Thursday March 24, 2022 5:43 am PDT by
A few iPad deals have emerged online today, focusing on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.2-inch iPad. These are both 2021 models of the iPad, and Amazon is offering up to $199 off select devices, with all-time low prices on numerous tablets. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us ...
m1 ipad pro magic keyboards

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

Monday April 26, 2021 5:23 am PDT by
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. Now, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser, the 11-inch iPad Pro, which features a faster M1 processor and...
iPad More Than 12

Massive New iPad Pro Could Finally Replace the Laptop

Wednesday July 7, 2021 3:17 am PDT by
Apple is working on even bigger iPad models that could further "blur the lines" between tablet and laptop, according to reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In the first edition of his new "Power On" newsletter for Bloomberg, Gurman said Apple is currently exploring iPads with larger displays for the future. An excerpt from the newsletter:I'm told that Apple has engineers and designers ...
maxresdefault

Video Review: Using the 12.9-Inch M1 iPad Pro for Two Months

Thursday August 5, 2021 3:48 pm PDT by
Apple in May released the new M1 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and they're the first iPads that use Apple's M-series chips designed for Macs instead of A-series iOS chips, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an all-new mini-LED display. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We did a hands-on video back when the M1 iPad Pro first came out, but MacRumors videographer Dan...
iPad Pro July Shipping

Shipping Estimates for 12.9-Inch Mini-LED iPad Pro Slip to July

Friday April 30, 2021 11:31 am PDT by
Prior to the launch of the new iPad Pro models, rumors suggested that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro would be in short supply, and it appears those rumors were correct. Shipping estimates for 12.9-inch iPad Pro models now range into July for orders placed today, though the highest-end 2TB model is still available for June delivery. 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB models have delivery estimates of...
OLED iPad Air

Apple Rumored to Be Planning OLED iPad Pro in Both 11-Inch and 12.9-Inch Sizes

Monday March 14, 2022 9:30 am PDT by
Apple plans to launch new iPad Pro models with OLED displays in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes in the future, according to a report published today by Ross Young, co-founder and CEO of research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants. "Looking at tablets beyond 2022, we expect to see Apple shake-up this category again by launching OLED iPad Pros," wrote Young. While mini-LED display...

Popular Stories

iPhone 14 Dummies 1 Feature

Everything Rumored for Apple's September Event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Pro and More

Friday August 12, 2022 2:34 pm PDT by
There's just about a month to go until Apple holds its annual September event focusing on new iPhone and Apple Watch models. We thought we'd take a quick look at everything that's rumored for Apple's September event to give MacRumors readers a rundown on what to expect when the first fall event rolls around. iPhone 14 The iPhone 14 can probably be described more as an "iPhone 13S" because...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Rear Flat MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro Predicted to Start With Increased 256GB Storage Alongside Rumored Price Increase

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:14 am PDT by
Earlier today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed iPhone 14 Pro models will be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro models. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing, but he said that the average selling price of all four iPhone 14 models will increase by about 15% overall. While higher prices would be disappointing for customers, it is possible the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer increased...
iPhone 14 Pro Lineup Feature Silver

Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Wednesday August 10, 2022 8:22 am PDT by
Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup. In the United States, the iPhone...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Front and Back MacRumors Exclusive feature

iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing iPhone or perhaps get an iPhone for the first time. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first iPhone, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship...
z fold 4 1

Hands-On With Samsung's Latest Foldable Smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip

Friday August 12, 2022 12:46 pm PDT by
Samsung this week launched its fourth-generation foldable devices, the $1,000 Galaxy Z Flip and the $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold. Though there's no sign of a comparable Apple foldable device on the horizon, rumors suggest prototypes are in the works, so we thought we'd take a look at Samsung's newest smartphones to see what Apple needs to measure up to when a foldable iPhone does come out. Subscribe ...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Rear Flat MacRumors Exclusive

iPhone 14 Pro: Analyst Believes Storage Will Continue to Start at 128GB Despite Rumored Price Increase

Friday August 12, 2022 7:04 am PDT by
It wouldn't be the month before an iPhone launch without a few back-and-forth rumors, with the latest debate concerning iPhone 14 Pro storage. iPhone 14 Pro render by Ian Zelbo While research firm TrendForce forecasted that iPhone 14 Pro models could start with an increased 256GB of storage, Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu today forecasted that the upcoming Pro models will continue to...