Apple's Rumored 14-Inch iPad Considered 'Unlikely' to Feature ProMotion

Last week, well-connected display industry analyst Ross Young said he confirmed with his supply chain sources that Apple is planning a new 14.1-inch iPad Pro, but he has since revised his prediction and now believes the device may be a standard iPad after all.

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In a tweet shared with his Super Followers today, Young said he confirmed that the 14-inch iPad will not have a mini-LED display after all. He also said the 14-inch iPad is unlikely to feature ProMotion, leading him to believe that the device may not be branded as an iPad Pro, given that all iPad Pro models released since 2017 feature ProMotion.

It sounds rather odd that Apple's largest iPad would not be a Pro model, but Young has accurately revealed many details about future Apple products, so we'll have to see how this rumor plays out. Apple will likely release the iPad in the first quarter of 2023, he said.

In another tweet shared with his Super Followers today, Young reiterated that the next 11-inch iPad Pro is not expected to feature mini-LED backlighting, despite the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro adopting the technology in April 2021. Apple is expected to update both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the M2 chip and more later this year.

Top Rated Comments

nfl46 Avatar
22 months ago
Ahh a nice way to test the 14-inch market before they release the Pro version for $3,000. Lol.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
22 months ago
A standard 14" iPad... what in the... I fail to see the value of this except be an anchored device.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
22 months ago

I genuinely think Apple will drop the Pro line soon with the line up shifting to a more capable 'cheap' iPad and an iPad Air priced somewhere between the current Air and Pro available in multiple sizes from mini to 14"

There's just too much duplication in the line up, the 11" Air and Pro in particular
Funny I think the opposite. I think Apple will go even more Pro. That's where the margins are. Same thing with the iPhone. Apple is pushing users to buy the Pro model.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
profets Avatar
22 months ago
Yeah, very odd.

10.9” Air
11” Pro
12.9” Pro
14.1” Air?

would have seemed more logical if the Pro was going to 14.1 and an additional Air at 12.9.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
22 months ago
If it doesn't have ProMotion then it is definitely just a regular iPad and not in the Pro line.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
22 months ago
This seems like an obviously fake leak to catch leakers. Either that, or Apple has truly just given up on any sort of sanity in their product line-ups.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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