Current 11-Inch iPad Pro Now Been Available Longer Than Any Previous Model

The 2021 11-inch iPad Pro has today become the longest-lasting model of its kind ever on sale, as indications mount that Apple is planning to replace the device with a new model as soon as next month.

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In April 2021, Apple introduced new 12.9-inch and 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models featuring the M1 chip, a Thunderbolt port, 5G connectivity, Center Stage, and a mini-LED display for the larger model. They are still on sale and have now been available for over 18 months.

As of today, the 2021 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ is now 513 days old, making it one day older than the previous longest-reigning smaller ‌iPad Pro‌ model, 2016's 9.7-inch ‌iPad Pro‌. The 2021 12.9-inch model remains 59 days younger than the first-generation 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ from 2015. This is because the first-generation ‌iPad Pro‌ debuted with a 12.9-inch model only in November 2015, before being joined by a 9.7-inch model just four months later.

The tenure of the 2021 iPad Pros is notable because customers have not been used to such a long wait for new models since the launch of the original version almost seven years ago, and could suggest that the next update will be substantial.

New ‌iPad Pro‌ models are expected to be announced at an Apple event as soon as next month. Several major retailers, including Optus and Logitech, have been spotted preparing for the launch of new ‌iPad Pro‌ models. The next-generation ‌iPad Pro‌ models are expected to feature the M2 chip, MagSafe wireless charging, two new four-pin connectors on the top and bottom side edges, and camera upgrades.

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slplss Avatar
22 months ago
I can’t think of any upgrade that would make me switch from M1 12.9" to next gen in the upcoming years. Hardware wise it’s perfect in every way, the XDR display, the four speakers and M1 that simply will be as good for everything in 5 years as it is now. It’s only iPadOS that is lagging behind the development, far from macOS that is today.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
22 months ago
My 2018 has been coasting along well for a good while now
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GuruZac Avatar
22 months ago

My 2018 has been costing along well for a good while now
The 2018 iPad Pro still chews through everything on iPadOS for the most part. Amazing iPad still.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rooster ? Avatar
22 months ago
I’m really holding out for the new iPad Pros to replace my aged but still fully working OG iPad Air. Really hoping for an 11” mini LED pro. However, naysayers say nay. We shall see!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
prism Avatar
22 months ago
I'm sticking to my current 11" m1, especially if they update with mini LED because that would mean a PWM screen and even though I don't suffer from its effects, I prefer to use a device that doesn't flicker given the long hours I spend on it!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xObeyThePanda Avatar
22 months ago

2018 iPP still crushing it. Looking forward to some proper new innovation this year.
I’d argue it’s been the most future-proof iPad. I have the 11 inch. The only thing I would consider upgrade for is mini-led.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)