OLED iPad Pro's Thin Design Highlighted in CAD Drawings

Apple is working on a new version of the iPad Pro that is set to launch as soon as March, and the refresh will mark the biggest design update to the Pro lineup since 2018.

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Apple is transitioning to OLED displays, and the swap will allow for a major change to the overall thickness of the device. CAD drawings of the upcoming ~11-inch and ~13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ models give us some insight into just how thin the tablets will be.

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11 inch ipad pro 2024 thickness

11-inch 2024 ‌iPad Pro‌

CAD drawings of unreleased Apple devices often leak out of Apple's factories in China and other countries because the information is so valuable to case makers. Case makers use these measurements to design cases for new products in order to be the first to market with a protective case for a new device size.

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13 inch ipad pro 2024 thickness

13-inch 2024 ‌iPad Pro‌

Previously leaked dimensions confirmed that the upcoming OLED iPad Pro models will be significantly thinner than the current versions. The larger ‌iPad Pro‌, for example, will be over 1mm thinner.

  • Current 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ - 247.6mm x 178.5mm x 5.9 mm
  • Upcoming ~11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ - 249.7mm x 177.5mm x 5.1mm
  • Current 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ - 280.6mm x 214.9mm x 6.4mm
  • Upcoming ~13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ - 281.5mm x 215.5mm x 5.0mm

OLED displays will bring improved HDR, better colors, deeper blacks, and other quality improvements. Apple has so far limited OLED technology to the Apple Watch and iPhone, so this will be the first time that OLED displays have been available in an Apple device of this size.

Apple's ‌iPad Pro‌ models are also expected to be upgraded with faster 3-nanometer M3 chips, and MagSafe charging is a possibility. Apple is also expected to sell the devices with a new Magic Keyboard and an upgraded Apple Pencil, with full details available in our OLED iPad Pro guide.

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Top Rated Comments

stefanovago Avatar
8 weeks ago
just keep the current design and fill it with batteries
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
8 weeks ago

just keep the current design and fill it with batteries
That doesn't help to sell new Accessories
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
8 weeks ago

Imagine if ergonomics were actually considered anymore, instead of just designing things for marketing bullet points and promo photos.
Weight is a significant ergonomic factor, and hopefully the thinness will translate to less weight.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Jony Ive would be proud. Lol.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arsenikdote Avatar
8 weeks ago

So the camera hasn't been moved to landscape? ??
I don't want the rear cameras in the middle, that would be terrible when holding the device in portrait mode in my hands
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChedNasad Avatar
8 weeks ago
Bendgate 2: Electric Boogaloo
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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