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Apple plans to announce new iPad Pro in April


Bloomberg reported that Apple is planning a number of updates on its iPad line, including the launch of the new iPad Pro in April, a new iPad mini with a larger screen, and a basic iPad update.

The new iPad Pro is expected to have a similar design to the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro released last March, but with a better processor on par with apple's latest MacBook Air, Pro and Mac.

Both models may also have improved cameras.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro can have a Mini LED display, which must provide higher contrast and be less prone to combustion than OLED screens.

Ming-Chi Kuo has been in the process of developing computers and laptops with Mini LED screens in the pipeline since 2019, said ming-chi Kuo.

As he said in September: The first Device from Apple with the new screen technology will be the iPad Pro measuring 12.9 inches.

Bloomberg also reported that Apple has tested these new iPad Pro devices using the Thunderbolt port, which will be able to transfer data faster than the USB-C port currently on the iPad Pro.

Apple's current 11-inch iPad Pro costs $799 and the larger model starts at $999.

In addition to the new iPad Pro, Apple is also updating the iPad mini with a larger screen than the 7.9-inch screen currently used in the company's smallest tablet.

Apple last updated the iPad mini in 2019 after not upgrading the device since 2015, and the new iPad mini could be launched as early as this year.

Apple also plans to update its cheapest iPad with a new, thinner and lighter design sometime this year, and Apple last updated its basic iPad in September.

The report comes at a time when Apple's iPad business has been boosted by people looking for computers to work and play from home during the Coronavirus pandemic.

During the last quarter of the holiday, Apple recorded iPad sales of $8.4 billion, up 42 percent from the previous year.