Apple will build even more magnets into the 2021 iPad Pro, according to a tipster. The same source also rendered images supposedly based on CAD drawings of the upcoming 12.9- and 11-inch versions.
Other changes rumored for Appleâ€™s next top-tier tablet include an improved screen and optional 5G.
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â€œApple could add something like magnetic connectors at the top and bottom edges next to the speaker holes (based on Davidâ€™s source CAD drawings),â€� reports the Italian-language site Pigtou in a machine translation. Leaker xleaks7Â (aka David Kowalski)Â shared this info about the 2021 iPad Pro with the site.
Apple tablets already include several magnets â€” some to hold on the Apple Pencil, and others to attach a Smart Keyboard or Smart Cover. There are none where this unconfirmed report indicates, however. Itâ€™s not yet clear exactly what theyâ€™ll be for.
2021 iPad Pro: Size matters
The next 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro will be the same height and width as its predecessor, but will be 6.39mm thick, up from 6.1mm.Â The 11-inch version will be exactly the same size as the equivalent 2020 model, according to xleaks7 and Pigtou. That difference sparked speculation that only the full-size version will get a mini-LED display, a signature feature of the upcoming tablet.
xleaks7â€™s CAD drawings donâ€™t reveal anything about the type of screen, processor or release date. But previous reports indicated the 2021 iPad Pro will arrive in March.Â Itâ€™s widely expected to run a speedier version of Appleâ€™s X14 processor that debuted in the iPad Air 4 and iPhone 12. Thereâ€™s no word yet on price.