The current generation iPad Air has a screen size of 10,9 inches and according to whatAccording to the latest reports, Apple is expected to release a 12,9-inch model soon, making it the same size as the iPad Pro. Now, according to a display analyst, shipments of this panel will begin later this month, implying that it will be released "sooner than expected."
Super-sized iPad Air will have aesthetic and specification differences to avoid confusion between the larger iPad Pro
Η Apple έχει ήδη αναφερθεί ότι ετοιμάζει μια μεγαλύτερη έκδοση του iPad Air, με τον ιδρυτή και CEO της Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) Ross Young να δηλώνει στο X ότι οι αποστολές της οθόνης του tablet θα πραγματοποιηθούν αργότερα αυτόν τον μήνα. Δεδομένου ότι ο Young έχει εξαιρετικό ιστορικό, η πρόβλεψή του δείχνει ότι η Apple θα προσπαθήσει να αποκαλύψει τη μεγαλύτερη πλάκα νωρίτερα, καθιστώντας την πρώτη φορά που η εταιρεία σκοπεύει να προσθέσει ένα τέτοιο προϊόν στη σειρά iPad της.
For those who think a 12,9-inch iPad Air will make the entire iPad range even more confusing to choose from, there will be a number of differences that will separate this version from the 'Pro' duo. The biggest one will be the screen upgrade. Both iPad Pro models are expected to be attracted by mini-LED in OLED next year, so high contrast, deeper blacks, increased brightness and more can be seen on the iPad Air's 'Liquid Retina' IPS LCD display.
12,9” iPad Air panel shipments began in December…
- Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 10 2023
Another difference is that the iPad Air will likely lose it technology ProMotion, making the iPad Pro series the only one to support a high refresh rate panel. Thanks to the OLED upgrade, Apple could take the design of the iPad Pro models to the next level by incorporating thinner bezels on the 11-inch and 12,9-inch models.
With the iPad Air's IPS LCD screen, there are limits to how far those bezels can go, so this slate won't look as futuristic as the iPad Pro. As for the iPad Pro, one person asked Young when OLED shipments would begin, with Young replying in January. We expect the new tablets to be announced in the first quarter of 2024, and that's when we'll find out exactly how the new slates have changed both in specifications as well as in design so stay tuned for more updates.