World's thinnest iPad Pro and iPad mini with inverted IPS screen matrix: What is known about tablets that Apple will release in 2024?

February 22, 2024  12:16

In 2024, Apple is expected to release a number of new devices, including the iPad Pro and iPad mini tablets. The first will most likely become the thinnest tablet in the company's history. There is no specific data about the second one yet, but there are many interesting rumors.

iPad Pro 2024

According to 9to5mac, there will be few changes to the 2024 iPad Pro, although it could become the thinnest tablet in Apple history. The LED screens in these tablets will most likely be changed to OLED, which consists of fewer layers, which will help make the screen and the entire device thinner.

According to the publication, the dimensions of the new 11-inch iPad Pro will be 249.7 by 177.5 by 5.1 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the current 11-inch model are 247.6 by 178.5 by 5.9 mm. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro measures 281.5 by 215.5 by 5.0 mm, while the current model measures 280.6 by 214.9 by 6.4 mm.

It is also known that the first 12.9-inch iPad Air will be almost identical in size to the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro model (280.6 by 214.9 by 6.0 mm).

iPad mini 2024

As for the 2024 iPad mini, MacRumors analyzed the rumors and compiled a list of the most likely features.

So, according to rumors, the tablet will receive an IPS screen, like previous models, but the matrix in it will be inverted - the top and bottom will be swapped in order to reduce the “jelly-like scrolling” effect, which some users of the current tablet model complain about when using it in portrait mode orientation.

Also, the seventh generation iPad mini may receive a new chip - A16 Bionic or one of the M-series processors that are already used in the Air and Pro tablets.

There is also information according to which the 2024 iPad mini will have updated front and rear cameras. The current model of the smartphone uses the same cameras as all current iPads - a 12-megapixel rear camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle front camera with ƒ/2.4 aperture.

Some insiders do not rule out that the mini tablets will have an expanded choice of colors: colors such as “Space Gray”, “Starlight”, “Pink” and “Purple” may appear.

When are all the mentioned tablets expected to be released?

There are no exact dates yet. According to rumors, the release of the iPad Pro and iPad Air of the 2024 model could take place as early as the end of March.

But the mini line will most likely be updated with the latest. This will happen, according to rumors, no earlier than the end of the year.

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