Currently, the largest iPad that can be purchased is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. While that’s a lot of screen for a tablet, famed Apple leaker Mark Grumann (via 9to5mac) says iPads with even larger screens may be released in the coming years. It’s hard to say the exact screen size of upcoming iPad models at this point, but it could easily exceed the 14-inch figure. Apple has long advertised iPads as a replacement for laptops, and these future models could actually be of use, provided Apple improves on the iPad OS, which is a proficient mobile operating system but fails as a complete replacement for computers. desktops / laptops.
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However, larger iPads run the real risk of undercutting MacBooks, especially now that they use the same M1 processor. Future iterations of the two products could also follow, as it would be tedious for Apple to develop hardware-specific chipsets. Apple could compensate by bringing back the long-dead 17-inch MacBook Pro variant, a move that would be universally welcomed by fans, enthusiasts and creators.
However, it might be years before we see the new iPads with bigger screens. In the meantime, Apple plans to release a new iPad Mini model later this year, alongside an entry-level 10.2-inch variant. Details on either device are sketchy, but we can expect them to run the same M1 chips as the recently unveiled 11in and 12.9in iPad Pro. The iPad Mini is expected to retain its compact design, but will offer a larger screen, as renderings suggest thinner bezels and no home button. Finally, the upcoming iPad Pro is also expected to support wireless charging and even reverse wireless charging.