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Apple is planning a range of transformative upgrades for the iPad lineup in the coming years, including a new 14.1-inch model and an 11-inch model with an OLED display, as well as the introduction of under-screen camera technology and foldable displays, according to reliable display analyst Ross Young.

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The comments, made on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, provide insights into Apple's future plans for the iPad. Among the key new details is the fact that Young no longer believes that the 14.1-inch iPad rumored to launch early next year will feature mini-LED technology, with the display effectively being the same LCD that is in the current iPad Air. He added that he is seeking further confirmation from suppliers about the larger device.

Young believes that the 11-inch iPad Pro will stick with its current display technology in the immediate future, with Apple having no plans to upgrade it to a mini-LED display or "Liquid Retina XDR" like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The company is instead said to be waiting for the jump to OLED displays, which is scheduled to occur for both the 11-inch and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro simultaneously in 2024. Young said that Apple expects the OLED 11-inch iPad Pro to sell in considerably higher volumes than the OLED 12.9-inch iPad Pro during their launch year.

Young thinks that Apple's under-display TrueDepth camera could come to the iPad before it comes to the iPhone, with the technology being easier to introduce underneath a larger display with lower pixels per inch. The implementation is also said to be more feasible because the iPad is manufactured in lower volume than the iPhone. He added that this new feature could theoretically emerge as soon as next year, well ahead of when the technology is expected to appear on the iPhone.

In addition, Young claimed that obtaining a sufficient volume of cover glass has been a key limiting factor in Apple's failure to bring a foldable iPhone to market so far. The company is not expected to face such problems with a larger foldable iPad or MacBook, hence why a bigger Apple foldable device could also come to market before a foldable iPhone.

Article Link: Apple's Future iPad Updates: 14-Inch Model, Under-Display TrueDepth, OLED Technology and More
 

AbsoluteAnointedOne

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None of this matters without improvements to iPadOS. the M1 iPad is already an absolute HORSE. Camera improvements are at the bottom of iPad users most wanted lists. Foldable displays just aren't ready.
The thing that hold iPadOS back is Apple themselves; not being able to run proper development tools, usb-c support, desktop mode when docked to a mouse and keyboard, and of course a too useful iPad would mean less MacBook sales
 

JGIGS

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CANADA!
what more improvements do you want to iPadOS.? We need app devs to make better apps.

With it now reaching 14in and with all the power it has kinda would want it to be able to act both as a Tablet when wanted and function more like a computer when wanted.

14" ipad seems like a lot to hold in the hand. Book your physio appt for your shoulders if you plan on holding this thing in your hand most of the time.

Even the 11" pro isn't easy to hold on to for long periods of time IMO.
 

Coreymac84

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what more improvements do you want to iPadOS.? We need app devs to make better apps.

An actual desktop that isn't a blown up iPhone Home Screen for one, where files/folders can be placed directly on it for an extra layer of file management that is tied to the iCloud Drive just like a Mac. A finder that searches for keywords within files and not just file names. Those would be helpful starts.
 
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anshuvorty

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An actual desktop that isn't a blown up iPhone for one Home Screen for one, where files/folders can be placed directly on it for an extra layer of file management that is tied to the iCloud Drive just like a Mac. A finder that searches for keywords within files and not just file names. Those would be helpful starts.
It sounds like you want to be able to dual boot between macOS and iPadOS on that iPad....
 

SSDGUY

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Who takes pictures with their iPad?
Not me, unless I can't find my phone at a particular moment. Though, just the other day I was checking out an iPad Mini and thinking that it if had a really good camera, it would be a great tool for shooting video (or photos). The light weight, easy handling and relatively large screen would be pretty cool for seeing what's going on in a shot, much like the small monitors pros use with their DSLR rigs.
 

GooseInTheCaboose

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When will we see an update to the 11 inch? It has been so long already, and the last update was nothing more than a chip swap
 

Digitalguy

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The 14.1in iPad will probably weigh as much as the 2015 pro and with OLED it will be even less. The 14.6in Samsung S8 ultra is the same weight as the 2015 pro (technically a couple of grams lighter) thanks to the OLED screen, which requires less layers.
The weight difference with the current 12.9 will probably be barely noticeable...
 

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oh wow im really curious as to which price it'll have .if it could be priced like the pro 11 it'd be an instant buy for me

in the meantime ,imma settle on an ipad 9th hoping i'll be able to resell it lol
 

MacFan23

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Nope I want an iPad that magically transforms the interface to a Mac when I attach a mouse and keyboard or click a button in the control center
This reminds me of people who insist they want pro apps like final cut on iPad.

People want it because it’s not there, but if it ever was, the same users would just use a mac anyway and complain that the iPad experience isn’t as good.
 

boomer0127

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Sounds like dual booting to me...
Would it be worth having the "guts" of a computer in a keyboard and letting the iPad be a monitor to the keyboard (and access to iPad storage to run MacOS? I just don't think there are enough developers ready to port their MacOS apps to touch. Even powerpoint is horrible on iPad. Word/Excel are usable, but not perfect. I'd love to be able to access desktop versions of certain apps using my iPad Pro screen temporarily. I do 95% of my work on my iPadPro, with this I'll never need a desktop again!
 

Coreymac84

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It sounds like you want to be able to dual boot between macOS and iPadOS on that iPad....

You could simply have a virtual desktop. It doesn't need to be full fledged macOS. It just reduces the restricting feeling of file management to an app that takes up the entire screen with files. Remove the iPhone vibe.
 

AbsoluteAnointedOne

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Sounds like dual booting to me...
Then you’ve never deul booted before, which requires a full restart to enter a different operating system via the bios or boot menu

You might be talking about virtual machines but those come with inherent performance penalties
 

anshuvorty

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Would it be worth having the "guts" of a computer in a keyboard and letting the iPad be a monitor to the keyboard (and access to iPad storage to run MacOS? I just don't think there are enough developers ready to port their MacOS apps to touch. Even powerpoint is horrible on iPad. Word/Excel are usable, but not perfect. I'd love to be able to access desktop versions of certain apps using my iPad Pro screen temporarily. I do 95% of my work on my iPadPro, with this I'll never need a desktop again!

The Apple devs are clearly heading down this path, the path of making iPadOS more desktop centric. The biggest evidence is when Craig Federighi announced that "Desktop-class apps" are coming to iPadOS at this year's WWDC...hell, if you are just going replicate the desktop experience, you might just save yourself some time and just allow dual booting...that allows power users to get the power and flexibility of the desktop environment and it allows devs to save themselves time too in the process - devs won't have to replicate their work...

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I just think it is dumb that Apple is just replicating their work from 20 years ago for the iPad, when, they could easily just allow dual booting....
 
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