Apple's future OLED iPad Pro models are rumored to be much thinner

by Julie Clover

Apple plans to update its iPad Air and iPad Pro lines as early as March, and the new ‌iPad Pro‌ the models will be significantly thinner in line with 9to5Mac's dimensions. Citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, the site claims the larger version will be more than 1mm thinner.

The current 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ The thickness is 6.4mm, but the new model is said to be 5mm thick. As for the 11-inch iPad Pro, its thickness is currently 5.9 mm, while the thickness of the updated version is 5.1 mm. Both tablets could be slightly larger.

  • The current 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ – 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm
  • The upcoming 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ – 249.7 x 177.5 x 5.1 mm
  • Current 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ – 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm
  • The upcoming 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ – 281.5 x 215.5 x 5.0 mm

This reduction in body size suggests a noticeable design change, made possible by an even more significant upgrade – OLED display technology. OLED display panels are thinner than LCD panels, allowing Apple to reduce the thickness of its tablets.

It is expected that along with the ‌iPad Pro‌ Apple will introduce two new ‌iPad Air‌ models, including for the first time a larger 12.9-inch version. The larger ‌iPad Air‌ will be almost the same size as the current ‌iPad Pro‌: 280.6 x 214.9 x 6 mm.

Apple limits OLED display technology to the Pro line, so although the 12.9-inch &zwnj ;iPad Air‌ It will be similar in length and width to the ‌iPad Pro‌, but it will be thicker as it will still feature an LCD display.

All new iPads are expected to feature Apple's M3 processor, which is the first introduced last year in updated MacBook Pro models. We haven't heard details about the event, but we're expecting something in late March/early April.

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