Apple is expected to release new iPad Pro models soon despite facing supply problems with the Mini LED displays. Bloomberg reports the new models should arrive later this month but supply could be limited at launch.
Bloomberg’s story corroborates with Nikkei’s report which stated last week that iPad production has been affected due to a shortage of displays and display components.
“Apple still intends to announce updated iPad Pro tablets in two sizes as early as this month, other people familiar with its product road map said,” reports Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. “The MiniLED screen, which will improve contrast ratios and deliver a brighter picture, will be exclusive to the pricier 12.9-inch model. The production hiccup could mean that the larger iPad Pro will ship later and be available in constrained quantities to begin with, the people said.”
It is not known yet if Apple will hold a virtual event to announce the new iPad Pro models or just announce it through a press release like last year’s models. The new models are expected to have a processor similar to the M1 chip with faster performance, ship with upgraded cameras and USB-C port with Thunderbolt connection support.