New entry-level iPad, iPad mini coming alongside 2021 iPad Pro

Marco Green
April 21, 2021

Tomorrow's Apple event is expected to bring a new iPad Pro lineup, but you should expect it to also bring a price increase as well. Other than the new finish, no new features or changes were announced. According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, the company will refresh its iPad lineup, including iPad Pro, iPad mini, and the new low-priced iPad at the Apple event. As PCMag's Sascha Segan notes, "Putting an M1 chip into the iPad Pro makes it equal in power with the latest Macs". The current 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 with a 128GB and Wi-Fi configuration, while the equivalent 12.9-inch version starts at $999. Needless to say, all of this is speculation at the moment and it won't be long until the new iPad Pro is official.

It is speculated that Apple may differentiate the two models on basis of the camera sensors as it's started to do with the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro.

Apple talked up the visual experience on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which sports a Liquid Retina XDR display similar to that found on the Apple Pro Display XDR.

The iPad mini and the base iPad model are also expected to get an updated chip.

Tuesday is not only 420, but Apple's big spring event where new iPads, AirPods, and maybe even AirTags could be unveiled along with other new products.

Apple last refreshed the current iPad Pro lineup past year, and even then it wasn't a huge revamp for a product that has proven popular among iPad power users.

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