Apple to release 5G iPad Pro models in late 2020
Apple will release new 5G iPad Pro models in late 2020, according to a new report by Taiwanese source DigiTimes which claims the new devices will be equipped with 5nm-based A14 chips and support a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz bands.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will unveil its 5G-equipped iPad Pro models alongside launching its next-generation iPhone line in September, despite Apple usually unveiling updated iPad models the month after in October. The report claims like the iPhone 12, Apple’s new iPad Pro range will support a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz bands, likely varying by region.
The paywalled report follows after DigiTimes claimed Apple’s next-generation devices may not enter mass production on schedule as a result of the coronavirus, leading to potential stock shortages at launch and through the holiday shopping season.
Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14, the sources said. – A14 can be applied to diverse iOS mobile devices for different 5G frequency bands as long as corresponding modem chips and AiP modules are adopted, the sources indicated, adding that Qualcomm will provide 5G Snapdragon X55 modem chipsets for new iPhone devices in 2020.
Apple’s new iPad Pro models are expected to gain an iPhone 11 Pro-style rear triple-lens camera system to allow creatives to shoot high quality 4K videos as well as to offer users enhanced AR capabilities.