Prosser claims 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will ship separately on May 21 and 22
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a somewhat wobbly track record when it comes to reporting on Apple’s future releases, has claimed on Monday that the recently announced 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be released separately on May 21 and 22.
This would mean that the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro would begin delivering to customers on Friday, and the larger 12.9-inch model on Saturday – a day Apple doesn’t typically release new products.
Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the new iPad Pro on Friday, alongside its all-new iMac and updated Apple TV. Currently, Apple says the new devices will be available during the “second half of May.”
Kinda weird… but this is what I’m hearing 🤔
iPad Pro launch
11” – May 22
12.9” – May 21
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 26, 2021
The new iPad Pro delivers a massive leap in performance thanks to the M1 chip introduced with the new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini last November. Apple says the 8-core CPU features the world’s fastest CPU cores in low-power silicon — delivering up to 50 percent faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic, delivering up to 40 percent faster GPU performance.
For the first time, Apple is introducing a 2TB capacity to the iPad, adding support for Thunderbolt and USB 4, making the USB-C port on the device the fastest, most versatile port ever on an iPad, with 4x more bandwidth for wired connections than the previous iPad Pro — up to 40Gbps.
The new Liquid Retina XDR display, available only on the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, brings front-of-screen performance of the Pro Display XDR to the iPad. Engineered with a new mini-LED design that uses over 10,000 LEDs across the entire back of the display, the Liquid Retina XDR display features up to 1000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1600 nits of peak brightness, and a phenomenal 1 million-to-1 contrast ratio.