Leaker tips iPad Ultra to feature 14.1-inch display and Apple M3 Pro chip
Apparently, Apple is working towards releasing a third iPad Pro model that will be even larger than the current 12.9-inch edition. According to @Tech_Reve, the company continues to develop a 14.1-inch version. Contrary to earlier leaks, this 14.1-inch model will house the Apple M3 Pro and not just the entry-level Apple M3.
Currently thought of as the iPad Pro Max or the iPad Pro Ultra, the tablet is not expected to land until 2024. In principle, recent iPad Pro tablets could serve as effective MacBook replacements, but for iPadOS. The same leaker adds that Apple will seek to rectify these shortcomings by porting 'many features from macOS'. Unfortunately, it remains to be seen what Apple has planned for future versions of iPadOS, other than making it work more like a conventional desktop operating system in docked mode.
@Tech_Reve reports that Apple will hold off from delivering these major iPadOS changes until 2024. Purportedly, Final Cut Pro could be headed to Apple's tablet OS next year, as well as dual 6K/60 Hz external display support. Logic Pro may not arrive for another year, though. As always, we would recommend exercising some scepticism over these rumours for now, given that some are over a year away. In the meantime, Apple is expected to introduce iPadOS 17 next month at WWDC 2023, which will run between June 5 and June 9.