12.9-inch iPad Air, revealed to use Mini-LED screen, may be unveiled in May

Ipad Air

It has been two full years since the previous generation iPad Air was released. Recently, DSCC CEO Ross Young brought the latest news. It is expected that the iPad Air will have a 12.9-inch version with a Mini-LED screen and will be released next month.

Ross Young said that the new 12.9-inch iPad Air will use the same Mini-LED display as the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro model.

This screen has 2596 full-array local dimming zones, a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, 264 PPI and a peak brightness of up to 1600 nits.

12.9-inch iPad
12.9-inch iPad

Whether on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology has always been “exclusive to the Pro series”. After all, it itself bears the name “Pro.”

The 12.9-inch display in the news supports ProMotion adaptive refresh rate in terms of hardware, but we are not yet sure whether Apple will decentralize it to the iPad Air.

However, according to the news, Apple did not cancel the 10.9-inch iPad Air, but added a larger size. The 10.9-inch iPad Air will still be equipped with a traditional LCD panel.

When purchasing, you can choose the tablet size according to your personal usage habits.

For many friends who have entertainment and light office needs but are not engage in professional fields, the 12.9-inch iPad Air will be a more cost-effective choice.

12.9-inch iPad
12.9-inch iPad

USB-C interface

There has been news before that the Touch ID switch key, volume keys, USB-C interface, etc. of the new iPad Air are consistent with the previous generation.

The biggest difference from the previous generation is that in order to achieve better image performance. The new iPad Air series uses a larger photosensitive component and also adds a flash under the lens.

Therefore, the lens module of the new iPad Air series will be slightly higher than the back panel. It giving a visual feel like the back of the iPhone X.

In addition to the new iPad Air, recent news about iPad series updates has never stopped.

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the new iPad is likely to be release in the second week of May. Apple Stores will also begin stocking preparations.

This update will include the OLED iPad Pro equipped with the M3 chip. It equipped with the M2 chip.

12.9-inch iPad
12.9-inch iPad

In the previous beta version of iPadOS 17.5, 9to5Mac also discovered multiple pieces of code. Implying that the new Apple Pencil will have an important update: a new “squeeze gesture”.

The new squeeze gesture allows users to quickly perform some simple interactions. It making more convenient and flexible for users to add shapes, signatures, stickers, or text in various operations.

Presumably, the gesture will be trigger by pressing the surface of the Apple Pencil barrel.

12.9-inch iPad
12.9-inch iPad

In addition, Mark Gurman previously said that the Magic Keyboard will also receive new updates. Which may include an upgrade to a larger trackpad.

For the above new products, Apple may not hold a special press conference. It will most likely release them directly on the official website.

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