Apple plans to launch 2024 iPad Pro models with thinner bezels, optional matte finish

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Apple is said to be working on its next-generation iPad Pro model that will replace the model launched in 2022, and details of the upcoming tablet's display have surfaced online. According to details shared by tipster Instant Digital (translated from Chinese), the iPhone maker's next 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will be equipped with bezels that are significantly thinner than their predecessors. The company is also set to offer its iPad Pro models with an optional matte finish.

According to details shared by the tipster via Weibo, the successors to the 2022 11-inch- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will sport 7.12mm and 7.08mm bezels, respectively. MacRumors points out that these bezels are between 10 percent and 15 percent smaller than those on the company's 2022 models. According to the leaker, these measurements exclude the flat aluminum edges of the tablet.

Readers will recall that Apple reduced the bezel size on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max that were introduced in September 2023, and a recent report suggests that this trend may continue with their successors as well. .

In another post, Instant Digital claims that Apple is working on launching its 2024 iPad Pro models in “glossy and matte screen versions.” According to the tipster, the “haze value” of the latter will be 29 percent (+/- 4 percent). It is currently unclear whether the alleged matte version will be available at a higher price than the glossy finish version.

Recent reports suggest that Apple is planning to launch new iPad Pro models equipped with OLED screens in the coming weeks. This means we can expect to see new iPad Pro models in the last week of March or early April – these are expected to be powered by Apple's latest M3 chips. Along with these models, there may also be a 2024 iPad Air model which runs on the M2 chip.


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