Apple’s 2024 iPad Pro may get a thinner design, reveals CAD renders

Apple is rumored to launch updated iPad Pro models as soon as next month, with the most significant change being the introduction of OLED displays for both the 11-inch and 13-inch models. If these rumors hold true, it would be the first time Apple will OLED technology into its iPad lineup.

Switching to OLED displays brings several advantages. OLED panels are notably thinner compared to LCD or mini-LED screens, allowing for slimmer device profiles. 

Recently leaked CAD drawings and rumored dimensions of the upcoming tablets support this. The design of the tablets appears to be the same as their predecessors, with the rear camera island positioned in the upper left corner and speakers and USB-C port located at the bottom of the device.

However, the latest rumored dimensions for the upcoming 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models suggest slimmer tablets than their predecessors. Here are the rumored dimensions of the current and upcoming models:

  • Current 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌: 247.6mm x 178.5mm x 5.9 mm
  • Upcoming 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌: 249.7mm x 177.5mm x 5.1mm
  • Current 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌: 280.6mm x 214.9mm x 6.4mm
  • Upcoming 13-inch ‌iPad Pro‌: ~281.5mm x 215.5mm x 5.0mm

One noticeable difference between the 2022 and 2024 models is the thickness. The 13-inch model is reportedly 1.4mm thinner (5.0mm vs 6.4mm), while the 11-inch model is 0.8mm thinner (5.1mm vs 5.9mm). 

This reduction in thickness can be attributed to the adoption of OLED panels, which require fewer layers compared to the previous LCD panels.

Besides this, the iPad Pro (2024) will also receive an upgrade under the hood, transitioning from the 5nm Apple M2 chipset to the more advanced 3nm M3. 

Additionally, there have been discussions about adding support for MagSafe charging, and consumers may also see a refreshed Magic Keyboard and a new Apple Pencil.




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