What you need to know
- The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro will reportedly be thicker than the current generation.
- The new iPad will apparently be 0.5mm thicker to accommodate the mini-LED display.
The upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro might add some thickness in order to handle that mini-LED display.
As reported by MacRumors, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be 0.5mm thicker than the current generation. This change in thickness is apparently due to the inclusion of a mini-LED display, a first for any Apple device. The outlet got its hands on photos from a "source that designs accessories for Apple devices."
In addition to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro increasing in overall thickness, it may also grow its camera bump. That's in stark comparison to the new 11-inch iPad Pro, which is expected to stay the same size and potentially shrink its camera bump. This could be due to the rumor that the mini-LED display will be reserved for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The new iPad Pros are expected to be unveiled at tomorrow's 'Spring loaded' Apple Event. In addition to new iPads, Apple is also rumored to announce its long-rumored AirTags, new Apple silicon iMacs, and even Apple Podcasts+.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.