Computers & Laptops | February 9, 2024
Both the iPad Pro and the MacBook Air with the M3 chip, along with other iPad models, are just around the corner. This has been confirmed by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who has revealed that both devices are in production in Apple’s supply chain and could be launched as early as the end of March.
Gurman specifically details that Apple could introduce a new iPad Pro with the M3 chip and an OLED display, as well as two new iPad Air models; one with updated specifications and another new version with a 12.9-inch screen. The company will also release two MacBook Air models with the M3 chip; one with a 13-inch display and another with a 15-inch display, a size introduced last year.
The MacBook Air will be the most modest novelty among all the new products that Apple will announce in March. It is expected to maintain the same design and screen. The main change, therefore, will be in the processor, which will offer slightly better performance compared to the M2, as well as better energy efficiency, which could improve the autonomy of both devices. The M3 chips are already present in the MacBook Pro.
display In addition to the M3 chip, one of the main novelties of the new iPad Pro will be, once again, the inclusion of an OLED display in both size versions. Until now, Apple only incorporated micro-LED technology in the 12.9-inch model, while the 11-inch iPad Pro uses LCD technology. OLED displays, on the other hand, are much more efficient and offer both better contrast and better colors, so this innovation could give both variants more autonomy and, of course, a better display.
The iPad Pro will also retain ProMotion technology, which offers a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. According to some rumors, they could also include MagSafe for the magnetic attachment of accessories. Apple could also change the location of the front camera and place it in a landscape position, that is, horizontally.
Regarding the iPad Air, there are not expected to be major changes beyond the chip and the new 12.9-inch variant. In this case, Apple could opt for the M2, which is slightly inferior to the M3 that will come to the iPad Pro. It is expected to maintain the same appearance as the current model, making it compatible with accessories and the second-generation Apple Pencil.