Apple is planning a number of transformative improvements to the iPad lineup in the coming years, including a new 14.1-inch model and an 11-inch model with an OLED screen, as well as the introduction of under-display camera technology and foldable screens. according to reliable screen analyst Ross Young.


The comments, made on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, offer insight into Apple’s future plans for the iPad. Among the key new details is the fact that Young no longer believes the 14.1-inch iPad rumored to launch early next year will feature mini-LED technology, with the display effectively being the same LCD that’s on the current iPad Air . He added that he is seeking further confirmation from suppliers for the larger device.

Young believes the 11-inch iPad Pro will stick with its current display technology for the foreseeable future, with Apple having no plans to upgrade it to a mini-LED or “Liquid Retina XDR” display like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Instead, the company is said to be waiting for the jump to OLED displays, which is slated to happen for both the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro simultaneously. Young said Apple expects the 11-inch iPad Pro OLED to sell in significantly higher volumes than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro OLED during their launch year.

Young thinks Apple’s under-display TrueDepth camera could come to the iPad before it comes to the iPhone, with the technology easier to fit under a larger display with lower pixels per inch. Implementation is also said to be more feasible because the iPad is produced in lower volume than the iPhone. He added that this new feature could theoretically appear next year, well before when the technology is expected to appear on the iPhone.

In addition, Young claimed that getting enough volume of the cover glass has been a key limiting factor in Apple’s failure to bring a foldable iPhone to market so far. The company isn’t expected to face such problems with a larger foldable iPad or MacBook, so a bigger foldable Apple device could hit the market before a foldable iPhone.

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