A Thunderbolt connector might be included on Apple’s next iPad Pro, according to a Bloomberg report.
The addition of a Thunderbolt connection to the iPad Pro, according to a fascinating story by Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman published on Tuesday, would improve the tablet’s compatibility with external displays and hard drives, allow for speedier data syncing, among other benefits.
The next-generation iPad Pro, according to Gurman, will have an updated A14X processor that will put it “on par” with the M1 chip found in the MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air. It will also have better cameras and a long-rumored mini-LED display that will provide many of the same advantages as OLED while using less power.
The most recent Macs with specially designed Apple CPUs utilise the Thunderbolt connection, as did the new iPad Pros during testing. The connector would allow communication with more external displays, hard drives, and peripherals without requiring new charges. Additionally, it syncs data more quickly than the USB-C technology seen in the most recent models.
According to Gurman, who is reiterating earlier claims made after alleged CAD renders leaked earlier in the year, the new models will resemble the current iPad Pros and have the same 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes. This suggests that not many changes will be made to the new model’s overall appearance.
According to frequent Apple leaker Jon Prosser, the firm will now introduce an upgraded iPad Pro plus AirTags and maybe an update to the Apple TV at its reported March event in April.
According to Gurman’s claim, Apple will probably also release a “thinner and lighter” iPad at some time this year, along with a new iPad mini with a bigger display.