Tech giant Apple is planning to come up with a new iPad Pro. The device will feature 5G mmWave support. The 5G-enabled high-end iPad Pro model will hit the shelves next year. mmWave wave is a set of 5G frequencies. It promises ultra-fast speeds, especially at short distances. The new iPad Pro with 5G mmWave support will make the product best suited for localities that are densely populated. Notably, the Cupertino-based company has successfully developed its own in-house mmWave. The 2021 iPhone lineup could also see mmWave support. The iPhone 12 series in the US exclusively supports the technology. Apple is planning to roll out the technology worldwide.
Apple aims to push the technology further by launching it on products other than the iPhone. The company generally introduces high-end features in the Pro range first. Other iPad models will get support gradually. The iPhone maker is working on a high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The mini-LED display will be followed by an 11-inch model too. The production of the displays will begin from the fourth quarter while the company will begin assembling the product by the first half of the near year. Reports earlier claimed that Apple is shifting the next iPad Pro lineup to OLED displays. It is also speculated that a mini-LED iPad Pro could be released early next year.
Apple is working to launch six new mini-LED devices. It includes a new 16-inch and a 14-inch MacBook Pro. Apple has invested USD 330 million in a Taiwan-based company for a micro-LED factory. The company is in the business of manufacturing displays for future iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other products. In another related development, Apple is planning to launch a new set of AirPods 3 early in 2021. It will be more affordable than the Pro models. It will come with higher-end features. The company has hinted at offering active noise cancellation. It could also see Ambient Light Sensors. This will help users in monitoring blood oxygen levels and heart rate.