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Apple plans to announce new iPads in early April, one of the business segments that has performed best during the health crisis due to telecommuting or remote study derived from home confinement.
As reported by Bloomberg, the company plans to update its iPad Pro line by adding improvements to the cameras and processor, according to people close to the brand. The new models would have a similar design to the current ones and would be available in 2 screen sizes: 11 and 12.9 inches.
The devices would incorporate an updated processor that, according to the same source, will be on par with the M1, the chip incorporated in the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. The company is also planning to include a Mini-LED display in a larger model that would be brighter and have improved contrast ratios.
People close to the brand point out that, during the tests, the new iPad Pro have used a Thunderbolt connector, the same port included in the latest Macs with custom Apple processors. This connection does not require new chargers but would allow connectivity with additional external monitors, hard drives, and other peripherals.
It would also improve the data synchronization that USB-C technology uses on current models.
I have found the perfect combination of performance, battery life and portability in the 2020 MacBook Air with M1 processor.
Bloomberg explained that brand spokespeople have declined to comment and noted that the company has yet to announce its first product launch event of the year, so its plans could still change.
The iPad is part of one of the most successful segments for the company during 2020, generating more than $8.4 billion in revenue during the key quarter alone, the most since 2014. Sales increased, primarily, due to home confinement and the resulting telecommuting or remote study.
Apple has explained that it wants to keep betting on these models to maintain interest in the tablet line.
The company has already announced that it will update its cheapest iPad, aimed at students, by the end of the year and is preparing to launch a new iPad mini with a larger screen later this year.
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