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8 Reasons to Wait for the 2021 iPad Pro & 3 Reasons Not To

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Apple is reportedly working on a new version of the iPad Pro and the release date is getting close.

If you’re in the market for a new iPad you’ve got a lot of options.

Apple’s iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, and 10.2-inch iPad are worth a look if you want solid performance, but don’t want to break the bank. Same goes for the new iPad Air 4 and eighth-generation iPad.

You’ll also want to investigate the 2018 iPad Pros which can still hold their own. They’re also much cheaper than they once were thanks to the 2020 iPad Pro launch.

Last year, Apple released new iPad Pro models with an assortment of upgrades including new processors, a LiDAR Scanner for enhanced AR (Augmented Reality), and better microphones.

Despite these upgrades, the new iPad Pros are more of a refresh than an overhaul and some of you might want to hang around and wait for Apple to make additional changes to the iPad Pro line. Especially now that we’re pushing into Apple’s first product launch window.

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2021 iPad Pro Rumors

Initially it looked like Apple would launch a new flagship iPad Pro model in the fall of 2020. Rumors repeatedly hinted at an arrival in 2020. That didn’t happen and rumors are now telling a much different story.

In April of last year, multiple reports stated that the new iPad Pro’s release had been pushed to 2021 due to the strain the coronavirus outbreak’s put on Apple’s supply chain.

Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has thrown his weight behind the rumored delay. Kuo, who initially said that we might see multiple iPads launch in the fall, now says these products have probably been pushed into 2021. Kuo is a reliable source who has accurately predicted many Apple launches ahead of time.

According to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Chinese research firm GF Securities, Apple will launch a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED tech in the first quarter of this year. This lines up with Kuo’s timing.

Another a batch of rumors that come from Twitter accounts L0vetodream and choco_dream suggest that Apple is working on multiple iPad Pro models for 2021.

Digitimes claims Apple will launch a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display in the second quarter of this year.

We’ve also seen a purported accessory for a new 11-inch iPad model appear at a Target store. While most iPad Pro rumors have centered around a new 12.9-inch model, Apple will likely update the smaller iPad Pro as well.

We don’t know everything about Apple’s rumored 2021 iPad Pro, but rumors have outed a number of potential features including faster data speeds, new display technology, and an improved processor.

These iPad Pro 2021 rumors put those of you in the hunt for a new iPad in a tough position: Upgrade now or wait. While there are some great reasons to buy a new tablet right now, there are also some great reasons to hang around and wait for Apple’s announcements.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to consider waiting for the rumored 2021 iPad Pro and the best reasons to buy something else.

Wait Because the iPad Pro 2021 Release Date Is Close

Wait Because the iPad Pro 2021 Release Date Is Close

The 2021 iPad Pro release date is heavily rumored for April so if you can wait a few more days, we recommend doing so.

Apple's confirmed a "Spring Loaded" launch event for April 20th and it's there that we'll likely hear about the new iPad Pro models for the first time. 

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, a reputable source, says the new iPad Pro models will launch in the latter half of April. 

According to Nikkei Asia, iPad and MacBook production has been delayed due to the global chip shortage. The report states that iPad assembly is complicated by a "shortage of displays and display components." 

Gurman's saying the top-tier iPad Pro (the 12.9-inch model) is "facing production issues that could lead to short initial supplies of the new device."

If you're interested in a top-of-the-line iPad Pro, think about holding out for a little while longer. And if you want one ASAP, you'll probably want to put in a pre-order.

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  1. John

    02/19/2021 at 11:51 pm

    That’s stupid of course wait who would not wait

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