Longtime Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a larger iPad model. Recent indications suggest that the wait may soon be over. It seems that Apple is now working on a unique variant of the iPadOS 17 operating system designed specifically for the larger, yet-to-be-announced iPad. The expected model will be a massive 14.1 inches, making it the largest iPad yet, even bigger than the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
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Twitter user @analyst941 first broke the story. Their sources claim that the special edition iPadOS 17 has been tweaked to allow the 14.1-inch device to drive two 6K screens simultaneously via the Thunderbolt 4 port. The model will use the M3 Pro processor and the refresh rate will be up to 60Hz. According to rumors, Apple may choose a new name for the future, larger iPad, such as ‘iPad Ultra’ or ‘iPad Studio’, to differentiate it from the current models.
Discussions about Apple’s interest in larger iPads have been going on for a long time. Originally, display analyst Ross Young predicted that the 14.1-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display would debut in the first quarter of 2023. Young later changed his prediction and stated that Apple will not be releasing a new 14.1-inch model in December. The implication was that the device had either been cancelled altogether or severely delayed.
Apple’s decision to create a customized version of the iPadOS 17 operating system suggests that the company is still keen to expand its iPad portfolio, despite the uncertainty surrounding the release of the 14.1-inch iPad. If the reports are accurate, the new model, which offers customers a larger screen and improved functionality, is guaranteed to cause a stir in the market. As with the launch of any new Apple product, the excitement is building among fans who can’t wait to see what the company has in store.