Just months after the launch of the iPhone 12 series, we now have an exclusive first look at the 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) detaling the general design of the powerful tablet. The leaked RAW CAD render, obtained from our trusted source who wished to remain anonymous shows there will not be big design changes to the 11-inch iPad Pro.
Earlier in January, we got wind of Apple working on a refreshed 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and they will be announced in March this year. The report had stated that Apple will keep the general design of the iPad Pro same as last year, but make changes to the internal speaker system, possibly by reducing the number of speakers holes and changing their positions. If the report is considered accurate, we dont’ have to wait long to see actual live images of the 11-inch iPad Pro (2021). But here’s a close look at the design.
iPad Pro 11 (2021): Design Specs
While there are some information around the upcoming iPad Pro doing the rounds, what’s confirmed to us is the dimension and the screen-size. The name itself gives away the screen size. The 11-inch size is not new. Apple adopted the screen size in the third generation iPad Pro. According to our trusted source, the upcoming 11-inch iPad Pro will have the dimensions 245.74 x 176.61 x 5.90mm.
Comparing against the previous generation, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) will sport the same thickness, but Apple will shave off some millimeters from the length and breadth. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) is rumoured to be ever so slightly smaller, thinner but will have the same thickness as before.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021): Industrial Design
Looking at the renders, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) will have the same design as before, in line with the previous report. The slate-like form factor will continue and the camera module also looks the same as before. A dual camera system coupled with space for an additional sensor and the LED flash, housed in a square-ish module that sits slightly raised from the main rear panel. The exact specifications of the cameras are still unknown. The bezels on the front, also seem to be the same as before. The renders also reveal the button positions. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) will house the volume rocker on the right side, while the lock button is on top. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) will continue to be charged by a USB-C cable, and the speaker grilles, as reported earlier, have indeed shrunk in size. On the right side of the render, there are cutouts for where the physical keyboard can be attached to the iPad Pro.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021): Availability and other details
As of now, not much is known about the upcoming iPad 11 (2021) except for a vague launch date and now some RAW CAD renders of the 11-inch model. There’s also rumours that Apple will switch to using MiniLED display in the upcoming iPad Pro. The new iPad Pros will reportedly be launched in March 2021, and we will likely get more details about the upcoming flagship tablets closer to the launch.