Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display will not launch until at least the second quarter of the year, say industry sources cited by a DigiTimes report.
From the report:
Epistar has become the exclusive supplier of miniLED chips to be used in 12.9-inch miniLED-backlit iPad Pro, with nearly 50% of the corresponding production capacity booked up for the tablet and volume shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2021, the sources said.
Last week, the publication reported that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro could launch at the end of March, or early in the second quarter. The publication has shifted its prediction a bit, now stating that shipments for the new iPad will begin in the second quarter.
Apple is rumored to be readying for an event to be held this month, where it may launch AirTags, AirPods 3, and new iPad Pro models. However, DigiTimes now says the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display will not launch until at least April.
As is usual for rumors such as this, take all reports with a grain of your favorite low-sodium seasoning.