Apple is reportedly launching new iPads with improved cameras as soon as April

Customers admire iPad Pro products in an Apple retail store in Shanghai.
Customers admire iPad Pro products in an Apple retail store in Shanghai. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
  • Apple is releasing new iPads as soon as April, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
  • The new iPad Pro models will come with a faster processor and improved cameras, they said.
  • The sources said they would have the same 28cm and 33cm screen sizes as the current iPads.
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Apple is planning to launch new iPads as early as April, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday.

The tech giant wants to add a faster processor and an improved camera onto the new iPad Pros, people with knowledge of the matter told the publication.

The larger models will have a Mini-LED screen, which will enhance the contrast and brightness of the display, they said.

They added that the new iPads will look similar to the current 28cm and 33cm iPad Pros which start at around $US799 ($1,029) and $US999 ($1,287) respectively. The price of the new models have not yet been announced.

The updated processors in the iPads will be made to the same standard as the M1 chips in the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, the sources told Bloomberg.

These processors are designed by Apple and made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, according to the report.

The iPads have used Apple’s Thunderbolt connector in testing, the people said, which is the same port on the newest Macs. Thunderbolt will make the iPads faster at syncing data than the the USB-C ports used in the current models.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment and a company spokesperson declined to comment to Bloomberg.

The last time the iPad Pro was updated was in March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The model range came with an improved processor, support for the Magic Keyboard and mouse, and a lidar scanner next to the camera.