Apple was able to launch a 14-inch iPad, the largest to date according to information from Mark Gurman.
Those of Cupertino have a very special planning in the year, normally there are 2 events that take place every year. A worldwide developer conference and the already famous September presentation. We have been aware for some time, thanks to rumors, that Apple has several products or news to show us. It also happens with products that do not see the light despite being on the timeline in his planning, This is the case of a new 14-inch iPad that was close to being launched according to information from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
The largest iPad to date remains in the Apple catalog
According to his Sunday newsletter, power onGurman states that Apple explored the possibility from 2021. There were rumors at the time but nothing concrete about a date until today that it could be launched this year. The switch to OLED screens could be one of the reasons why the launch was no longer made. The costs would rise significantly considering a size of 14 inches. The iPad Pro will be the first to switch to OLED and the maximum size to be presented is 13 inches, the launch is expected in the first half of 2024.
In the news based on rumors, there were several experts and leakers who were involved. For example, “Majin Bu” claimed that Apple was working on a 14.1-inch display with M chip2. Ross Young, Senior Display Industry Analyst, corroborated the information but added that it would be a display without ProMotion. He just changed the information that it would be an LCD screen instead of an LED screen.
The last rumor was from October 2022, maybe it is still active for the following
The issue didn’t hit rock bottom until October of last year when Wayne Ma, of The Information, reported that the iPad would be 16-inch and would be released in the fourth quarter of 2023. Without further doubt, Ross Young declared in December of the same year that Apple was no longer working on the 14.1-inch iPad, taking this file to the archive.
It is curious that Apple decides to work on a large iPad taking into account that the entry laptops are 13 and 15 inches. The fact of having a larger touch screen opens the possibilities of being able to work on more ambitious projects and that without a doubt design professionals and other branches would appreciate.
Another important fact is that Wayne Ma’s report could be active, that is, Apple would still have the iPad in mind but larger than 14 inches. The dates are about to be fulfilled, we do not know if in this next Apple Event those of Cupertino decide to surprise us or create an upcoming event for the month of October in which they could dedicate it exclusively to the iPad plus some new services.