New iPad Pro coming in second half of April due to display shortage

The rumor: Apple’s first hardware announcement of 2021 is happening as soon as next week, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate).

  • Although the supply of MiniLED displays has been constrained due to a shortage, the new iPad Pro is still on track to launch “as early as the second half of April”
  • However, Gurman notes “that the larger iPad Pro (could) ship later and be available in constrained quantities to begin with”
  • The new iPad Pro is rumored to have a faster processor like the M1 chip, new Thunderbolt port and better cameras

Our take: This confirms that Nikkei article from the other day and lines up with what every other good source has been reporting. Seems like we are getting the new iPad Pro sometime next week!