New report suggests 11/12.9-inch M1 iPad Pros will launch at different times

The rumor: Apple is preparing a slightly staggered launch for the brand new iPad Pro lineup, according to Jon Prosser (77.8% accurate).

  • The 12.9-inch model may launch on Friday, May 21, with the 11-inch iPad Pro coming on Saturday, May 22
  • Apple traditionally launches new products on a Friday, so a Saturday launch would be notable

Our take: If anything, the new XDR display on the 12.9-inch would make me believe that model is coming after the 11-inch…not the other way around. Either way, Apple has publicly said a launch in the second half of May, so this (pretty much) lines up.