New iPad Pro Rumored to Feature Thinner Bezels Than Previous Models

The next-generation iPad Pro models will feature thinner bezels around the screen compared to previous models, according to a rumor shared today by a previously-accurate leaker known as "Instant Digital" on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

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The leaker claimed that the next 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will have 7.12mm and 7.08mm bezels, respectively, when excluding the metal edges of the devices. If these measurements are accurate, the bezels would be around 10% to 15% thinner than on previous iPad Pro models released between 2018 and 2022.

Other key new features rumored for the next iPad Pro models include Apple's latest M3 chip, a thinner enclosure, a landscape front camera, rear camera design tweaks, and potentially MagSafe wireless charging. New accessories are also expected, including an updated Magic Keyboard with a partly-aluminum enclosure and an updated Apple Pencil.

"Instant Digital" has a mostly-accurate track record with Apple rumors over the past year. The account was correct about frosted rear glass on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, the yellow color option for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, and more, but it incorrectly said the iPad Air would receive a hardware update last year.

The new iPad Pro models should be announced in late March or early April, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants. Tuesday, March 26 has been specifically rumored as a potential iPad Pro announcement date.

Apple is also expected to update the 10.9-inch iPad Air, and release an all-new 12.9-inch iPad Air.

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Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
5 days ago at 12:04 pm
Just put the bezels on the back, then it will be bezelless from the front.

Jeez Apple, do I have to solve everything for you?

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Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schtibbie Avatar
5 days ago at 11:57 am
When future data archeologists dig up all this stuff about bezels that we apparently constantly obsessed over, they will nod knowingly to each other and will understand even better our downfall.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ps3zocker Avatar
5 days ago at 12:01 pm
That's nice if you use it with the Magic Keyboard but you still need to hold it in your hands. I think the bezel is already thin enough and no matter how good their unwanted touch detection is, I don't want to touch the screen while holding it.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oofio2461 Avatar
5 days ago at 12:00 pm
all of this, just to run ipados. a joke of an os.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
koelsh Avatar
5 days ago at 12:01 pm
Please stop doing this. My M1 11 is difficult enough to hold as it is without touching things on screen.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BradLA Avatar
5 days ago at 12:06 pm
God this next generation of iPads needs to be released yesterday already. No updates since 2022, the rumors have been going on for far too long.

Everyone's waiting with bated breath but then the majority of MacRumors will undoubtedly be disappointed by the final product ("128gb of storage?! It's 2024!!" "No RAM increase?!" "NOT worth the upgrade from my 2022 model!!"). Followed up with "Tim CROOK has ruined Apple, Steve would NEVER allow this!" and then the "Bye Bye, I'm leaving Apple" posts.

Can we PLEASE just get this over with?! I really thought these were coming out the week the new MacBook Airs did.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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