What’s old is new: CAD renders show off 2021’s familiar 11-inch iPad Pro


11-inch iPad Pro
A glimpse at the new iPad Pro.
Photo: MySmartPrice

A new, 11-inch iPad Pro is expected for early 2021, and the website MySmartPrice claims that it has received an early glimpse at them — courtesy of some CAD renders.

The renders suggest there will be minimal design changes for the 11-inch iPad Pro , one of the two sizes of iPad Pro Apple is ship this year. According to the report, the next-gen tablet will boast the same approximate dimensions as its predecessor. However, it will “shave off some millimeters from the length and breadth.”

It will also possibly feature fewer holes in the speaker grille and a changed position. This possibly reflects changes to the internal speaker system. In addition, the report notes that the camera setup features “space for an additional sensor,” noting that the exact spec of the new cameras is currently not known.

You can check out more CAD renders of the supposed 11-inch iPad Pro at MySmartPrice.

What to expect from the new iPad Pro

At least aesthetically, the fifth-gen iPad Pro looks to be another minor upgrade for Apple’s top-of-the-line iPad. This follows last year’s update when the big new feature was the LiDAR sensor for extra AR capabilities. This comes after the 2019 upgrade, which was a far bigger update.

Not everything is just about the exterior design, however. This year’s iPad Pro will likely boast a version of the zippy A14 processor which arrived last fall with the iPad Air 4 and iPhone 12 handsets. It also seems likely that it could boast a swanky mini-LED display — although this may be limited to the larger size (12.9-inch) iPad Pro. If rumors are to be believed, the new iPad Pro models will arrive in March. The previous iPad Pro tablet launched in late March last year.

What are you hoping for from the new premium tablets from Apple? What would make you an iPad Pro 2021 customer? Let us know in the comments below.