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Floating app windows could be coming to iPad. Finally.


Floating app windows could be coming to iPad. Finally.
Apple is allegedly working to make this dream into a reality.
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iPad users will soon be able to work with applications in floating windows, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This is a highly requested feature from those who want Apple’s tablet to function more like a Mac.

iPadOS will supposedly offer something like tablet mode and laptop mode depending on how it is being used.

Here’s more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens


Here's more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens
An iPad with a beautiful OLED display seems inevitable at this point. It’s only a question of when.
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Multiple companies are reportedly gearing up to produce OLED displays for future iPad models. This would lead to a noticeable improvement in image quality.

But it’s apparently not going to happen before 2023.

Budget iPad might get a face-lift in 2023


New budget iPad 9 gets better video chat, doubles storage
The 2022 iPad 10 will reportedly look essentially like the current iPad 9. But just wait until 2023!
Photo: Apple

The bad news is the 2022 basic iPad 10 will be a simple “speed bump” update, according to a tipster. But the good news is it will reportedly be followed by a redesigned version in 2023.

While the 10.2-inch iPad doesn’t often make headlines, its $329 price draws in plenty of buyers. Any change is sure to affect many people.

iPad Air 5 with ultra-wide cam might beautify video calls


iPad Air 4
The 2022 iPad Air 5 might look much like its predecessor, but with a FaceTime-friendly front camera.
Photo: Apple

The next-generation iPad Air is right around the corner, according to a leak coming out of Asia. The upcoming tablet will allegedly get a better front-facing camera with support for Center Stage. And a general specs boost.

On the inside, the iPad Air 5 supposed to have much in common with the iPad mini 6.

2022 iPad Pro might charge through oversized Apple logo


2022 iPad Pro might charge through oversized Apple logo
Is that an oversized Apple logo or are you just happy to see me?
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Apple reportedly wants to add MagSafe wireless charging to the new iPad Pro, and it’s reportedly going to make a surprising design tweak to make it happen: increasing the size of the Apple logo on the back of the tablet.

The same unconfirmed report says the 2022 will have an improved camera, larger battery and a processor upgrade.

Upgrades might make next-gen iPad Air more ‘Pro’


iPad Air 4 comes in a range of colors.
The iPad Air 5 could look quite a bit like its predecessor while also getting upgraded features.
Screenshot: Apple

The difference between the current 10.9-inch iPad Air and the 11-inch iPad Pro is relatively slim. And now it seems more of the features of the Pro tablet are moving to the Air. Apple is reportedly going to build on the powerful 2020 model with an iPad Air 5 that offers a dual-lens camera and optional 5G. Plus, the tablet is getting a processor upgrade.

These changes would make it a stronger mid-range tablet in Apple’s product lineup.

Evidence grows for iPad mini’s expanding screen


Evidence grows for iPad mini expanding screen
The next iPad mini could have a larger display than any of its predecessors. But still stay “mini.”
Concept: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The iPad mini 6 screen will increase to 8.3 inches, according to a report from a display industry expert. This is just the latest leak to indicate that Apple is about to dramatically improve the design of its smallest tablet.

A larger screen should make the computer easier and more fun to use. Especially as the whole device will reportedly stay about the same size.

mini-LED display might add luster to next iPad mini. Or might not. [Updated]


Gorgeous mini-LED display could add luster to next iPad mini
An iPad mini with a mini-LED screen seems appropriate.
Concept: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The 2021 iPad mini will be Apple’s next tablet with a mini-LED display, according to information leaking from a component supplier. This type of screen looks better than the standard LCD used in many current iPads.

But an display industry expert claims there’s no truth to this report.

Even so, Apple allegedly won’t reserved the display tech for tablet much longer. mini-LED displays will also supposedly be used in upcoming MacBook Pro models.