New iPad Pro with ‘A14X’ chip and Thunderbolt to arrive as soon as April

Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro is expected to debut in April with a big performance boost, Thunderbolt compatibility and, for the largest-screened model, a Mini LED display.

Citing sources famliar with the matter, Bloomberg reports the updated iPad Pro models will be powered by a new A-series variant that is as performant as the M1 chip currently found in the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini.While the 11- and 12.9-inch tablets are predicted to carry over a design from 2020, Apple could incorporate new internal technologies like Thunderbolt connectivity. The faster I/O protocol was deployed in testing and could make it to production models for compatibility with fast external hard drives and displays, the report says.

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