Apple’s much-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be able to boast a resolution of 2,224×1,668 pixels according to a report by IHS Markit’s Director of Tablets and PCs Rhoda Alexander. The report claims that the increased screen resolution will enable the unannounced tablet to boast the same pixel density as the current smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
That means both tablets would be able to point to a pixel density of no less than 264ppi, making for a very easily readable display while providing as much screen real estate as possible for apps.
Corroborating exiting rumors, Alexander also believes that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have significantly smaller borders than we are used to, allowing the tablet to have the same overall footprint as the smaller screened 9.7-inch iPad Pro that is already on the market.
When it comes to the question of when the device will go on sale, Alexander again provided information that ties well with existing rumors, with March/April being the timeframe expected.
With an iPad announcement now widely expected sooner or later, the rumors have Apple announcing a mind-boggling array of devices, some for a line of hardware that is already overflowing with SKUs. If Apple is indeed going to be selling additional iPad Pro screen size options, then, when you consider the different color and capacity options likely to be available following such a change, Apple will have many, many more iPad SKUs with which to deal.
The company may take the opportunity to do away with some tablets however, with the iPad mini perhaps not long for this world if rumors of a smaller iPad Pro turn out to be at all accurate.
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