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Apple's new iPad Pro with mini-LED tech delayed shipping, now mid-July

Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its in-house M1 chip launches later this month, but won't ship until at least the end of July.

@anthony256
Published Wed, May 5 2021 9:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 1 2021 8:33 AM CDT

Apple unveiled its new 2021 iPad Pro in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch display sizes, with the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro packing a new mini-LED display, 5G connectivity, Apple's in-house M1 processor... aaaand now it's not going to be shipping until mid-July.

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Apple has changed the delivery time for its larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with Bloomberg noticing the changes of the shipping dates to somewhere between June 24 to July 8 in the US. This is for most versions of Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in its varying storage amounts.

If you want to get the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro any sooner then you'll have to spend big bucks getting the 2TB model, but it won't come with 5G (which I don't think most people would use for the most part, as they can always tether their mobile connection to the iPad Pro). Still, it's a little while to wait if you've been hyped about the new iPad Pro.

Apple will most likely blame component shortages as it's the go-to for any products launching these days that experience any sort of delay whatsoever, but a company the size of Apple would know exactly when its new 12.9-inch iPad Pros would be available, and how many.

I'm sure there won't be massive amounts of new 12.9-inch iPad Pro shipments in the first month or two, so the delayed shipping could have a domino effect into the months post-launch for Apple and its flagship iPad Pro. I guess we'll now have to wait and see.

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The new 2021 iPad Pro is available in two sizes with the 11-inch and 12.9-inch while being new 2021 iPad Pro models in the same family, are very different underneath. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro packs the new mini-LED display, while the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro does NOT have a mini-LED display -- that's a very big difference. If you want the best, you'll need the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro and you'll pay a premium for it.

Apple uses its M1 system-on-chip for the new iPad Pro, packing the same 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU that even the new 2021 iMac uses. The new iPad Pro has 5G connectivity for the first time ever in an iPad, studio-quality microphones and Apple's LiDAR camera on the rear.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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