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14-inch iPad rumors are back, and they actually make sense now – Digital Trends

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Apple is reportedly going jumbo-sized for the iPad Pro next year. According to display supply chain analyst Ross Young, an iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch screen is in the pipeline and will likely hit store shelves in 2023. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also reports that “a larger version of the iPad Pro” is slated to launch next year.
Last year, Gurman speculated that Apple was experimenting with 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes for its supersized iPad Pro. Aside from upping the screen real estate from 12.9-inch to 14-inch, Apple may bring its LED tech to its upcoming tablet along with ProMotion tech for 120Hz fast refresh rates.
Confirmed the 14.1" iPad Pro is being developed with our supply chain sources. It will have MiniLEDs and ProMotion. Not sure of the timing, but early 2023 may be more likely.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) June 9, 2022
It appears that Apple is going straight after Samsung’s own giant slab, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, which comes armed with a massive 14.6-inch screen flanked by slim bezels. Samsung’s premise of offering a high-resolution OLED screen sounds appealing, especially for creative tasks. But it’s held back by the Android’s sub-par tablet experience, which keeps it from replacing a computer or becoming a powerful companion device.
That’s not the case with Apple and its iPadOS 16 operating system, which now appears ready for an even larger screen. The best example is the new Stage Manager tech. It’s exclusive to iPads powered by the M-series silicon and takes the multitasking experience on Apple’s tablets to the next level.
Thanks to Stage Manager, you can finally resize windows and adjust them to your liking on the iPad’s screen. The centered foreground app lets you focus without hitting the full-screen mode. The active window is in the middle of the screen, while background apps are neatly arranged in a vertical preview on the side. The whole setup allows users to quickly shuffle through apps with a single tap — making iPad multitasking more intuitive than ever.
Another neat trick is the ability to stack multiple windows of the same app in an overlapping view. Additionally, users can create app groups that they can run side by side, all from the app dock using a drag-and-drop gesture. All these features are tailor-made for a large screen device, and a 14-inch iPad Pro would help them shine as bright as possible.
Support for external monitors — with full access to apps extending to the secondary screen — further sweetens the deal. Plus, iPadOS 16 also allows the larger iPad Pro to be set up as a secondary reference display for a Mac. With Universal Control’s multitasking and sharing tricks already in place, there’s hardly any reason for Apple not to experiment with an enthusiast-class 14-inch iPad Pro that doesn’t cut any corners. Sure, it’d still look a bit ridiculous, but iPadOS is now in a place so that an enlarged iPad doesn’t sound totally insane.
The M-series chips already offer plenty of power to blaze past even the most demanding workflows with ease, and Apple’s screen expertise is already on full display for the current-gen iPad Pro. With polished software and a rich ecosystem of Pro-grade apps filling the last pieces of the puzzle, an even larger iPad Pro makes a lot of sense for the right audience.
Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, kicks off on May 10. Don’t let the words “developer conference” put you off, though, as Google I/O is one of the biggest and most exciting shows of the year.
We’ve already covered what we expect to see at Google I/O 2023, and that list includes the Pixel 7a, Android 14, and even a Google Pixel Fold. But although those are all things we’re really looking forward to and expecting to see, there are a number of reveals we’d also love to happen … but are extremely unlikely to appear on the grand stage.
-Samsung’s Galaxy A Series has long been a great choice for people who want Galaxy S Series style without the S Series price. The Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34 are the latest, and Samsung isn’t being shy about giving these phones the latest flagship look.
Even better news is that the A54 continues to provide a great screen, long battery life, a decent camera, and solid everyday features you’ll love — all for a value-driven price. Could the new Galaxy A54 phone be 2023’s savviest smartphone buys? I tried it out for a short time to find out.
Getting the Awesome colors right
Google is apparently closer to launching its first foldable phone a lot earlier than leaks had predicted. WinFuture, citing information received from sellers, reports that the Pixel Fold is lined up for a market release in June. It appears that Google will at least give a brief teaser of the phone at its I/O developers conference in May, alongside the budget-centric Pixel 7a.
The report adds that Pixel Fold is the official marketing name of the foldable phone, and it will at least be up for grabs in the European markets in the second week of June. The eagerly awaited phone will be sold in a sole 256GB storage configuration, while color options on the table are Carbon and Porcelain.
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