In addition to the bigger display with Mini LED technology, the alleged 14.1-inch iPad Pro will also support ProMotion technology. ProMotion is the moniker Apple uses for variable refresh rate. Traditional displays had — and many still have — a 60Hz refresh rate, which means the display refreshes 60 times every second. However, newer Apple displays — including those on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro — feature a 120Hz variable refresh rate, meaning they refresh up to 120 times every second depending on the content being displayed.
In simple terms, a higher refresh rate means that animations on display appear much smoother and free from any visual stuttering effects. On the iPad, specifically, a higher refresh rate also reduces the lag between the tip of the Apple Pencil and the trail that follows it on display.
Young also suggests that despite these new iPad Pro models already being in development, they will not launch until early 2023. That launch timeline, too, is tentative and may change in the coming months.
Further, Young makes another claim about the displays Apple uses on the iPad Pro models. Currently, the 11-inch model comes with an LED-backlit LCD, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Mini LED display. The analyst, however, believes that the future 11-inch and 12.9-inch models will come with OLED displays while the 14.1-inch model will be equipped with a Mini LED display. The use of OLED displays could improve the visual quality of the iPad Pro even further.