A bigger iPad could be on the way, according to an industry expert

According to reports, Apple engineers and designers are looking at upping the iPad screen size surfaces.

Apple iPad Pro 2021

by William Lobley |

There may be a 14 and 16-inch Apple iPad on the horizon, according to one industry expert.

The Apple iPad is having a good time at the moment. Recent updates to the iPadOS has the device creeping back into people’s workflow, with its intuitive and powerful features challenging the superiority and popularity of the MacBook.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 laptop style
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Of course, this is no accident on Apple’s part. The current marketing strategies push the Apple iPad as a competent, versatile alternative to laptops for professional and personal use. This is particularly true with the iPad Pro range, and with accessories such as the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio and Apple Pencil.

After all, why not? The iPad Pro range carries the Apple M1 silicon chip. This is a powerful chip that sees Apple pulling away from its competitors in quite a big way.

However, some are holding back from taking their full workflow over to the iPad system - screen size. The iPad Pro is available with only an 11-inch or 12.9-inch screen, and for professional applications, these options fall a tad short.

Apple iPad Pro 2021 being held
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Apple expert Mark Gurman feels the same way and, in a recent Bloomberg article, writes that there might be a solution on the way in the form of a 14-inch and 16-inch iPad.

Gurman writes that Apple has "engineers and designers exploring larger iPads". It's best to temper expectation, though, as these larger iPads won’t be making an appearance until "a couple of years down the line at the earliest."

As the article states, just because Apple is looking at a larger design, it doesn’t mean that they will ever reach the market. However, if Gurman’s contacts are correct - and we have no reason to doubt them - then it’s a sign that Apple is seriously looking to expand and build out the iPad range in the coming years.

William Lobley is a Senior Content Writer and reviewer for WhatsTheBest, specialising in technology, gaming and outdoors. He also writes for Empire Online.

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