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Apple’s M3 iPad Pro revamp set to bring big changes

While we all expected Apple’s M3 iPad Pro at some point, it looks like the revamped top-end tablet could bring major changes for the first time in years.

Apple M3 iPad Pro header showing three iPads in a line, with the one in the middle overlayed on the other two, showing a music editing software with a stylus attached to the top of the device and a black keyboard below. One the left is an iPad with a music keyboard on the display, the other on the right with a colourful bit of art.

Everyone expects the iPad Pro to move up to the M3 chip when Apple announces it, giving the top-end tablet even more power, however, it looks like a bigger overhaul is on the way. In fact, Apple’s M3 iPad Pro could be the biggest change for half a decade, in a bid to reinvigorate sluggish tablet sales for the Cupertino company – though don’t expect it alongside the iPhone 15 release date.

As reported by Bloomberg, the new iPad Pro models, due next year, are set to come with the M3 chip and upgraded displays. The rumors of M3 being developed with a 3nm process should mean a bigger leap for that chip than from M1 to M2, but the new OLED displays could be the biggest draw, especially for creators, given the higher color accuracy and brightness that comes with the panel.

Perhaps less expected is the news that a revamped Magic Keyboard is on the way for iPad. This apparently makes it look far more like a laptop than the current model, and brings with it a bigger trackpad, a much needed and welcome change. It’s not clear how much this will help everything – especially when the accessory costs more than the cheapest iPad.

Of course, this isn’t confirmed by Apple, so take it all with a pinch of salt. Check out the latest additions to iPad – Final Cut and Logic Pro – in the video below.

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Perhaps this highlights the biggest issue with Apple’s iPad lineup: the base model can’t run Final Cut, a brand new app from Apple, nor can it run Stage Manager, a new iPadOS feature designed to make your tablet more like a laptop. Everything feels particularly fragmented in the iPad lineup at the moment.

Either way, there are still the best iPads out there if you don’t want to wait for Apple’s M3 iPad Pro – we’ve also got the best Samsung phones and best iPhone charging cables if you need something else.