The cheapest iPad Pro could be hard to find when it launches this month (report)

iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch)
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New iPad Pros with OLED screens are among Apple products expected this month. But unfortunately, if you had your heart set on the smaller (and cheaper) 11-inch iPad Pro, you might need to order as soon as they launch.

According to a recent post from analyst Ross Young shared with paid subscribers on X (via 9to5Mac), production of the upcoming 11-inch iPad Pro currently "looks to be behind" production of the larger 12.9-inch model. Production will certainly ramp up post-launch, but right now, it looks like the cheaper 11-inch iPad Pro might be harder to come by at launch compared to the 12.9-inch model.

New iPad Pros might sell out fast with OLED displays

On top of low production, Apple's upcoming iPad Pros might be in short supply simply as a result of an iPad with an OLED display being in high demand. The vivid colors and rich blacks you'll get with an OLED display are unmatched.

iPad Pro 2021

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Young says that 11-inch OLED screens are only being produced by Samsung Display right now, while LG Display is currently producing 12.9-inch OLED panels. He went on to say that LG Display will start producing 11-inch OLED panels as well sometime this month, to hopefully help with the lower production numbers of 11-inch iPad Pros.

With the devices already in late production, it's possible that Apple could release its long-awaited OLED iPad Pros in late March or early April. And according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple might not announce the two iPad Pro models at a dedicated event, opting for a more low-key approach instead.