Apple predicts sales of 5 million iPad Pro M1 units in 2021
Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M1 processor is one of those products that can attract a wide range of users and become a popular product for the majority of users with applications. and different tastes. This has caused Apple to increase the production capacity of this larger version of its professional tablet. At the same time, Apple is negotiating with TSMC, the supplier of the chips it needs, to increase the production of 5 nm chips, which the company’s new iPad Pro has the same chips with the same 5 nm architecture. Predictions indicate that the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro M1 will enter the market this year under the influence of various issues. If TSMC, as one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world, does not increase the output capacity of wafers, the chip shortage, which has already become a crisis in the industry, will continue longer than expected. According to a newly obtained report, TSMC plans to increase its output capacity from 120,000 to 140,000 to 150,000 wafers. With this increase in output capacity, Apple can launch about 5 million iPad Pro M1 devices by the end of 2021, and this statistic is only for the 12.9-inch version of this tablet.
Of course, all the increase in output capacity by TSMC is only It will not include the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro M1, and the 24-inch version of the M1 iMac, which has the same 5nm chip, will also share in this segment. This is probably the reason why Apple did not start selling the iPad Pro M1 immediately. The pre-sale of this device will start on April 30 and it will probably be launched in May. This delay is probably due to the continued shortage of chips, but Apple also has problems in the mass production of mini-LED displays. It is also said that Apple will release 14 and 16-inch versions of the MacBook Pro this year, which will certainly put more pressure on Cupertino suppliers and have a negative impact on the overall sales of the iPad Pro this year. .