The imminent iPadOS 17, specifically designed for the larger 14.1-inch iPad Pro, has been the subject of recent leaks. Notably, leakster @analyst941 revealed that Final Cut Pro is slated for an iPad debut in 2024, followed by Logic Pro in 2025.
I’ve heard there’s a special version of iPadOS 17, being developed specifically for larger iPad Pro/Ultra/Studio model(s), there’s a slight change that would give the 14.1” model support for up to 2 6K displays at 60hz.
This signals for a definite M3 Pro SoC in the flagship iPad https://t.co/7FcOyaZFdv
— 941 (@analyst941) April 27, 2023
Final Cut Pro, a premium video editing application, offers users a wealth of effects and tools for video personalization. As of now, the app is exclusive to macOS, but according to @analyst941, it will land on iPadOS 17 in 2024. If accurate, this could significantly enrich the editing experience for iPad creators, particularly those utilizing an Apple Pencil and an iPad Pro.
The latest Pro line encompasses a 12.9-inch iPad Pro (sixth generation) powered by an M2 chip, and an 11-inch iPad Pro (third generation) powered by an M1 chip. In 2021, Apple unveiled a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an M1 chip, which was subsequently discontinued in 2022.
The impressive performance and superior energy efficiency of Apple Silicon, coupled with the advanced displays on the new iPad Pro models, have transformed these tablet computers into high-performance devices suitable for professional editing, comparable to the well-liked third-party editing app, DaVinci Resolve for iPad.
The leakster also predicts that Apple’s homegrown creative tool, Logic Pro, will make its iPadOS debut in 2025. This paid app is equipped for professional songwriting, mixing, beat-making, and editing. It incorporates Dolby Atmos for spatial audio mixing and exporting, and boasts a large library of sounds and plugins, among other features.
Currently, Logic Pro is also only available on macOS.
Additionally, the leakster suggests that the upcoming 14.1-inch iPad Pro will support dual 6K displays at 60Hz, Thunderbolt / USB 4 daisy chain, and perhaps most notably, a cutting-edge M3 Pro chip alongside a custom version of iPadOS 17.
In January 2023, Apple rolled out the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. It is conjectured that the forthcoming M3 Apple Silicon will be fabricated on TSMC’s 3nm process.