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(Pocket-lint) - Apple is rumoured to be updating its iPad Pro tablets before the year is out but the latest report suggests the company is also planning on a new form factor in its tablet portfolio.

Display analyst Ross Young has tweeted claiming supply chain sources have confirmed a 14.1-inch iPad Pro is being developed. It's said the tablet will feature Mini LEDs and offer the company's ProMotion technology.

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Young says in the tweet that he isn't sure about timing but 2023 is "more likely" than sooner.

Apple first introduced the 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in 2015 and it's now on its fifth generation. It's not been updated since May 2021 however and although the rumours for a larger tablet are now seemingly underway, a sixth generation of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is still expected to launch in September or October this year, alongside the 11-inch model.

It's not currently clear what the 14.1-inch iPad Pro will offer in terms of hardware, though we'd expect it to offer similar design and specifications to the current iPad Pro models, including Face ID, but on a larger scale.

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At the very least, it will no doubt offer a premium design and a powerful chip. By 2023, this could be the M4 but for now, it's only the screen details that have been rumoured.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.