While most expected to see the iPad Pro to launch along with the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch 4 at Apple’s special event, we were disappointed. However, fresh ‘evidence’ suggests that the iPad Pro will be releasing later this month and we can expect quite a few changes from it. The possibility of a new MacBook, AirPods 2 and even the AirPower charging pad are high.
Apple has reportedly registered new iPad models and a new Bluetooth device with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This tells us that we can expect not only the new iPad Pro but also the Apple Pencil along with it, which could be the bluetooth device in question. According to a website, Apple has registered A1876, A1980 and A1993 . These registration numbers are similar to those spotted earlier in a Apple file in the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Drawing from previous leaks and renders, the iPad Pro will launch in 12.9 inch and a 10.5 inch variants. It will have LCD panels. The device looks starkly different from previous generation of iPads with thin bezels and the lack of a home button, which hints at the presence of Face ID. The images also show the lack of a headphone jack and a new placement for the Smart Connector, which is towards the bottom middle, on the back. This placement is different and could be because Face ID does not work when you place the device horizontally.
The iPad Pro runs on an unreleased ‘A12X Bionic’ chipset from Apple, according to rumours. This chipset is faster than the A12 Bionic seen in the current iPhone models. It is made using the 7 nm process which might take the battery life and performance of the device to another level. The devices have 4 GB of RAM, with storage options of upto 512 GB.
The launch of the iPad Pro could be towards the end of this month. This time frame also coincides with the launch of the iPhone XR, so it would be a convenient slot for Apple. While there is no confirmation, we hope to see the launch of a new MacBook, the AirPods 2 and AirPower which Apple has been holding back for so long.