Here come the new iPad Pros

Get ready, get set… but it’s not quite yet time for “Go” as new models appear in a Chinese government registration database.

Here come the new iPad Pros

While there had been some speculation the new models would appear earlier this year, Apple’s instead kept us waiting a little while, conceivably while it sorted out the 7nm processor manufacturing facilities for the A12 chip used (at present) only in the brand new iPhones.

The new models identified on the MIIT database are – A1876, A1980, and A1993. These three model numbers have certification date of September 29, 2018, “which makes them quite new in comparison to the previous leaks that carried model numbers from last year,” said MySmartPrice.

The report also describes a new Bluetooth device model number A2051 – we can’t be certain but this looks likely to be the much-mooted all-new and improved Apple Pencil 2.

What can we expect?

There’s lots of speculation around the new iPad Pro models:

  • Two new models, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch
  • Ultra-thin bezels mean you’ll get more active display space
  • Face ID
  • Lack of a Home button as the iPad’s user interface is very similar to that of the iPhone X.
  • No Headphone port
  • Much faster A12 processors
  • Better battery life
  • 4K HDR video out
  • A new magnetic connector for charging Apple Pencil.

We’ll wait to see what transpires — but we should always expect the company to reach far higher than our anticipation. Apple wants its tablets become an even more effective PC replacement, no bad thing as it eats Microsoft’s lunch.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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