Apple iPad is one of the best-selling tablets on the market. It’s been nearly 9 years since the original iPad was released to the public, and iPads are now better and smarter than before. In 2015, Apple unveiled the Pro lineup of tablets, which received a wide welcome on the market. The iPad Pro is designed for those who are in the market for a tablet with advanced features.
The iPad Pro is a powerful tablet that can handle every task you throw at it. At October event, Apple announced the next generation iPad Pro following months of endless rumors and speculation. The new iPad Pro marks a significant change over its predecessors out there. Indeed, the new model features an improved design with smaller bezels and no home button. Basically, with the iPad Pro, Apple is moving away from its traditional design language, something we have already seen on older models.
One of the biggest changes coming to the new iPad Pro lies in a speedy A12X Bionic processor that promises a huge performance boost and better AR features. Besides, the model comes with Face ID, Apple’s new security measure and support for Apple Pencil. Apple says that its stylus has been much improved so it is now smarter than before. However, Apple iPad is showing signs of a slowdown on the market, which means that Apple needs something new to boost its tablet sales. In reality, rumors regarding the next generation iPad Pro have been out there for months, hinting at the impressive features coming to the new tablet.
In this article, we have rounded up everything we know so far about the next generation iPad Pro. For some background, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch model now costs $999 for the starting model.
Apple does not have a fixed schedule for its iPad unveiling. Last year, the 9.7 inch iPad launched in March, while the iPad Pro released to the public in October. We are expecting to see new iPad Pro models in March or June this year. In reality, rumors say that Apple will launch the new iPad Pro at its WWDC event in 2019. That seems plausible as Apple announced the 2nd-gen iPad Pro at the 2017 event.
The Apple Worldwide Developer Congress (WWDC) is one of Apple’s biggest events of the year. And the Cupertino firm usually uses the event to showcase its new software updates and apps. And we hardly see the unveiling of new hardware products. Last year, the Cupertino firm announced the iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5, but we are expecting to see something new this year.
Apple iPad has not seen a major design change since release. In reality, the 2018 iPad Pro takes some design hints from the current iPhone lineup with thinner, slimmer bezels and no home button. The adoption of a new design allows for navigation gestures, something we have been accustomed to since the days of iPhone X.
Sources say that Apple has been working on a new design for its iPad lineup. However, tech experts claim that the new iPad Pro will come with a slight design change as Apple tends to shrink the bezels and make the device thinner.
According to rumors, the next iPad Pro may feature a new security measure. In reality, Apple has been working on an in-display fingerprint scanner for its future iPhones. However, it remains if it will use it on its iPad lineup. Ming-Chi-Kuo, an analyst who is best known for his accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple products, says that the new iPad Pro will retain the same design language from its predecessors, but bezels will be much smaller.
Specs and features
The current iPad Pro features the latest Apple A12X Bionic processor, allowing for a much-improved performance and better AR features. Sources claim that the new iPad Pro will be powered by the A13X Bionic chip under the hood. This adds up to previous rumors saying that Apple has been working on a new chip for its iPad lineup. When it comes to storage space, sources say that Apple may drop the 64GB iPad this year, instead, adopting the 128GB model. Apple’s main rival, Samsung introduced the basic Note 9 model with 128GB of storage. So, it makes sense if Apple does the same thing this year.
The screen on the 2019 iPad Pro is expected to be bigger than what we saw on the current model out there. Sources say that the device will feature a 13.5-inch display with a higher pixel density, allowing for better picture quality and sharpness. With a lot of contradictory rumors, it’s hard to tell what Apple will include in its new iPad Pro. We are expecting to see a new iPad Pro with a new design and innovative features. So what do you think of next iPad Pros?
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