As we know by now, no details about iPad Pro models were provided during the WWDC 2018 event. While we have no news about Apple’s next tablets, we definitely had some hints given by the developers, so we can take a look at the information that we have so far.
Possible new features
As it has been the case for the past few years, the release of iOS 12’s beta version gives us some hints about the new features that could potentially be used on new iPad Pro. According to some sources, a new tablet could have a notch and an edge-to-edge display. Another addition could be Face ID, which might replace the Touch ID sensor.
It seems unlikely that the panels of the two new tablets will be bigger than 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, so maybe it is the time to improve the resolution, which currently stands at 2224 x 1668 and 2732 x 2048. Another possibility is a full 4K panel.
Processor and camera
It is expected that the new iPad Pro will be using an improved version of the A11 Bionic chip, which could be named A11X Bionic, while the hexa-core processor will be replaced by octa-core.
When it comes to the camera, it is likely that the new tablet will offer an upgrade compared to the 12MP rear and 7MP selfie camera of the last iPad Pro.
We shouldn’t expect for the prices to be lowered compared to the already released models ($649/£619 for 10.5-inch and $799/£769 for 12.9-inch), the opposite is a real possibility, considering all new features that might be introduced on iPad Pro.
Possible launch date
Considering the fact that it’s been more than a year since the last version of iPad Pro was released, we can expect the launch of Apple’s new tablets at any point in 2018. With the next iPhone launch scheduled for September, there is a chance that Apple will want to unveil its new iPad Pro hardware during this event.
Apple Pencil 2
In addition to iPad Pro 2018, we should also see the arrival of Apple Pencil 2, an advanced pressure-sensitive stylus. Amongst its innovations we might see an eraser and a new tip, while it should also be easier to attach it to the iPad.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.