With the recent release of Apple’s iOS 12.1, we were able to learn more about its new edition called Memoji syncing. This, in turn, seems to hint at the inevitable debut of a new iPad with a TrueDepth camera system, which is expected to take place in autumn, this year. Since only iPhone supports Memoji, it would make sense to extend this feature to iPads, allowing users to sync the characters on both devices. But that’s not all, as iOS 12.1 has given us another clue pointing at the imminent release of new iPad models later this year.
iPad 2018 Fall has been observed in the Setup app
The Setup app provides us with some kind of confirmation of the upcoming iPads’ debut at some point in the autumn, as a new identifier “iPad2018Fall” has been found in the assets that the Setup app is using. The reference to the upcoming iPad was missing in the previous version of the app, which only mentioned iPhones of 2018. This clearly shows that Apple wants to teach the future owners of 2018 iPad how to use the new gestures before they even purchase the new device.
What else do we know about the 2018 iPads
This new identifier pretty much confirms the release of new iPads this autumn, most likely in October, when Apple will host an event presenting the new iPads and Macs. The earlier predictions were usually mentioning September as a month when we will finally see new iPads, but now we know that they were not correct.
In addition to the already mentioned Memoji sync feature, the experts expect the introduction of landscape support for Face ID. Moreover, the Pros version of the new iPad will have USB-C connectivity rather than Lightning, according to a recent report.
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.