Apple is expected to launch this year two new iPad Pro models on the market, which will bring after previous reports a significant redesign. The new iPads are said to have the same Face-ID authentication option as the iPhone X, reports said, meaning the tablets will not have a Home button (or Touch ID) and will have even thinner bezels.
A brand new report from Asia now says the new iPad pros will be even bolder than that.
Japanese Blog Macotakara has found more information about the new iPads from the suppliers. The 2018 iPad Pro comes in the same sizes you expect, including 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, but they'll be smaller than their predecessor.
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The iPad Pros will have a "diamond-cut" design on both the front and the back, according to the report. The iPhone SE
Macotakara also says the tablets have a TrueDepth- Camera facing forward supports the Face ID, but the function only works in portrait mode. That's probably why the Smart Connector was moved from the side to the floor near the Lightning port. This is the connector that lets you use keyboards with the iPad Pro.
This means you need to dock the tablet in portrait rather than landscape mode, which sounds incredibly silly for the larger model.
However, reports said Face ID would also work in landscape mode on the tablet.
Of course, when I said courage, I meant something different, although the move of the Smart Connector also plays a role. The new iPads will not have 3.5mm headphone ports, the report said. This means you need to get Bluetooth-enabled headphones or simply use a dongle. It's iPhone 7 once again, but for tablets.
Not a word when the new iPad pros should start, but an autumn release is very plausible.