Three Apple iPad Pro units and an updated Apple Pencil get certified in China?

Three Apple iPad Pro units and an updated Apple Pencil get certified in China?
A couple of days ago we passed along several leaks related to the next-generation Apple iPad Pro tablets. It appeared that the upcoming version of the iPad Pro would feature the TrueDepth Camera, Face ID, thinner bezels, an edge-to-edge display, and USB-C support. The slate is believed to feature a powerful Apple A12X SoC, and a "Magnetic Connector" that will attach accessories to the tablet. An updated Apple Pencil will reportedly be made available.

But earlier today, we passed along some leaked images of the unannounced iPad Pro, and these renders showed the device without the TrueDepth Camera (see CAD image at the top of this article), which would mean no Face ID. Instead, a single front-facing camera was spotted. We will find out exactly what features are on the tablet, possibly as soon as this month when we expect to see the new iPad Pro models unveiled.

Some more news about the upcoming Apple iPad Pro tablets was revealed this afternoon when a quartet of new Apple model numbers appeared on certification documents from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The documents are dated September 29th, 2018, and the model numbers related to the new tablets include A1876, A1980, and A1993. Another listing is for a new Bluetooth device with the model number A2051. Could this be an updated Apple Pencil carrying new features?

You can check out the the MIIT certification documents by clicking on the slideshow below.


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9 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

It's kind of funny how Apple artificially and purposely separates the iPad OS from their IPhone OS. Especially when their both iOS. Apple is afraid to give real multitasking and split screen multitasking, stylus or pen support, and other tablet like features to their iPhones. Because if Apple did that, then Apple would be cannibalizing their iPad sales.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Far from the truth. In many cases most people don’t multitask on smartphones as you imply cannibalization. Suveys say multitasking is not importance on phones as you make it. On larger devices with more screen real estate make multitasking important. People buy iPad’s as a consumption and reading device. Apple isn’t afraid of anything. Their iPad sales are more than most Android company’s quarterly portfolios and yearly revenue. iPad still shares the highest month to month sales if any tablet.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"In many cases most people don’t multitask on smartphones as you imply cannibalization" Source? "Suveys say multitasking is not importance on phones as you make it" Source?

5. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

To worldpeace: “Apple is afraid to give real multitasking and split screen multitasking, stylus or pen support, and other tablet like features to their iPhones.” Source? “Because if Apple did that, then Apple would be cannibalizing their iPad sales.” Source? See its easy being annoying when someone is trying to express their opinion based on their personal knowledge.

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

https://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/26/weekend-poll-often-use-apps-android-nougats-multi-window-mode/ Need I say more....right on one of your fav website Android Police...rest my case.... The fact is...you make split screen a big deal as it’s a function of what Apple chooses not to implement at this time as a smartphone does not reflect multitasking split view productivity due to its size...iPhone can easily multitask...music, browsing, etc...

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Worldpeace let me summerize for you: Not at all. (40%, 3,887 Votes) Infrequently, once a week or less. (35%, 3,363 Votes) Sometimes, maybe every couple days. (16%, 1,551 Votes) Every day. (7%, 691 Votes) What's multi-window? (2%, 175 Votes)

6. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

It’s funnier that there are 2-n-1 devices and yet they don’t sell well. Just like high end smartphones, there are android flagships that has amazing specs and yet don’t sell well. They need to market the product 10 times as much as apple and they need to compare every keynotes and ads to apple. I would love to replace my 10.5 ipad pro with this new ipad pro 11 regardless of price as long as it has face ID and bezel less.

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again your correct, but the mentality of an Android buyer is just plain cheap. That’s the bottom line...An IPhone owner has at least 3 or more Apple products they use. I’m generalizing, but their facts to that. Android has always been known as the “free phone”. That’s because of the price points and the ability to use Google’s open source to build a cheaper product to the consumer.

2. Jrod99

Posts: 781; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Alrighty then. Let’s see what the pro brings.

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