New iPads are still on the table for 2018 release, reveals iOS 12.1

New iPads are still on the table for 2018 release, reveals iOS 12.1
Likely wanting to keep people’s focus on the new iPhones and Watches, Apple didn’t announce any new iPads during its September 12 event. Many assumed that Apple is planning a separate event for the rest of the products it’s planning to release this year, and according to some new information, that seems to be the case.

As with all things Apple, the newly released iOS 12.1 beta was thoroughly searched for hints about upcoming products and this time the effort was worth it. The nugget of new information came from the Setup app that guides you through the process of preparing your new Apple device for use. The app has assets for various groups of Apple products and until now the latest one was Fall 2018 iPhones. With iOS 12.1, however, there’s a new group, called: “iPad2018Fall”. You don’t need to be a cryptographer to decipher this code, but let me spell it out for you anyway: new iPads are coming this Fall.

Another curious function found in iOS 12.1 is hinting towards the same thing: the new version of Apple’s mobile OS will support syncing of Memoji via iCloud. While this isn’t exactly a feature Apple users are waiting for, it shows that there will be multiple devices that support Memoji (apart from different iPhones), which is in line with the expected addition of Face ID to the new iPads (the same sensors support both function).

Considering all the rumors that have come out over the last few months about an upcoming iPad Pro, these latest clues might be the last pieces of the puzzle we need to be 100% convinced the new tablets are coming and coming soon at that. Now all that’s left is for Apple to announce the date of the event, and while Fall stretches all the way to December, historically, Apple hasn’t held an event later than October 27. Expectations for this year’s event are that it will be scheduled for the second half of October as well.

source: 9to5mac 

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6 Comments

1. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Notch is propably? coming, i noticed with iOS12 the clock went to left corner, before it always been in the middle.

2. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Looking forward in getting ipad pro 11”. I want face ID on all my apple devices.

3. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Same, it feels quite outdated to use fingerprint with iPad when got used to face ID. With touch ID you always have to find that scanner and push it when needed. Face ID is so much more sophisticated and effortless.

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, it's much better to pick an iPad Pro 12.9, stick in your face, wait for unlock and then swipe. Much bettttttttttter, easy to do with one hand holding the device and other doing the swipe, that's the stuff.

6. Valinor

Posts: 169; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Haha xD XD yeah I was looking forward to a new Ipad. But thanks Apple for fixing all the problems my ipad air 2 had in ios11. XD Ios 12 is great, no need for a new ipad anymore.

5. gamehead unregistered

I really want to see that design

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