These new iPad Pro renders offer us the best look at Apple's Grand 2018 Redesign


Apple is going all out with design upgrades this year, ditching its signature home button once and for all on all of its iOS devices, it seems. Not only will the trio of new iPhones feature Face ID for unlocking them, but the new iPad Pro 12.9" and 10.5"  models will also ditch the key for a TrueDepth camera kit embedded in the shrunk bezels. 

This revelation comes courtesy of a serial leakster who often gets sent Computer-aided Design (CAD) schematics, allegedly from factory sources, and provides them to graphic designers to flesh out renders of upcoming devices that are a step above, say, someone's concept images based solely on rumors. Even they are not sure, however, what the doohickey that looks like a dock connector of sorts near the charging port will do. The premise so far is that this is the Smart Connector moved there for added functionality when the iPad is docked in portrait mode, but we'll see what Apple has really meant very soon.

Now, off to the design itself. The curved sides of the current crop will be replaced with more edgy ones, it seems, and the bezels have been drastically shrunk all around, placed symmetrically between the screen and the edges. The display has rounded corners like on the notch-y iPhone, but a notch is nowhere to be seen, thankfully, and, overall, the new iPad Pro looks slabb-y and with a kind of industrial elegance over the current edition. 

There is a mysterious elliptical button-looking or tray thingy on the right where the volume keys are, whose purpose is yet to be guessed or revealed. Throw in the four corner speakers and herald the return of antenna lines at both ends, and this is probably the most exciting update to the iPad line in a while, what do you think?


source: MySmartPrice via Steve Hemmerstoffer (@onleaks)

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27 Comments

1. ijuanp03

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

PA's term of redesign is recycling designs.

2. basher

Posts: 105; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

I love how PA writers always treat Apple articles with "amazing" "best ever" "truly innovated" "revolutionary" in their titles. Then you realize that is not that wow like it says. Pathetic

5. shiv179

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I guess these writers have to put food on the table, even if it means selling their integrity and soul :)

6. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You have to understand that a lot of writers for these tech sites are not from the United States. They drool over anything Apple (which obviously is a US company). People who actually live and were born in the US don''t care about the brand that much. It is a brand that can be bought at Walmart and financed by a McDonalds workers level of income.

15. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Congratulations, you insulted non-american and american iphone fans. Bet some of these not-american "writers" make more then you... Are iphones bad devices? no. Do they have features better than android phones? yes. Can someone prefer an iphone over any android for whatever reason? ofcourse. Is it possible that writers (you speak of) actually like iphones better and they find its sum of features better than the sum of features you prefer on your favorite device? .... ....well? Ive been overseas and they "drool" over samsung or any flagship phones that are expensive. People that actually live and were born in U.S. actually do care about brands especially Apple. And you can buy any android device in walmart just as well, as well as easily financed by a McD employee... Come on.

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh noes, he insulted someone on the internet! Call the internet police :-D + TBH I would not start "features discussion", that is simply topic iDevices can never win ... logically. You can always find a device that does something more or that particular feature better.

17. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

How many different devices you’re going to bring to have every iPhone feature and in same or better implementation? I’d like to carry only one device with that feature set. Samsung note did not have half the features I need that I have on my iPhone.

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

One device would suffice, I believe there more than enough of alternatives. Funny you mention Note series.

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Because I owned it and iPhone X seems to be more innovative than note was for a couple past versions.

20. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Different case for iPhone 8 is innovative ... that is surely not how I see it. Seriously, it's the same phone as iPhone 8 only minus FPS, plus FaceID and ... ? Maybe the camera is different? Probably the second lens or something?

21. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

By that logic, note 9 is the same as note 4

23. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Not really, I am honestly to bored to even look at it, but I feel at least (note4 vs 9) stereo speakers, much better pen, dual camera, 4K support and DeX do not make it just a same hardware in a different box. iPhone 8/8plus/10 are practically the same hardware.

24. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X, dual speakers (top and bottom) OLED flexible screen, All the hardware to make Touch ID vs FP sensor. completely different body. Also keep in mind, iPhone 8 and x were released the same time - makes sense to have the fastest hardware available at time of design.

25. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

iPhone 8 does not use two speakers? O.o Pro uses two speakers. The smaller one does not?

26. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I was referring to iPhone X.

27. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

So iPhone 8 has two speakers, iPhone 10 has two speakers ... IIIII don't get it. What is the difference?

22. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You pulled that right out of your rear. Americans DO care about and buy Apple products, far more so than other countries. Don't sell your statements as fact, since you just disqualified yourself from being a good source of info.

3. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Will get a new ipad pro 11” this fall together with apple watch series 4 and iphone X plus

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Okay.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's great. Please let us know how you like them.

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Pogo pins on the back of the 12.9" device, FAKE - please insert next fake render. Not to mention round corners on a tablet ...

7. midan

Posts: 2716; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That thing looks awesome.

8. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

yay, no headphone jack on a 12.9 inch dinner plate. worth the 1% increase of battery size or whatever excuse they'll throw at us this year.

9. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Wish they’d do that to the phone too. I’d trade all the benefits of glass for being able to hold my phone without a death grip.

10. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Looks like Apple is getting a chunk of change from me this Fall. It's a great feeling when you are able to spend money on products that better your lifestyle. Too bad everyone buys things to be like everyone else just to fit in.

11. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Coming back rectangle.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keeping my 12.9 Pro till the wheels fall off. I've had it for about 2 years, and plan to keep it for at least 2 more.

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