New Apple iPad Pro models to feature a design inspired by the iPhone 5?

New Apple iPad Pro models to feature a design inspired by the iPhone 5?
This coming Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil a pair of new Apple iPad Pro tablets. One should feature a 10.5-inch screen, while the other is expected to include a 12.9-inch display. Both models will be redesigned, and a new report from Bloomberg suggests that the new tablets will borrow some design cues from the Apple iPhone 5. At one time, some iPhone fans believed that this model was the best looking handset ever designed by Apple.

If the iPhone 5 aesthetic is used by Apple for its new iPad Pro tablets, we can expect them to have squared-off sides. This look was used on a render of the new iPad Pro created by @OnLeaks last month in cooperation with retailer @mysmartprice (see image at the top of this article). But other changes are coming to Apple's high-end tablets. Both models, while not including a notch, will offer Face ID in both portrait and landscape orientations. The bezels will be slimmer, and the LCD screen on each new iPad Pro will include an edge-to-edge design. Additionally, the pair of new iPad Pro tablets will come with a USB-C port. That will leave the iPhone as the only high profile Apple device to use the Lightning connector.

Most likely, the new iPad Pro units will sport an A12X chip under the hood (an enhanced version of the SoC found inside the 2018 iPhones), and will be the first iPad models to ever use a custom Apple designed graphics chip. The new iPad Pro slates also will support the next generation Apple Pencil 2 writing accessory. The latter is expected to be unwrapped on Tuesday.

Many iPhone fans think that the design of the iPhone 5 remains Apple's best ever

Many iPhone fans think that the design of the iPhone 5 remains Apple's best ever


According to Strategy Analytics, Q2 global tablet shipments were down 6%. The iPad had 1% growth during the quarter and still led the market with a 28.2% market share. That was more than double second place Samsung's slice of the pie. Will Apple be able to energize a moribund tablet market with a redesigned iPad Pro? We should know starting on October 30th when we should see the new units greet the light of day.

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28 Comments

1. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yeah, the iPhone 5/5S/SE design looks good, but its really uncomfortable to hold the device without using a case. I'm an SE user so I can say this from experience.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Really uncomfortable? You wuss lol.

22. daveydog

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Seriously. I wish the new phones were like this too... It is far easier to old a phone with an edge than these slippery sheets of glass.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right. I loved the feel and grip of the 5 series.

27. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I do agree with you that it's grippy though.

24. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I never insulted you, so you don't need to insult me, okay?

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The bands resemble more of the iPhone 6/6S/7. The flat design is for sure similar to the 5. It’s a combination of both 5 and 6.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dont really want a glass back on the ipad even if it's on the top and bottom.

4. nikhil23

Posts: 420; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

"new"

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nothing Pro about this ipad!

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Nothing Pro about anything labeled as Pro these days.

28. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Surface Pro is the only exception. It is definitely pro. And Ioad at the same price still can't do what a surface does, and I'm not talking about Photoshop. Even though yes toi can edit photos, video and audio, it's not the same as doing it under Windows or even OSX. If you can use an iPad to edit those, then you dodnt need anything as powerful as Final Cut or Premiere to begin with.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2938; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Nothing PRO about you SIG.

18. nodes

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

savage

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Unfortunately for you....sales!

6. gamehead unregistered

Interested in the design and specs

10. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Gonna get one for sure. Android tablets are junks when it comes to apps and support of devs.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Agreed! It cracks me up to see an Android phone user with an iPad as their tablet. Funny! Many Android users on Phone Arena are like this!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not sure I’m ready to part with my 12.9 yet. 2 years strong with it, and an Pencil that I honestly almost never use.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2133; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I think Apple needs to create more functionality with Apple Pencil for folks like me to buy in. I agreee though...it’s mainly for creative artists.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They need iPhone compatibility.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6894; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why would Apple create phone compatibility when you almost never used a pencil on your tablet?!

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@Creediddy. I can’t wait to see what they actually look like.

17. kotan24

Posts: 308; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Please make a fatster celllular version the current 10.5 cellular speeds suck

19. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

*fatter

20. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Can't wait

23. Jrod99

Posts: 707; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Nice design. Always like the iPhone 5 design but I was using android at the time.

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