2018 Apple iPad Pro could resemble the iPhone X

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said back in October that the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID will be coming to the Apple iPad Pro in 2018. That was followed the next month by talk that Apple plans on redesigning the iPad Pro to give it an edge-to-edge display with thinner bezels, similar to the look of the Apple iPhone X. We assume that this would also mean that the infamous "notch" would also become part of the iPad Pro.

As it turns out, some code discovered in the just released iOS 11.3 beta makes a reference to an unreleased "modern iPad." Now without the proper context, this means nothing. But last year, before it was unveiled, Apple referred to the iPhone X as the "modern iPhone." Reportedly, the use of the adjective "modern" is used within Apple as a designation for hardware that comes after the iPhone 8 series, such as the iPhone X (containing Face ID as opposed to Touch ID).

As for when we might see the new Apple iPad Pro introduced, there are some who expect it to happen in June at WWDC (along with the Apple iPhone SE 2), or during the unveiling of the 2018 iPhone models in September.

source: 9to5Mac

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13 Comments

7. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I have the 2017 pro and it's amazing. I'm not big on iPhones anymore but the iPad game is stronger than ever. I won't upgrade for a few years. My mini 4 is still running butter smooth.

22. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

i have that too. but if sony comes out with a new tablet, i'm giving my ipad to my wife

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I have iPad Pro 12.9 and it will be my last iPad for a while. I will not buy a new one until they fix iOS 11 issues, Safari speed and improve overall software experience. My iPad Pro is slow and not reliable + I already did the factory reset and it didn't change a thing. iPad Pro and it's stylus sucks.

23. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

use chrome. even though that kind of sucks on ipad too, it's better than safari, in my opinion at least

26. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I use Brave mate, it's a Chrome alternative, just with build in adblocking and script blocking. Safari is faster in terms of displaying pages, but slower in terms of UI. But ... but in iOS 10, Safari was much faster. Especially if you use more tabs like me. It feels like 1/2 of the original speed when you open a page in new tab + there is delay caused by "copy link function" that can't be disabled + there are even bugs, that open menu right under your finger. That just basic touch controls stuff and it's pain to use on iOS11.

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4108; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Isn't the iPad used mostly in landscape mode? Face id doesn't work in landscape mode. Maybe it will have a unibrow and a cheek tumor, lmao.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keeping my 12.9 till the wheels fall off. I need to see more from Apple, before shelling out anymore money on new products. This especially applies to iPhones...they need some steroids for crying out loud.

24. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

i'm not sure if i'll hold on to mine. i love everything about it except iOS

27. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I gave mine to my mom like 1/2 year ago. I use it regularly every weekend when I forget to pack my 12" Xiaomi laptop with me. It always feels like going back to stone age. Which reminds me, there is new iOS update. Let's see, if they fixed anything ... or they broke something new as usual.

28. Jrod99

Posts: 714; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

The pro is tempting but my Air 2 still runs great. Not sure I really need to upgrade now. Think I need to put some money in my truck.

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