Bloomberg: Apple has been working on a larger Apple Watch and iPad Pro models with gesture control

Bloomberg: Apple has been working on a larger Apple Watch and iPad Pro models with gesture control
Earlier today, a report from Bloomberg passed along the most detailed look yet at the 2018 Apple iPhone lineup, and stated once again that the new handsets will be unveiled next month. In the same report, which cited "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg also passed along information on other devices that we might see introduced along with the new iPhone models. While the report says only that Apple has been working on a new watch and iPad Pro tablets, there is no reason not to expect that these products won't be unveiled alongside the new iPhone units next month.

For example, we just might see Apple unveil a new Apple Watch in September. The report notes that the next version of Apple's smartwatch could have a larger, nearly edge-to-edge display. However, the overall size of the timepiece will remain close to the currently available models in order to make existing and newly offered straps compatible with all available series of the Apple Watch.

As for Apple's high-end tablet line, Apple might be ready to unwrap a pair of new iPad Pro models next month. One will have a screen weighing in at almost 11-inches, while the other unit will sport a 12.9-inch display. Expect to see slimmer bezels on the new slates, but don't look for a home button. Like the iPhone X, gestures will be used to navigate the tablets and Face ID will unlock them. This is something that highly ranked Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted as far back as last October.

While Apple has yet to release a date, you might want to circle September 12th on your calendar.

source: Bloomberg

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12 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

So they stole from the Galaxy S4 and BMW?

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If you’re referring to gesture control, you are sadly mistaken from thinking the S4 and BMW created the idea. We’ve seen gesture control on the Palm Pre way back in 2008 and we’ve also seen it in Blackberry 10 which was released in 2013 before the S4 hit the market. At least give the proper companies their due respect instead of bringing up two companies that didn’t revolutionize anything.

7. vasra

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Nokia's Maemo had gesture controls are OS level way back in 200X, then Harmattan MeeGo had it implemented in 2011. Yeah, the platform tanked, just like PalmOS, but there's a lot of "prior art" for gesture control. Some of the earlier stuff goes way back before 1980s (tech demos).

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

That’s true. Nokia had a play in gesture control as well. They were all truly ahead of their time.

10. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Two companies that didn't revolutionize anything? Are you a moron? BMW and Samsung have revolutionized plenty of things. I never said Samsung or BMW created the idea of gesture control, learn to read.

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Bring it on!!

3. mr.joosue

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

But where is the iPad Mini 5? :(

5. Serious85

Posts: 19; Member since: May 23, 2017

Sadly no more iPad mini.....

6. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The entry level $329 iPad is probably the replacement.

9. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

My precious Nokia N9 has gesture control, funny how this rotten fruit company is introducing it almost 9 years later. iFans will say it's innovation.........no NOOBS it is stolen tech because rotten fruit does not innovate!

11. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Pathetic thinking your beloved garbage products were the only one that have rights to have this feature. The iphone is revolutionizing in every way, because in the end, it will be all gestures control. Unlike your Sammy that puts a buttin where user can remap so that they can be if use. I’m readying my wallet this fall for X plus, apple watch and ipad pro. And oh by the way, I bought always apple products, my hands never touches your garbage and apple insecure products and I don’t care if you have a lot of features which most people don’t even know that exists until apple show it in the market.

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Iphones revolutionizing? Please explain. Poor iFans love to buy the same products year in year out!

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