New iPad Pro Will Boast Remarkable Features, Different Smart Connectors, Report Says


The new iPad Pro is on its way, it looks like, and may be announced this month.

Could the next iPad Pro look like this?@OnLeaks

But a new report at 9to5Mac indicates there’s more to the device than we’ve previously known. Some of it is, frankly, surprising, but let’s go with those frown-inducing suggestions and see where they lead us, huh?

The eagle-eyed developer Guilherme Rambo has exclusively revealed that, according to his sources, there’s a lot more detail revealed than before.

Edge to edge screen on a purported iPad Pro.@OnLeaks

Face ID, But No Notch

Okay, so we already thought Face ID was going to feature on the new iPad Pro. After all, the iPhone has gone for facial recognition in such a game-changing way that it’s hardly likely the next iPad would have settled for fingerprint recognition, right? Mr Rambo says, though, that the different size of the iPad Pro means that Face ID can be accommodated without the need for a notch at the top of the screen.

Okay, straw poll: hands up, how many people who have used an iPhone X or more recent have found the notch an issue? What, nobody? Seriously?

Even so, thin bezels and no notch sound even more delicious. An edge-to-edge tablet display is coming, it seems, which is fantastic news.

Is this a case for the next iPad Pro?Slashleaks

Face ID, Any Way Up

Rambo also says that, unlike the iPhone XS and XR, the next iPad Pro will be able to recognize your face in landscape orientation as well as portrait. If true, and I believe it is, it also indicates the direction of travel for the next iPhone.

But for now, it’ll just be a heck of a lot more convenient to not tip your head crazily to the side to persuade your device to agree that you are you.

Apparently it won’t work upside down.

Nightmare.

Oh, okay, that’s right, nobody needs it to work upside down.

Face ID setup, incidentally, will still be conducted in portrait orientation, you semi-recumbent rebels, you.

Apple executive Greg Joswiak revealing new iPad software at WWDC 2017.David Phelan

Wi-fi And Wi-fi Plus Cellular

No real surprise here, the iPad Pro will be available in wi-fi only and wi-fi plus cellular versions. The code numbers Rambo has seen indicate two models in each size and each connectivity version. In other words, there’ll be two capacities available in each screen size (likely 11in and an even bigger version, 12.9in).

New Connections: USB-C

The new model will have a USB-C connector, not Lightning. I’ll be honest, I still have problems understanding this move because, not least, when a big change like this has happened, it’s pretty much always been iPhone first, iPad second. Maybe it’s different with connections: if you’re going to change the cables you need to fit a device, it’s best to start with the machine that has the smaller installed base.

The advantages of USB-C include fast charging (though a USB-C to Lightning cable can also achieve this) and the facility to output 4K HDR video to external displays. Part of the move to make the iPad Pro a real computer substitute, perhaps, or a cord-cutting TV multimedia powerhouse?

Is this render a faithful representation of the next iPad Pro with a USB- C connector?OnLeaks

New Connections: Magnetic Connector

Again, I am surprised by this but maybe that’s my lack of imagination. The Smart Connector is brilliant but it looks like there’s going to be a new and different one on this new tablet, mounted on the iPad’s rear side and to allow the connection of a new Smart Keyboard, for instance. Oh well, if you say so.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5in and 12.9in current versions.Apple

New Connections: Apple Pencil 2

This is for me the most intriguing possibility. No sooner has the regular iPad gained support for the Apple Pencil, but a new, improved Pencil is suggested for the new iPad Pro. New features include pairing by proximity, as happens with AirPods now, for instance, rather than sticking a Lightning connector into the iPad’s base.

The Apple Pencil is one of the most elegant Apple accessories ever, so to improve it is a burdensome responsibility, but exciting, too.

As I mentioned, I think the next Apple iPad Pro will be released soon. Not long to find out what’s true and what’s rumor…

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