Fresh 2018 iPad Pro Leak Casts Doubt On Prior Leaks, Confirms Face ID

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Oct 17
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Apple’s upcoming 2018 iPad Pro refresh is turning out to be quite an upgrade. The Cupertino based tech giant had a good start with mobile silicon last month when it launched the 7nm Apple A12 processor. The A12 focuses on graphics and neural performance as Apple had already made significant computing gains with the A11 last year. Therefore, when rumors claim that the upcoming iPads will be powered by the A12X, we’ve got a good reason to look forward to the tablets. On that note, another leak for the 2018 iPad Pro refresh has surfaced today. Take a look below for more details.

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As we’re heading towards November, details for Apple’s upcoming iPads are clearing up. Reports and leaks for the 2018 iPad Pro accelerated earlier this month. Several sources cement the fact that we can look forward to Face ID on both tablets. Additionally, Apple is also reported to remove the 3.5mm earphone jack, as it makes the shift permanent across all of its portable devices except the MacBook.

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A rather detailed leak which we covered yesterday, provided renders and details for the upcoming tablets. The images leaked straight off of the factory line and the software and equipment used in them resembles some of the leaks that we witnessed for the iPhone X last year. Now, more renders for the 2018 iPad Pro have surfaced, and these corroborate earlier details for the tablets’ form and design.

The most striking detail for these images is that they end up adding a bit of intrigue into recent leaks for Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro refresh. We’ve seen consistent claims that the company will remove the 3.5mm earphone jack on the tablets. However, if you look closely at the first image in the gallery above, you’ll notice that the iPad in it still has the 3.5mm earphone jack on the top. This is interesting, but since it also goes against the majority of information for the iPad that has surfaced so far. It’s this detail that also makes us doubt the authenticity of these images.

Apart from the earphone jack, the renders confirm a thin form factor that strictly adheres to the principles of an ‘industrial’ look. There’s no Touch ID sensor present either, so it’s almost a given that the upcoming iPads will feature 3D facial recognition. Finally, while we can’t discern whether the connector port in today’s images is USB Type-C, earlier leaks do suggest the end of the Lightning port for the iPad Pro. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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