Brand New iPad Pro With 11-Inch Display and Unique Design to be Unveiled at WWDC
Apple could be retiring the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model in favor of an 11-inch slate that could be unveiled during the annual WWDC conference. There was not any subject matter provided on the 12.9-inch model so there is a huge chance that this particular screen size is going to be retained for the foreseeable future.
New 11-Inch iPad Pro to Get New Features Such as Slim Bezels, Face ID and More
For the time being, we will be getting an 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro refresh. The 11-inch display version is probably going to be introduced because it will be able to feature slimmer bezels than the 10.5-inch iPad Pro model. In addition, the slimmer bezels mean that we might not see a home button on the tablet so the fingerprint security feature is most likely going to be replaced with Face ID.
It is not confirmed if there is going to be an iPhone X-like notch present on these models or a slimmer and uniform bezel which houses all the key components. What we do know is that performance is definitely going to be one of the major selling points. The 2018 lineup of iPad Pro models have been rumored to feature an in-house SoC that will be running an octa-core processor and it could be called the A11X Bionic.
This will mean that the tablet family will be powerful enough to beat some notebooks in synthetic benchmarking tests but thanks to the limitations of iOS, people might not be able to find use of this firepower. Due to supply, costs, and other technological limitations, we do not believe that the upcoming tablets will feature an OLED panel either.
It could stick with IPS LCD technology, and knowing Apple, the tech giant could take advantage of the stacked motherboard design to make the iPad Pro more energy efficient and give the company sufficient room to incorporate a larger battery capacity.
The source does not speak about an iPhone SE 2, though we still have high hopes that Apple will release a more powerful and compact version of the iPhone SE released in 2016.
Source: Economic Daily News