Four New iPad Pro Models Spotted in Chinese User Manual on Apple's Website [Updated]
Four new iPad Pro models were temporarily listed in a Chinese user manual for iPadOS 13 on Apple's website, including two 11-inch and two 12.9-inch models, as spotted by the blog iPhone in Canada. The new model numbers include A2228, A2229, A2231, and A2233. Apple removed all four models from the user manual earlier today.
Apple already filed model A2228 in the Eurasian Economic Commission database in July 2019, in addition to model A2229 yesterday.
All of this is increasing evidence that an iPad Pro refresh could be on the horizon. A few months ago, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasted that Apple will launch new iPad Pro models with a triple-lens rear camera system and 3D sensing for augmented reality in the first half of 2020, although it is unclear if the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that plan.
Update: CoinX, an anonymous Twitter account with a reputable track record, has hinted that an iPad Pro refresh could be on the horizon.
Wait! https://t.co/V8jlwIjW9K — CoinX (@coiiiiiiiin) March 17, 2020
Top Rated Comments
For me, native mouse support with some sort of Apple keyboard (with trackpad) is a game changer for me - I could finally look to replace my laptop with an iPad.
1. No A14X but A13X
2. No 5G but 4G
3. Triple camera + ToF camera
4. New keyboard folio + trackpad
5. Same display, no mini-LED
Then the next iteration of iPad Pro will be in fall 2021 with A15X, Qualcomm 5G and mini-LED and/or OLED display.
Yikes, let’s not disregard science.
"The iPad Pro (11-inch) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) contain lasers that may damage the lasers during repair or disassembly and may cause harmful invisible infrared laser radiation. "
Is this the FaceID or is this part of the new camera?