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It’s starting to look more and more like Apple is launching a new iPad Pro this year. This is evidenced by a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 12.1. The code refers to a 2018 fall iPad, with which it is practically certain that there will be a new iPad Pro this autumn.

The software that shows this is the Memoji synching, a feature that is currently supported on iPhones and uses the TrueDepth camera system. Rumour has it that the same system also comes to the iPad and the fact that the code of the Memoji app now refers to an iPad, indicates that this is also true.

More evidence

Another proof for a new iPad Pro lies in the fact that Face ID, which currently does not work in landscape mode, will soon offer that support. Combined with the Memoji-sync story, that is a good indication that there will be a new iPad this year. In fact, it seems that Apple will be presenting the devices in the course of October, just like other years.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who regularly publishes accurate messages about new Apple devices, said Apple is launching a new iPad Pro this year. Recently he stated that the new models would be equipped with USB-C connectivity, instead of the usual Lightning connector.


These devices were expected to be unveiled at Apple’s September event, but that story proved to be untrue. Instead, only the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and the cheaper XR were revealed. In addition, an Apple Watch Series 4 was unveiled during the event. However, the expected iPad Pro did not materialize.

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