Availability of IOS12 and new iPad PRO 2018

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  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    If the new IOS really comes out in June, does that mean there will be no new iPad PRO until then?
     
  2. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    If we’re lucky. I call September for the iPad X
     
  3. augustya macrumors 68020

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    Yes, that probably means that. Had it been March, by now, we would have heard something.
     
  4. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Yah iPads were moved to a Spring/summer cycle and I don’t see that changing back this year. I also however am not expecting an iPad X as they can simply implement the tech into current models. Give the 12.9 the screen to body ratio of the 10.5 and put in Face ID cameras. I don’t see a need for the iPad X
     
  5. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    $1500 for the iPad X!
     
  6. Super Momo macrumors newbie

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    Oh no. iOS 11 has costed me a lot of trouble. I will not upgrade it unless it will make me out of the school’s control and let me be free from control for App Store and paying. Sincerely hope iOS 12 can help me. I want to pay.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    you would think the new ipad pro will have IOS 12 on it straight away so maybe september is likely for the next pro. I know june was rumoured though

    but would they want new iphone and ipad launched together?
     
  8. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    iOS 12 is focused on smaller refinements with no reason to launch iPad Pro X on it, personally I don’t see one even happening. The new iPads will simply launch on 11.3.X
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Thinking about it I know last years pro didn't ship with IOS 12...

    so the rumours of a june launch still seems likely
     
  10. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    I wonder what is the point of waiting for the iPad PRO 2018.

    According to the source:

    "Bloomberg's sources expect "at least one" new iPad model to ditch the Home button and go for an edge-to-edge screen, replacing Touch ID with Face ID. The sources suggests that this model will have a screen size that's close the currently offered 10.5in, but removing the Home button will enable Apple to push this closer to 11in, or keep it the same size while shrinking the chassis."

    Isn't the current CPU and GPU inside the iPad PRO overkill for all the apps including AI-related apps? If they are going to put an even faster CPU/GPU in the iPad PRO 2018, what do we benefit from?

    So, if I don't care about Face ID and removal of the Home button, there is no point to keep waiting. Am I right?

    Is the ability to use the Apple pencil the feature that distinguishes between the iPad and iPad PRO?
     
  11. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    If you look at the rumored development of MacOS apps and iOS app running within the same code and simply adapting to the platform, I think you could see iOS 13 incorporate the new app framework fully, bringing existing apps on MacOS to iOS. Yes we have that now for a lot of apps but the feature sets still tend to be limited on iOS compared to MacOS counterparts, the current performance of the new iPad Pro's and this new cross compatible code base would essentially make it much easier for app developers to have equal app capabilities across iPads and Macs.
     
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    HarryWild macrumors 65816

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    Apple might also delay it a month for excitement sake just to add to demand like they do for some products! I think it will be release in November time frame just to shock buyers to wait and order it online!
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    More power and less energy consumption since it is an 7 nano SoC A12X vs. the A10X which is a 15 or 16 nano thick and will be anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 in size too!
     
  13. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    A10X is actually 10nm process
     
  14. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    If Apple were to release two new iPad or iPad Pro this month, which week will it most likely be?
     
  15. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Based off past things I’d say bewtween 20th and 27th
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Interesting

    Thought we would see both 10.5 and 12.9 upgrading to Face ID so now it’s only one?
     
  17. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    You also don’t know it will have A12X. They could still release it with A11x even in September.
     
  18. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    That’s been my theory all along. Internal upgrades to the 10.3 and 12.9. Same body style.

    ONE new iPad X. 10.3 chassis see to edge giving us a sweet spot of 11 to 11.5 screen size.

    I find the 10.3 too small and the 12.9 too unwieldy. Give me an effective screen size of the awesome 11” MacBook Air and it’s an instant buy.
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    The report in Jan was all the pros would have Face ID.

    Can’t see just one getting it to be honest. Guess will see. An 11 inch might be the right size between iPads I suppose.
     
  20. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    Who knows at this point? We’re all guessing. maybe keep the bezelled 10.3 and 12.9 and throw Face ID in there? Go with an edge to edge “notch” faceid version for one new model? Time will tell. The rumor mill should pick up by the summer.
     
  21. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    By have iPhone X style edge to edge display, does that mean same 12.9” screen size but higher resolutions or an almost 12.9” from one corner of the “case” to the other? In the latter case, it means lighter and smaller device.
     
  22. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Another concern is that given the size of the iPad PRO 12.9", it is difficult not to touch the sides of the screen while holding it. If the 2018 version is bezel-less like the iPhone X, won't the fingers accidentally touch the screen and lead to unexpected behavior?
     

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