iPad Pro Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman report

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  1. Alaxlmartin macrumors regular

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    Here’s what Apple is planning for the new iPad Pro, according to people familiar with the plans:


    • Nearly edge-to-edge screens with slimmer, symmetrical bezels like the latest iPhones.
    • A USB-C connector for charging and syncing data, the first time Apple is bringing this charging standard to its iOS devices. This will leave the iPhone as Apple’s only major product to use the Lightning connector. It will also be the first time Apple has changed the charging port on iOS devices since 2012.
    • Face ID will be used for unlocking the new iPad, and the Home button and fingerprint scanner will be removed. Unlike with iPhones, Face ID will work in both portrait and landscape orientations.
    • Face ID will enable Animojis (and the personalized variety known as Memojis) on iPads for the first time.
    • The screens will be less expensive LCD panels, rather than the OLED screens on the iPhone XS.
    • The iPad’s external look will be redesigned as well. It will include more squared-off sides like the iPhone 5, 5S, and SE from a few years ago.
    • A faster processor that’s a variant of the A12 Bionic chip recently added to the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.
    • A custom Apple graphics chip, the first time this would be included in an iPad.
    • An updated Apple Pencil, succeeding the original version launched in 2015.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ll-two-devices-out-from-under-iphone-s-shadow
     
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  3. gnomeisland macrumors 6502a

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    The custom graphics chip stands out, but mostly because it seems wrong, so that leaves open what did the source really mean? Surely there isn't a separate GPU. Does it mean there will be brand new GPU cores or just an upgraded number of GPU cores like every other AXx Apple processor?
     
  4. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    I’m worried about the squared off edges. Sounds uncomfortable to hold for long periods, especially for the larger model.
     
  5. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    Nope,think about a bigger iphone 5
    No more cuts sensations from the current edges of the ipads
     
  6. Bravia3d macrumors regular

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    Just hoping they are beautiful & powerful
     
  7. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    Both your wishes will come true
    I hope for a better ASK with backlit keys
     
  8. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    The edges of the iPhone 5 had very little weight / pressure applied onto your skin.. a ~1.4lb iPad not so much
     
  9. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    doesn't matter, the new ipads will weight about the same, but the shape of iphone 5 will offer a more pleasant long time usage. is all about the physics
     
  10. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    I’m not understanding your logic. I’ve never heard anyone say that the hard edges of the 5 are more comfortable to hold than the rounded edges of the 6.
     
  11. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    you are holding an current 10.5" ipad pro? because its clear you are not...current ipads DOESNT have the same edges like the iphone 6/7
    Where the display meets the casing its sharp
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    I took it to mean a custom Apple-designed GPU like iPhones have had since last year.
     
  13. CrazyForCashews macrumors 6502

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    The new Pros are gonna be soo nice.

    I'm more excited for the October event than the September one.
     
  14. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    But the new ones will have sharp edges on both sides....
     
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    In before "you're holding it wrong."
     
  16. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    almost 90 degrees on both side, where the current ipad pro the angle between the display and the case is sub 90 degrees, around 60...so sharper and you feel that when you hold it in portrait mode especially
    Again, you will see, if you will buy the new one
     
  17. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    Chamfered. Just like the front edges on the current iPad Pro that you just called sharp. :confused:

    Just saw the edit about degrees. Interesting! I’m buying it regardless so we shall see.
     
  18. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    again, first we need to see it officially because until now, we never saw a leak unit, just some CAD
     
  19. upandown macrumors 6502a

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    Seems wrong? Lol

    Go read about the A12 in the latest iPhones. It makes perfect sense. Anandtech.com
     
  20. Heat_Fan89 macrumors 6502

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    That's correct, all made possible by Mark Gurman.
     
  21. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if this new ipad will have bigger bezels than the side 10.5" ones
     
  22. RudySnow macrumors 6502

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    Well, then, let me be the first. I HATED the iPhone 6 (and later) edges—felt like holding a slippery bar of soap. I really enjoyed the 5 and now have an SE. I welcome this change on the 12.9 iPad. I’m not a fun of FaceID vs. TouchID whatsoever but the camphered edges may offset that.
     
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    It's possible, but it's also possible it's just a black & white line drawing as the article mentioned.
     
  24. atmuwben macrumors member

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    I can conclude from this report the iPad Pro will either have a bigger screen or a smaller, thinner, lighter casing.
     
  25. gnomeisland macrumors 6502a

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    I didn’t read the Anandtech review and a half dozen more. Did you read my comment? It seems wrong because then GPU is not a separate chip like Bloomberg said. It is an integrated part of the SOC. So what did the leaker really mean?
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    Yes, but the wording is weird since it isn’t new and it isn’t a separate chip.
     

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