Four New iPad Pro Models Spotted in Chinese User Manual on Apple's Website [Updated]

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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.

Four new iPad Pro models in Chinese user manual on Apple's website, since removed

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.



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simbo123

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Check out the google translate of the manual:
"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?
 

nicho

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Check out the google translate of the manual:
"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?
The answer to your question is in there somewhere...
 

MandiMac

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Check out the google translate of the manual:
"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?
3rd generation is already on the market. It's Face ID as it uses infrared.
 
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"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. "
Frickin' lasers!

Is Mini LED "ready" for widespread use now? I thought rumours about it were suggesting it was likely towards the end of 2020 or start of 2021 rather than now?
 

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I don’t know if I’m too unique of a consumer for this but an iPad Pro mini would be amazing. Not from a performance perspective but the form factor. I use my mini daily for my work and it’s much better for travel (whenever that resumes). Probably not enough demand for Apple to make it but maybe one day!
 

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I don’t know if I’m too unique of a consumer for this but an iPad Pro mini would be amazing. Not from a performance perspective but the form factor. I use my mini daily for my work and it’s much better for travel (whenever that resumes). Probably not enough demand for Apple to make it but maybe one day!
If they can squeeze a few more years out of that highly outdated design, you know they will. They're even doing it in their flagship product — the iPhone — so a niche category like iPad mini is more than likely going to suffer the same fate for longer.
 

Anson_431

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Frickin' lasers!

Is Mini LED "ready" for widespread use now? I thought rumours about it were suggesting it was likely towards the end of 2020 or start of 2021 rather than now?
Yeah I thought so too. The general rumors (as far as I can recall) are pointing towards end of the year or perhaps the next instead. Either way, I just hope they'll release the new iPad Pro already cuz I'm eagerly waiting to buy one for work, but it just doesn't make sense to buy the existing iPad Pro right now...... lol
 
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007p

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Now the questions are:
  • Which CPUs are being used? A13x, or already A14x? Aka is the iPad Pro late to the party or early?
  • How much RAM do these new iPads have? Still 4GB, or maybe 8GB across the board?
Or if being released in the next two weeks, it could be the same A12X with 6gb across all models instead of just the 1tb. A13X is possible but there has so far been no indication of its existence (doesn’t mean it can’t materialise though).

I can’t see them putting in the A14X before the A14 is released in the new phone. Let’s be honest, they can’t really be ahead in production at the moment can they..?

I was hoping for a release in October with the A14X as then I might have been encouraged to upgrade with the right software improvements in iOS 14. But if this new one is weeks away, then I guess it’s not going to be worth it.
 
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ascender

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Yeah I thought so too. The general rumors (as far as I can recall) are pointing towards end of the year or perhaps the next instead. Either way, I just hope they'll release the new iPad Pro already cuz I'm eagerly waiting to buy one for work, but it just doesn't make sense to buy the existing iPad Pro right now...... lol
I think a lot of people (on here) are probably in the same situation. The current iPad Pros are way more powerful than most people will ever need, but as we know there's a refresh coming, we're holding off.

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.
 

Anson_431

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I think a lot of people (on here) are probably in the same situation. The current iPad Pros are way more powerful than most people will ever need, but as we know there's a refresh coming, we're holding off.

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.
Yeah so true lol. On the other hand, my considerations (aside from the hardware specs) are also on the software side - with the currently available iPad Pro near its end of cycle, the next software update's (although it'll still be available for years to come) full feature probably won't be available for the current generation. And to me, it'll be quite a bummer if I shelve out that amount of resource to acquire a device for work, but then get excluded in the latest features in the upcoming software cycle.

Adding onto the fact that I do plan to use the iPad for quite a few years given its capability, it just doesn't work at all if I purchase the iPad Pro right now and automatically reduce a full year of "software support" from my usage. That said however, I am definitely struggling to not make an impulsive buy right now haha.
 

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Are they really going to release those without any open Stores (besides Mainland China)?

I somehow doubt it - but if you had asked Tim last Autumn if he could envision having to close all stores, I doubt he would have believed you if you had told in that he'd do that in six months.
 

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Are they really going to release those without any open Stores (besides Mainland China)?

I somehow doubt it - but if you had asked Tim last Autumn if he could envision having to close all stores, I doubt he would have believed you if you had told in that he'd do that in six months.
My thinking on this is that before nearly every announcement, Apple needs to have product already manufactured. So now the question is do they hold onto inventory that could be sold? If so, for how long? 2 weeks? 8 weeks?

Probably better to make an announcement and then flood the airwaves with ads.
 
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