It's really weird to think that Apple's "Pro" level iPad device is now two generations behind the iPhone in terms of performance, and now that the XS matches it in RAM, you've got a pocketable computer that is faster than the current marketing-leading large tablet billed as a laptop replacement. They really need to hurry up and get this thing out the door because it's kind of embarrassing that the iPad is so far behind. Even the iPhone 8 had it beat in terms of performance (RAM aside) within months of release. I'd welcome a shift back to autumn releases of the iPad just so that the new version is always faster than the current iPhone. I just can't think of a MacBook that was ever two generations ahead of the MacBook Pro in speed. Not a perfect comparison but it's still weird. I'm hoping they at least have 6GB of RAM (8GB would be preferred at this point to really push the limits of what type of apps can be developed and future iOS capabilities) and I'm hoping the A12X can at least run 20% faster than the XS. I think they could really push the GPU as well to do @3X retina, but at 120Hz it could be a close call on whether it happens. It will probably use the same sort of LCD tech used on the iPhone XR though, and maybe in another year or two switch to OLED or even mLED if Apple goes all-in on that. I'm also kinda wondering if the reason they're doing the iPad and Mac together is because they are wanting to group them together more closely. I feel like we're going to see the iPad diverge more from the iPhone and become more Mac-like. We've already seen that start in iOS 11 and I think this event could push it even further.