Leak Suggests New iPad Pro Models Unlikely to Debut at Today's Apple Event

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    Apple has suffered an embarrassing leak of its major product announcements today, just hours ahead of its much-publicized "Gather Round" event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park.

    An XML sitemap file briefly available on Apple.com included intended URL links for Apple's entire iPhone lineup as well as the company's redesigned Apple Watch Series 4, but one product line noticeably absent from the list of links was the iPad Pro.

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    Apple has been working on updated iPad Pro models that adopt an iPhone X-style design with slimmer bezels and no Home button, with the iPads instead set to gain a TrueDepth Camera System that will allow Face ID to be used for biometric authentication purposes.

    Rumors have suggested the new iPad Pro models will be available in screen sizes that are approximately 11 and 12.9 inches, with Apple using chamfered edges that are similar in design to the iPhone SE. The antenna lines on the device may also be located at the top and bottom, similar to the iPhone 7.

    Based on today's leak, there's a good chance Apple has decided to hold over its new iPad Pro announcement for a separate October launch event. If that's the plan, Apple will likely also use next month's event to announce a raft of new Macs, including refreshed iMacs, a new Mac mini, and a new low-cost MacBook Air.

    Additionally, a question mark remains over the fate of the Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat. Apple introduced the AirPower in September 2017 and promised to launch it in 2018, but development issues have delayed its release.

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    The AirPower is designed to charge the Apple Watch (Series 3 and 4), glass-backed iPhones, and AirPods all at the same time, with a wireless charging case required to enable wireless charging for the AirPods.

    In July, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claimed Apple aims to release its multi-device AirPower charging mat "before or in September", however there's no mention of the AirPower in today's aforementioned leaked XML sitemap.

    On the other hand, Apple could be planning to host the device on its website under a generic "Accessories" listing, which could theoretically give it a non-identifying URL link. But given the clear listing of the company's other upcoming products, that possibility seems unlikely at this stage.

    Of course, Apple could still surprise us later today by unveiling both its new iPad Pro lineup and the AirPower, but we'll just have to wait and see.

    The keynote begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. MacRumors will be covering the event live from Steve Jobs Theater, with a live blog, hands-on photos, news stories, videos, and live tweets via @MacRumorsLive on Twitter.

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    Apparently Apple were inundated by requests from people's credit cards and bank accounts requesting some time to recover from the serious battering they will take over the next few days.
     
  5. Schizoid macrumors 6502a

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    This event is rapidly becoming a non-event yet again.
     
  6. fokmik macrumors 68020

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    NO ipad pro today = October event
    This mean new ipad pro,new redesign macbook and imac and new mac mini
     
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    No way could everything be at one event shame cos i wanted the new ipad but this event will just be iphones and apple watch and software recap airpower in 2022
     
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    so, no back to school sale for new iPad Pro? that sucks...
     
  10. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    School started 2 weeks ago... :p

    (but I know what you mean...)
     
  11. gorkt macrumors 6502a

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    Good. My wallet will have a chance to recover from this month.
     
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    Not surprised at all. iPad's usually have their own event, with few minor announcements to fill the keynote.
     
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    Can't wait for the new iPad. My Air is in serious need of an upgrade.
     
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    Watch there be no new Mac mini or MacBook Air either...
     
  16. frou macrumors 6502

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    The new iPad Pro is almost certainly coming...
     
  17. Val-kyrie macrumors 68000

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    iPhone-focused event = *yawn*

    Wake me up when new iPads and Macs are revealed.
     
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    Too bad apple seems incapable of keeping secrets anymore.
     
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    I’m happy about it because it means that there will be an October event too. Hopefully a desktop Mac focused one.
     
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    These headlines are starting to sound more and more like CNN. EMBARRASSING LEAK!!!!

    Actually whats more embarrassing is that this all leaked already many weeks ago and only got more and more confirmed the closer it got to the even. So at this point were in for very few surprises today.
     
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    Are you saying that to the Editor orrr?
     
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    Sorry, but Want or Need
     
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    The new name will be iPad Maxi, and it’s designed specifically to prevent embarrassing leaks.
     

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