No iPad X next year

Discussion in 'iPad' started by UBS28, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2012
    I was in the Apple store yesterday and basically the "new" 10.5 iPad Pro is not a new design. It is actually taken from the iPhone 6S plus that also have thin bezels on the side.

    Given how old the design of the iPhone 6S plus, an iPad in the design of the iPhone X won't be next year given how long it took Apple to adjust the iPad to the design of the iPhone 6S plus (which wasn't a new design also).
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68030


    Jun 9, 2015
    Every time we say we know exactly what apple is going to do, we always end up being wrong. Don't be one of those guys that says "this isn't gonna happen", only for us to dig up this thread next year after the ipad x is announced and laugh

    Apple does what apple wants. Them upgrading storage on the iPad Pro a few months after the other didn't make a whole lot of sense. Not updating the first gen 12.9 to have the same specs as the 9.7 to have features like true tone didn't make any sense. Believe me when i say: All apple did was reduce the bezels of the 10.5 inch ipad. It's not really an entirely new "design". I would totally not be surprised if next year (like the rumors are suggesting) we see a new ipad that takes ALL design cues from the current iPhone.
  3. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    Wouldn't you think an iPad X would come out in 2020, the tenth anniversary? An updated iPad before that likely but a major upgrade for that anniversary year.
  4. yep-sure macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    The iPad Pros have more in common with the 5 series of iPhones than the 6 series.

    It's a design that works perfectly for the tablet format IMO. The home button could probably safely be removed, but the bezels are very much required.
  5. Ghost31 macrumors 68030


    Jun 9, 2015
    The bezels being THAT size is definitely not required
  6. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    Realistically you could reduce the bezels on the 12.9 and scrap the home button or make it smaller without issues but it’s unlikely that we will see any huge difference in the next few years mainly because there is no need. Tablets have less usability issues than phones so they don’t have to be the smallest and slimmest.
  7. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    My next iPad will have the iPhone X design. I hope they keep the overall size of the 10.5 for the Smart Keyboard.
  8. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    But they had reason to ditch the home button to make the screen bigger. The iPad Pro is already bigger so what advantage would it be dropping the home button? They kept the headphone jack didn't they?
  9. Kostas3000 macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2016
    New York
    by that time the dictation apps would be so good that you won't need the keyboard...
  10. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    That would be one big ass, expensive OLED screen.
  11. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2016
    Technically the demonsions on the 10.5 vs 9.7are entirely different and the front of both iPads are different thus they are different machines
  12. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    MIng Chi Kuo has said FaceID will come to the next iPads, and he has a very good track record. The iPhone 7 didn’t have FaceID so I don’t think these are necessarily parallel
  13. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    If the 2018 iPad Pro have a Face ID automatically the home button will have to go !
  14. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    I was hoping that in the last 4 years since the iPhone 6/Plus launch, they would have updated the iPad design to be more like it. Curved glass and edges, and gotten rid of that damn chamfered edge.
  15. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    100% Wrong
    There’s an article about this some where.
    Apples declining iPad sales where due to the fact that for about 3-4 Years the iPad remained unchanged.
    So they Apple decided they needed to change the iPad on a yearly basis in big way not only Spec wise but. But design wise as well.
    In comes the iPad Pro Quad Speakers Huge Display Major Spec Bump Stylus. It was maonumental
    Only 1 year later another Monumental change so significant it causes headlines and people want it.
    Next year expect yet another big step forward.
    The original IPad Launched in April 2010 I don’t expect Apple to wait til 2020 then for an iPad X for OLED, and Home Button Removal.
  16. Jinkst macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    In iPhone X we have a bigger than Plus screen in a similar form to a standard size. That's a significant difference/improvement depending on personal preferences.

    I don't think having a 12.9" iPad screen in the form of something smaller is as big of a deal to Apple or consumers. iPads are large enough for the most part that a full screen/no bezel display in a smaller form factor isn't that big of a deal. I think it will eventually go that way, but it's not as though other tablets are really making inroads in the market the way other phones compete at the moment.
  17. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    If FaceID is coming to the iPad, they need to make it so it recognize more than one face. As much as Apple wants everyone to have their own iPads, it's a shared family device when you have kid(s).
  18. omelet1978 macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012
    Face ID is supposedly coming to Apple’s entire lineup and it will be their signature feature for a while so probably yes on the next version of the ipad.

    I don’t they would do a re-design just yet since the 10.5 just came out. The main reason is they probably just don’t need to since the iPad is outselling everything else. Samsung makes some pretty good tablets but their App selection is not good and developers aren’t investing time and resources into it anytime i’d say the current form factor is with us for a year or two.

    That being said, an edge to edge iPad in the 10.5 form factors overall size would be pretty sweet.
  19. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    If X is $999 then new ipp X will start $1,500 and go to $1,999!
  20. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  21. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I wouldn't assume that. We have 3 in my house.
  22. nilk macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2007
    Agreed. It's ridiculous that we still don't have multi-user functionality (along with a "guest" mode) on the iPad (let alone the iPhone). But I do know why Apple hasn't provided this.

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