iPad Pro Predictions for iPad Pro 2019

tps3443

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Anyone have predictions for the iPad 2019 version? Or would like to see ? Curious what else they can do to improve it
I can say for a fact, there will be a very small performance increase if any. We are already on a 7NM die manufacturing process with the current silicon in our iPad Pro 2018, we can’t go any smaller. As 7NM is not even mainstream right now as it is..

The current performance of the iPad is phenomenal, but apple is extremely slack on using it. Making a fast piece of hardware is only half the story; and optimizing applications for maximum potential and performance on that hardware is the other half.

What will we really see? Probably edge to edge displays, with a smaller bezel, obviously no home button will be there. A camera that doesn’t poke out, and 10-15% faster performance with 2GB more ram, and double standard storage size of our current iPads. So 64 would be 128gb

Pretty cut and dry. I’ll buy one though! Lol. I like the iPad Pro. It is my new GO TO!
 
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I can say for a fact, there will be a very small performance increase if any. We are already on a 7NM die manufacturing process with the current silicon in our iPad Pro 2018, we can’t go any smaller. As 7NM is not even mainstream right now as it is..

The current performance of the iPad is phenomenal, but apple is extremely slack on using it. Making a fast piece of hardware is only half the story; and optimizing applications for maximum potential and performance on that hardware is the other half.

What will we really see? Probably edge to edge displays, with a smaller bezel, obviously no home button will be there. A camera that doesn’t poke out, and 10-15% faster performance with 2GB more ram, and double standard storage size of our current iPads. So 64 would be 128gb

Pretty cut and dry. I’ll buy one though! Lol. I like the iPad Pro. It is my new GO TO!
Can’t go wrong with the iPad Pro :) debating if I should wait until Fall, I don’t mind waiting but was curious what the 2019 would bring
 

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Can’t go wrong with the iPad Pro :) debating if I should wait until Fall, I don’t mind waiting but was curious what the 2019 would bring
No sense in waiting, if you have a older iPad, and your considering upgrading. Then buying a 2018 Pro is a logical move. The latest iPad Pro from last gen iPad Pro, was the largest jump in technology and performance I’ve ever seen in my life from any standpoint. it’s the 2018 iPad Pro, that will make the 2019 Pro underwhelming looking.

2017 iPad Pro vs 2018 iPad Pro is no comparison though.

Buy one, and enjoy it. You are probably looking at January 2020 unil a new iPad Pro gets released anyways. You’ve got a while.
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Here's a prediction: there won't be one.

iPad Pro 1 came out Nov 2015.
iPad Pro 2 came out Jun 2017
iPad Pro 3 came out Oct 2018

These things are on 15+ month cycles. We're not seeing one before 2020, and there is little reason for there to be a new one before then.
Your right wow. Yea, I definitely wouldn’t wait to purchase the newest iPad Pro that is available then.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t stretch this model even further.
 
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Here's a prediction: there won't be one.

iPad Pro 1 came out Nov 2015.
iPad Pro 2 came out Jun 2017
iPad Pro 3 came out Oct 2018

These things are on 15+ month cycles. We're not seeing one before 2020, and there is little reason for there to be a new one before then.
Second that - 2020 is in the cards. No reason to do a cycle before that. Apple will adress the tablet marked in 2019 with the rumored 10” iPad, so that’ll ensure some good quarter results in the tablet category.
 

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No sense in waiting, if you have a older iPad, and your considering upgrading. Then buying a 2018 Pro is a logical move. The latest iPad Pro from last gen iPad Pro, was the largest jump in technology and performance I’ve ever seen in my life from any standpoint. it’s the 2018 iPad Pro, that will make the 2019 Pro underwhelming looking.

2017 iPad Pro vs 2018 iPad Pro is no comparison though.

Buy one, and enjoy it. You are probably looking at January 2020 unil a new iPad Pro gets released anyways. You’ve got a while.
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Your right wow. Yea, I definitely wouldn’t wait to purchase the newest iPad Pro that is available then.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t stretch this model even further.
For me the gen 3 iPP was a very small jump if look at the improvements in functionality. Things like FaceId, a new design and USB-C don’t give you more possibilities (at least with an IOS that cripples the USB-C features). The improvements in weight and thickness are even destroyed again by the Smart Folio which makes it thicker and heavier as before.

On the other hand the gen 2 iPP was a big jump because of great features like the ProMotion (120Hz) display with improved pencil latency, P3 support with HDR and TrueTone, 12/7 MP Camera and many more....
 
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I can’t see any changes on the hardware this year - the new Pros are way ahead of everything and Apple’s other hardware. The current “budget” iPad is a great device too now it has pencil support and has been updated.

I think most people are waiting to see what happens with iOS this year as that’s the weak link in the Pro lineup now.
 

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The next iPad Pro will be seen in early 2020 or mid 2020. The year of 2019 will be this iPad and iOS 13 update.

I think though the next iPad will be a tock-cycle reminding me of the second gen iPad Pro. Therefore, the design will be the same, but it will have:

- A13X processor, first apple product on TSMC 5nm process. (Geekbench: Single: 6000, multi: 24000)
- Same storage options
- 6/8GB RAM
- 3D camera system and second gen Face ID
- Better screen, not sure OLED yet, but maybe extended color-profile.
 

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Agree with most here. iPad Pro will almost certainly not see an update in 2019. The iPad and iPad mini will get updates this year, to bring them in parity with each other. A11 may be used here from the iPhone 8/8+. Same crap chassis and 1st Gen Apple Pencil support for the both of them. Probably around summer (or even now in March, who knows...)

Then Summer or Fall 2020 for new iPads Pro. Probably see an A14X processor - hopefully they stick with the same screen sizes this time around. The 11" needs longevity. Probably a bit too early for a viable foldable screen/device in the size of an iPad, but I do hope to see this before 2025...
 

AlexJoda

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The next iPad Pro will be seen in early 2020 or mid 2020. The year of 2019 will be this iPad and iOS 13 update.

I think though the next iPad will be a tock-cycle reminding me of the second gen iPad Pro. Therefore, the design will be the same, but it will have:

- A13X processor, first apple product on TSMC 5nm process. (Geekbench: Single: 6000, multi: 24000)
- Same storage options
- 6/8GB RAM
- 3D camera system and second gen Face ID
- Better screen, not sure OLED yet, but maybe extended color-profile.
Do you believe the will bring IOS 13 without new hardware? Normally the combine a new IOS with new hardware to push the new device with new features or to enable the hardware features with IOS....
 

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A less bendable / bent chassis.

^ That is not a troll. The PR around it was significant enough that Apple had to have a support page just to deal with it. I don't think they want that kind of publicity moving forward.

Apart from that - it's hard to say what else they'd do - more incremental updates in performance etc, but I'd like an OLED screen for true blacks - that would make the iPad Pro a much better device for watching movies.

What iPad Pro really needs is more apps that have the same degree of functionality as their desktop / laptop counterparts. That would increase its value significantly.
 

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I don't predict an upgrade for the Pro models in 2019. The current Pro models are incredibly powerful with the A12X in there. I think (hope) that iOS 13 will bring around massive improvements to the experience, to take better advantage of the hardware the Pro models have. That will make iPad users feel like they have a new device, and will provide Apple a whole new angle in which to promote them.

When an upgrade does happen, though, I think they really need to give it more RAM. Also, a better resolution screen. Yes, they already have good screens, but giving it a 4K resolution (like many other devices now) would be amazing. Also, more than one USB-C port. It's important to have more ports if they want people to use this as a "computer". Those are the biggest things for me... that and of course a more powerful processor will be equipped with it.
 

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The software doesn't even begin to tax the current 2018 models. They have to really push it for these to even begin to break a sweat. Summer of 2020 is my guess. Hopefully they wait till Fall and do a 2 year cycle. The A14 will likely be worth it, a A13X likely is marginal as already stated.
 

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Do you believe the will bring IOS 13 without new hardware? Normally the combine a new IOS with new hardware to push the new device with new features or to enable the hardware features with IOS....
Yes I do in the way iOS 12 was introduced. These iPad are truly made for the upcoming iOS 13 release due to the amount of power and USB-C port. We also didn’t see any new iPad with the iOS 10 release at the time.
I believe the hardware focus will be on Mac this year with the cross-application thing.

I don’t think we will see an iPad Pro in fall 2019 with A13X. I think they’ll wait to next summer for the 5nm process planed in early 2020.
 

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Yes I do in the way iOS 12 was introduced. These iPad are truly made for the upcoming iOS 13 release due to the amount of power and USB-C port. We also didn’t see any new iPad with the iOS 10 release at the time.
I believe the hardware focus will be on Mac this year with the cross-application thing.

I don’t think we will see an iPad Pro in fall 2019 with A13X. I think they’ll wait to next summer for the 5nm process planed in early 2020.
That might make sense from the hardware perspective but it means that the new iPPs are running without an appropriate IOS for about a year....But you are right, the same happens with IOS 10 in 2016 when the first iPP was also out for about a year....(at least the 9.7 iPP was a little closer to the release of IOS 10).
 

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That might make sense from the hardware perspective but it means that the new iPPs are running without an appropriate IOS for about a year....But you are right, the same happens with IOS 10 in 2016 when the first iPP was also out for about a year....(at least the 9.7 iPP was a little closer to the release of IOS 10).
True, you can argue with the 9.7 edition.
I hope so due to the price. I hope this year focus will be on software. It looks like what is needing.
 
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New iPad pros won't be for a while. Apple's next "brave" innovation will be to remove the charging port and go qi-only.
 

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For me the gen 3 iPP was a very small jump if look at the improvements in functionality. Things like FaceId, a new design and USB-C don’t give you more possibilities (at least with an IOS that cripples the USB-C features). The improvements in weight and thickness are even destroyed again by the Smart Folio which makes it thicker and heavier as before.

On the other hand the gen 2 iPP was a big jump because of great features like the ProMotion (120Hz) display with improved pencil latency, P3 support with HDR and TrueTone, 12/7 MP Camera and many more....
If you look at all ipad generations, they all have a home button. So, that being removed is a pretty significant change in design. I do not use a case so that is not a problem for me. But, most of all is the performance increase, obviously not a small one. You cannot encode 4K video on a 2017 iPad. It is far to slow to do this.

USB-c does give you more possibilities, I plug my iPad directly into a Ethernet cable when I’m playin PUBG online.

Also, the new iPad Pro can be used as a wireless touch display with a Mac mini.

The list goes on. I never owned a iPad before, so I cannot directly compare.

But, in a lot of applications the performance difference alone is more like the 2017 can’t, and the 2018 can.
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What the next iPad Pro needs is not new hardware. It needs new software. Specifically, a completely revamped iOS.
Bingo! We need that now lol. The hardware in this current iPad Pro is beastly. They really need to open it up.
 

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If you look at all ipad generations, they all have a home button. So, that being removed is a pretty significant change in design. I do not use a case so that is not a problem for me. But, most of all is the performance increase, obviously not a small one. You cannot encode 4K video on a 2017 iPad. It is far to slow to do this.

USB-c does give you more possibilities, I plug my iPad directly into a Ethernet cable when I’m playin PUBG online.

Also, the new iPad Pro can be used as a wireless touch display with a Mac mini.

The list goes on. I never owned a iPad before, so I cannot directly compare.

But, in a lot of applications the performance difference alone is more like the 2017 can’t, and the 2018 can.
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Bingo! We need that now lol. The hardware in this current iPad Pro is beastly. They really need to open it up.
How do you play pubg with the unresponsive touchscreen issue? You're gonna have a bad time if you ever try to play with good players and your touchscreen problems cause you to lose.
 
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