iOS 12 Features Point Towards New iPad Pro This Year

Written by Nitish Singh
Last updated September 23, 2021

Apple is expected to release a new iPad Pro this year according to rumors. With new design elements being found in the iPad version of iOS 12, it is expected a completely redesigned iPad may be in the works. The latest version of iOS for iPad includes a host of new gestures that are similar to that of the iPhone X.

A swipe up menu for bringing up the Control Centre and face detection support have been found in the iOS 12 interface, which could mean Apple is working on a bezel-less design. The notification bar design on the latest version of iOS also indicates that the new tablet may include a notch for added screen real estate. Added sensors to improve augmented reality on the tablets are also expected with AR being one of the core highlights in the latest version of iOS.

iPad Pro 2018

Image Courtesy of Martin Hajek

According to recent reports, the new iPad Pro will include a faster processor, a TrueDepth camera similar to that of the iPhone X. Apple had to include a notch to make room for the TrueDepth camera on its flagship iPhone, and it is likely the iPad Pro 2018 will get the same treatment. The new hardware announcements are set to be made during Apple’s next keynote in fall 2018. Three new iPhone devices are already expected this year along with a MacBook lineup refresh.

However, it may simply be the case of Apple bringing in swipe gestures to all its devices including the iPad and older generation iPhone devices. There were speculations about hardware announcements for yesterday’s Apple WWDC, but the entire event was focused on software across the entire range of Apple devices. We will have to wait until Apple’s September keynote to find out more about future tablets from the tech giant.

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