Apple has been rumored to be working on an iPad Pro with features like Face ID and an edge-to-edge display. Now, a fresh report claims to know when the device will be unveiled.
According to Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang, via MacRumors, Apple will announce the revamped iPad Pro during the second quarter of 2018, with a likely debut at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). As MacRumors notes, Apple unveiled its current iPad Pro lineup at the same event a year ago.
The new iPad Pro will reportedly borrow a lot of features from the iPhone X, including the lack of a home button and slimmer display bezels. Previously, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple would release an iPad Pro with Face ID; a similar report from Bloomberg reiterated this fact, so the reports are mounting.
One thing that’s unclear is if Apple’s new device will feature that iPhone X’s notch, which houses the phone’s TrueDepth setup. There’s a possibility the iPad Pro could feature slightly larger bezels while leaving enough room to house the sensors, rather than the approach seen in the iPhone X.
However, with the iPhone X’s notch becoming such a point of fixation among fans and competitors, it wouldn’t be surprising for the iPad Pro to feature a similar design.
Other possible upgrades to the iPad Pro include an A11X Bionic chip and a more advanced stylus. If Apple does indeed introduce something at WWDC, it won’t be long until we learn more about what the company has planned.