“The next-gen Apple iPad Pro is expected to be the first iPad model to flaunt Face ID sensors”
Several reports recently have suggested that Apple will be launching its next-gen iPads at a dedicated event later this month. One of these tablets is expected to be the 2018 variant of the Apple iPad Pro. Now ahead of the possible unveiling, the upcoming 2018 Apple iPad Pro 12.9’s alleged case render has been leaked on the interwebs. The render has revealed quite a lot about the design of the upcoming Apple iPad Pro model.
The leaked photo of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) shows the device sitting in a laptop-like position inside a UAG case. The image shows that the slate will come with a new edge-to-edge display. The tablet seems to sport very little bezels on all the sides without any home button. The device appears to flaunt Face ID sensors that can be seen in the top bezel, which is the left in this image since the tablet is sitting in landscape orientation. The photo also shows that this particular UAG case for the next-gen iPad Pro will feature a dedicated slot to store the Apple Pencil accessory.
Unfortunately, the new leak hasn’t revealed anything else about the upcoming Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018). However, as per the rumour mill, the device could be powered by a new Apple A12X chip, which will be an upgrade from the A10X Fusion. The Face ID tech on the slate is expected to work even in landscape mode, which is not available on iPhones at the moment.
Furthermore, the reports indicate that the new iPad Pro models will switch from Lightning ports to USB-C, which could offer 4K HDR video output for the first time. We can also expect the Cupertino tech giant to introduce a new version of the Apple Pencil at the same event.