iOS 12.2 options hints of upcoming iPad fashions, new iPod contact
Apple has experimented a good bit with the iPad line through the years, culminating with the brand new design and highly effective internals on the pair of 2018 Professional fashions – iPad Professional 12.9 (2018) and iPad Professional 11. Nevertheless, Apple’s official retailer nonetheless carries the older iPad Professional 10.5 (2017) in addition to the iPad 9.7 (2018), with a barely older chipset and a lower cost tag. Weirdly nonetheless, there may be additionally an iPad Mini four nonetheless in official gross sales and circulation, relationship all the way in which again to 2015, with even older internals.
Now, as per just a few references, found by a recognized iOS tinkerer inside Apple’s newest iOS 12.2 construct, there may very well be at the least a pair of latest iPads on the horizon. The references in query describe a complete of 4 new iPads – two Wi-Fi solely and two Mobile variants, main many to consider that these are a refresh to the common 9.7-inch mannequin and considerably shocking iPad mini 5.
In concept, iOS 12.2 references 4 new iPads in WiFi & Mobile variants (maybe mini, and 9.7″?), all with out Face ID, and a (seventh-gen?) iPod contact with no Contact ID nor Face ID pic.twitter.com/xiJN6kmmTe
Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) January 25, 2019
All of it ties in fairly nicely with at the least just a few earlier leaks. One talked about each an iPad mini 5, in addition to a brand new 9.7-inch “common” variant, now with a barely larger 10-inch show and slimmed-down bezels.
The iOS leak retains on giving with one more point out of a future Apple system – an iPod Contact, of all issues. Steve additionally discovered no reference to both Contact ID or Face ID for stated system.