Earlier today, Apple got around to releasing the first beta of iOS 12.1 to developers. The beta release comes just a day after the company released the first build of iOS 12 to the public. Despite only containing Group FaceTime and no other major changes, the beta release was a hefty one in terms of size.
Face ID is Apple’s primary focus for biometric security these days, leaving Touch ID in the past and trudging forward wit the face unlock feature.
The first CAD-based renders and images of the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro have leaked online courtesy of OnLeaks. The renders you will see below are based on the CAD renderings of the device and show off extremely thin bezels.
An alleged case photo of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro has leaked online. The leaked photo has a mysterious cutout near the lightning connector hinting at Apple either debuting a new connector or port with its upcoming iPad Pro lineup or a repositioned Smart Connector.
The latest iOS 12 beta points to the iPad Pro coming with rounded display corners. This makes sense and will be in line with the iPhone X launched last year which also features rounded display corners.
When Apple first introduced the iPhone 7 back in 2016 without the headphone jack, it included a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with the handset to make the transition easier for its customers. The company continued the same trend with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X in 2018 and bundled a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with these devices.
The last few beta releases of iOS 11 and iOS 12 already include plenty of references of a new iPad with Face ID. Joining that list today is an icon discovered in the iOS 12 beta 5 which again points to the next-generation iPad coming without Touch ID and even smaller bezels.
The premium offerings from the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet lineup are meant to compete with Apple’s high-end tablet offerings, and that trend continues on Wednesday with a brand new model.
Later this year, the iPad Pro is reportedly going to get upgraded, with a slew of new additions rumored to be coming down the pipe.