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Next-Gen iPad Pro

Report: Next-Gen iPad Pro Models With Face ID Almost Ready to Go

March 7, 2018

Face ID-featuring next-gen iPad Pro models are likely ready for production although we probably won’t see them arrive in stores until late June, according to┬áRosenblatt Securities’ Jun Zhang via AppleInsider.

According to the analyst, Apple’s prepping a second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro and third-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Both are expected to include front-facing TrueDepth cameras, which will allow them to offer Face ID, animoji, and other 3-D-sensing technologies.

The new tablets are likely to feature an eight-core “A11X” processor that builds off of the six-core A11 processor found on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. Neither of the iPads is expected to ship with an OLED screen, however.

The first 12.9-inch iPad Pro arrived in 2015. The second one followed last year when the first-generation 10.5-inch model was announced. Assuming this report is correct, Apple’s most likely to announce the new models at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) like last year and release the new products before the end of June.

Before new iPad Pros arrive, as many as two new 2018 budget iPads are likely to be announced between now and June.