Apple is reportedly working on brand new iPad Pros for 2018 and today we want to take you through reasons why you should, and maybe shouldn’t, wait for the new iPad Pro model(s) to arrive.
If you’re hunting for a new tablet with a beautiful screen and a ton of horsepower, Apple’s iPad Pro line should be near the top of your shopping list.
The iPad Pro currently comes in two sizes, 10.5-inches and 12.9-inches, with three storage options (64, 256, 512GB) and four colors (silver, gold, rose gold, and gray) to choose from. You can also buy it with LTE built-in if you’ll always need connectivity.
They’re two of the best tablets on the market and we generally recommend going with an iPad Pro model over the iPad and iPad mini lines.
Apple’s current iPad Pro models are definitely worth considering in 2018, but you should also take note of the rumored iPad Pro 2018, a successor that’s reportedly in development ahead of an official release later this year.
iPad Pro 2018 Rumors
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is hard at work on a new high-end 2018 iPad Pro that will borrow some features from the company’s flagship iPhone X.
In early July, French site Consomac reported that Apple registered new tablets with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). There are five new iPad model numbers and they’re registered with iOS 11. Nonetheless, the tablets are expected to launch this fall with Apple’s iOS 12 update on board.
The same site recently discovered two additional unannounced iPad tablets at the EEC and MySmartPrice recently found four new model numbers in a MIIT certification. It’s a sign the launch is getting closer.
On top of that, respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes Apple’s working on two brand new iPad Pro models for release this year and claims they will indeed borrow technology from Apple’s iPhone X. Kuo believes these new iPad models are still on track for release in the second half of 2018.
References have also been discovered lurking inside Apple’s upcoming iOS 12.1 update and they point to a potential tie-in with iOS 12’s first milestone upgrade.
Apple didn’t announce the new iPad Pros on stage alongside the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr, but many believe the company will host another launch event in October to outline new iPads and new Macs.
This means you’ll likely have to wade through a few more weeks of iPad Pro 2018 rumors before the company confirms the new model(s).
While some of you might want to go ahead and pickup a new tablet today, many others should consider waiting for Apple’s next-gen iPad Pro.
Wait Because We're Probably Close to Launch
You probably don't have to wait too much longer for Apple to announce its new iPad Pro models.
They didn't appear alongside the new iPhones, but sources claim the iPad 2018 will emerge sometime later this year. This means you only have a few weeks to go before Apple makes it announcements.
Apple hasn't confirmed another media event, but the expectation is that the company will announce the devices sometime in October to get them out in time for the holidays. If you've waited this long, what's a few more weeks?
If you don't have time sit through several weeks of Apple rumors, or your budget won't allow you to wait for an October (or maybe even a November) release date, you should start looking elsewhere.
Again, Apple's launched a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support and there are some very good reasons to consider going with this model over the Pro line.
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