iOS 12.2 features hints of upcoming iPad models, new iPod touch

Victor, 26 January 2019

Apple has experimented a fair bit with the iPad line over the years, culminating with the new design and powerful internals on the pair of 2018 Pro models - iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) and iPad Pro 11. However, Apple's official store still carries the older iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) as well as the iPad 9.7 (2018), with a slightly older chipset and a lower price tag. Weirdly still, there is also an iPad Mini 4 still in official sales and circulation, dating all the way back to 2015, with even older internals.

Now, as per a few references, discovered by a known iOS tinkerer inside Apple's latest iOS 12.2 build, there could be at least a pair of new iPads on the horizon. The references in question describe a total of four new iPads - two Wi-Fi only and two Cellular variants, leading many to believe that these are a refresh to the regular 9.7-inch model and somewhat surprising iPad mini 5.

It all ties in pretty well with at least a few earlier leaks. One mentioned both an iPad mini 5, as well as a new 9.7-inch "regular" variant, now with a slightly bigger 10-inch display and slimmed-down bezels.

The iOS leak keeps on giving with yet another mention of a future Apple device - an iPod Touch, of all things. Steve also found no reference to either Touch ID or Face ID for said device.



Reader comments

your right, I don't own an ipad, I own 2 iPads. Swiping left and right on an iPad is not convenient as you say. Now I know you don't have one. iPad is not as small as a smartphone and the form factor is 4:3. You need to swipe more than half the scr...

  • Anonymous
  • 29 Jan 2019
  • iL$

Everyone knows you are lying and don't own an iPad cos all apple users know that for the last 7 years you can go back by swiping from the left haha Which is the most convenient thing ever.

  • Jaosn
  • 28 Jan 2019
  • r@5

IOS 12 killed the control center on older iPad pros. Apple just said F our past customers, adapt to our new controls or peace.

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