“In late 2015, Apple introduced its very first very large screen tablet — the iPad Pro,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “I think many will agree upon is that it represents the state of the art in terms of tablet technology.”
“However, today’s technological marvels are tomorrow’s landfill material as technology progresses on,” Eassa writes. “I’d like to offer up three predictions for Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro, which will likely be dubbed the iPad Pro 2.”
“Although it is widely believed that the upcoming A10 processor that will power Apple’s iPhone 7/7 Plus will be built on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s 16-nanometer FinFET Plus manufacturing process,” Eassa writes, “I believe that there is a reasonable chance that the A10X will be built on a next generation 10-nanometer process.”
“A report recently surfaced claiming that Apple is working on building a ‘scalable’ version of its 3D Touch technology that could be applied to both small display and large display devices alike,” Eassa writes. “The report claims that this technology will debut in the iPhone following iPhone 7, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it made its first appearance in the iPad Pro 2/iPad Air 4.”
Eassa writes, “Wide I/O 2 [a type of 3D stacked DRAM] might be an excellent choice for the iPad Pro 2, particularly if Apple aims to make the device thinner and lighter than the current iteration, as a result of these technology advantages.”
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MacDailyNews Take: 3D Touch is currently our most-missed feature on iPad.