Apple to release an 11-inch iPad Pro at WWDC 2018 in June, report claims

“We’ve already heard rumors about a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with slimmer bezels and no home button, so Apple could include a slightly larger 11-inch display without increasing the physical size of the tablet itself,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacSurfer. “This would mirror the iPhone X, which has a 5.8-inch screen, but is smaller than an iPhone 8 Plus.”

“Details are hard to gather from a loose translation of the Chinese report, which says the 11-inch iPad Pro and an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro are likely to be released at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, echoing an earlier prediction from Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang,” Rossignol reports. “Both new iPad Pro models are expected to feature Face ID and faster eight-core Apple A11X processors. ”

Rossignol reports, “It’s unclear if the tablets will have notches for the TrueDepth system, or a slimmer, uniform top bezel that still has enough room to house the camera and sensor technology that powers the facial recognition.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Sounds great! Home buttons cannot die quickly enough! No notch necessary on a device with such a large display; a bit of bezel on iPad is good for holding.


  1. Assuming that Face ID won’t be updated to work in any orientation other than up, keeping the notch is absolutely necessary to serve as a visual cue for which side is which to provide a pleasing user experience. It would be stupid to eliminate potential screen real estate to hide a notch that will be infinitesimal on a screen that’s 4-5x the size of the iPhone X (where the notch is visually irrelevant anyway). -A former “notch is the devil” fake news believer

    1. Are you kidding ? If I have to re-orient the iPad every time I want to unlock it, I won’t buy it. My iPad sits horizontally on a stand almost 100% of the time I use it. If I can’t unlock it from that position, forget it. There not supposed to be an “up” on an iPad.

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