With so much talk about the new iPhones in the market, Apple has switched the limelight to the iPad industry momentarily, with assumptions of them announcing a new lineup of iPads- complete with Face ID and a 3D-sensing true depth camera at the WWDC 2018.
Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang is of the opinion that Apple will sell six to eight million units in the first quarter after release. Apple had registered two new devices, described as tablets running iOS 11, with the Eurasian commission database as reported by a French site Consomac. Before the release of the iPhone 7 and the AirPods, a similar situation was experienced. If history really does repeat itself, then there is a very good chance we may see a new line of iPads soon. With the lack of a home button, the new iPad may have key changes similar to the iPhone X. A notch may also be added onto the iPad if they are following in the iPhone X’s footsteps. But with recent rumors about the notch being removed from the iPhone X, a possibility that they may be testing that idea on the iPad first is getting Apple fanatics excited, as well as analysts. A 10.5 inch and a 12.9 inch iPad pro will be the options available in all probability. Since the new iPad Pros are likely to retain LCD displays instead of OLED displays, the price jump will not be that big.
It also seems likely that a second screen display may be added as a display for a software keyboard as a patent was recently given to Apple regarding “Dual display equipment with enhanced visibility and suppressed reflections”. This basically means ‘one more screen’ which could also be adopted by the MacBook shortly after.