When will the new iPad Pro 2019 come out?
How will this model be updated?
Then we put on the table all the information and specification about the iPad Pro 2019.
- New iPad Pro in spring / early summer of 2020
- A13X processors
- The 64 GB of storage will surely disappear
- Apple is working on an iPad Pro 5G for 2021
It has been eight months since Apple introduced its latest model of iPad Pro 2018 and yet we are already thinking about the update that this tablet will receive in 2019.
What can we expect from the iPad Pro 2019 models? In this article, we speculate about its launch date, specifications, and new features, in addition to discussing what the price of this new device will be.
You may also be interested in reading our article about rumors and speculation about the iPhone XR 2019.
Release date iPad Pro 2019
We hope that the next iPad Pro will arrive between spring and early summer of 2020.
Apple has released at least one iPad Pro model per year since 2015. Here are the launch dates of the past:
- iPad Pro 12.9 inches (1st generation): November 2015
- iPad Pro 9.7 inches: March 2016
- iPad Pro 12.9 inches (2nd generation): June 2017
- iPad Pro 10.5 inches: June 2017
- iPad Pro 12.9 inches (3rd generation): November 2018
- iPad Pro 11in: November 2018
Apple fans tend not to update their iPads as often as their iPhone, which makes a lot of sense if we take a look at the price of these devices.
On the other hand, the apple company needs to keep its updated Pro devices in order to justify its premium product label and, above all, its price.
For these reasons, the wait is likely to be 12 to 18 months. The earliest we expect to see new models of iPad Pro is in the fall of 2019 or (perhaps more likely) at the WWDC event in June 2020.
We are referring at all times to a major update. If we are talking about polishing small problems, we may see an update of the iPad Pro 2018 much earlier, although this could bother those users who bought their models last November 2018.
Price of iPad Pro 2019
How much will the next iPad Pro cost? In recent years there have been some important price increases, but there are justifications for this, almost all of them related to the redesign (more expensive) of the models.
However, this time we hope that prices stay closer to the previous generation and there is not a big jump that makes the iPad Pro a more expensive product than it is.
We can expect similar prices for the next batch, although (as we will see later) the 64 GB storage level may disappear. If so, we expect the new entry-level (presumably 128 GB) to roughly match the 64 GB price.
Changes in the design of the iPad Pro 2019
After extensively redesigning its Pro line for 2018, we do not expect an excessively radical change for this 2019.
Apple tends to be conservative in terms of design, and after shrinking the bevels and removing the ‘Home’ button, it’s likely to keep things practically the same for at least a couple of generations.
However, it is possible that Apple tried to make the pro even thinner by moving part of the technology from the screen from behind to the bevels on the edge, but we found this unlikely for two reasons.
The first reason is that it would probably mean that the bezels would have to be larger and the second because the iPad Pro 2018 is already amazingly thin.
Specifications and features
Obviously, what we collect in this section is speculated information since being still several months away from a possible launch it is impossible to predict exactly what the new iPad Pro will offer.
As a starting point, let’s look again at the specifications of the larger iPad Pro 2018:
- A12X bionic processor, neural motor, M12 co-processor
- 64 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB of storage
- 9in (2732×2048 to 264ppi) LED Retina Liquid Display, True Tone, ProMotion
- 12Mp rear camera, f / 1.8, flash, 4K video, slow motion at 240fps
- 7Mp front camera, 1080p video, ‘Retina Flash’ function, Portrait Mode, Animoji
- Four speaker audio
- Face recognition Face ID
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0
- nano-Sim / eSIM
- USB-C connector, without headphone port
- 6mm x 214.9mm x 5.9mm; 631g / 633g
What will Apple do with the iPad Pro screen? During the last three generations, the largest model has remained the same size (12.9 inches), while the bottom level has consistently slid up (9.7 inches, 10.5 inches, 11 inches).
Does this mean that an 11.8-inch iPad Pro is on the way? We do not believe that this happens since in this way the small model would come too close to the big model.
What would be the point then to pay extra for a larger screen if the difference in size is too small? If we add to this our belief that Apple will not offer any substantial change in design this time, we believe that the pairing of 12.9 in 11 is likely to be repeated.
What about OLED? It is difficult to know how much visualization technology will continue in the next 18 months, so we may have to eat our words, but right now that update (apparently without thinking twice) seems impractical. OLED panels are still very expensive, and one of 12.9 in one would be the cause of bankruptcy.