Beta release of iOS 12.2 by Apple, suggests the release of four new iPad models; and a seventh generation iPod touch as well!
This announcement supports our earlier article suggesting about the seven new iPad models that were registered. Read further for more information based on the four official iPad models as well as the new iPod model.
Registration of seven new iPad models was discovered in Eurasian Economic Commission Database; and now the signs of iPads and a 7th generation iPod touch have been found. Four of these being discovered by the reference made by Steven Troughton on Twitter.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered references to four new iPad models; ranging from iPad 11, 1 to iPad 11, 4, two of which are Wi-Fi and two of which are cellular. These model numbers do not correspond to any known iPad models, says Macrumors.
IPod 9, 1, as mentioned, suggests that it could be a new iPod touch with 7th generation; as the current iPod 7, 1 is a 6th generation version.
Also, the iPod listed in iOS 12.2 does not appear to have Face ID or Touch ID; which is in line with the current iPod touch.
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What to expect from the new iPads?
As mentioned earlier, two of the these are WI-FI only supported and two are cellular supported. The tweets also suggest that the new devices could be iPad minis and iPads with 9.7-inch displays. Although none of them look like they would have Face ID. As a result the new iPad mini is likely to be positioned as an affordable, lower-end device.
A case leak suggests a vertical camera and quad speakers, but a photo of an unreleased iPad mini; which could be the new iPad mini, featured an older A9 processor and a design that’s similar to the fourth-generation iPad mini. It sounds like it’s going to be more similar to the current 9.7-inch iPad, which may actually be upgraded to 10 inches in its next iteration.
A photo of a leaked, unreleased iPad mini that could be the iPad mini 5
As for a launch date, it’s looking like it could potentially come when iOS 12.2 is released; perhaps in late February or early March. The rumored 7th-generation iPod touch could be released at the same time.
As of now apple has not commented on the report nor has it announced any new models.