Apple is one of the few phone manufacturers who are not giving up on their tablets and for a good reason. Having the lead in tablet sales with 30% market share, tablets are still generating significant revenue for them and they aren’t planning to stop producing them anytime soon like their competitors. So it’s natural to expect the iPad Pro 2018 model or iPad Pro 3 as we will be calling it.
What will the iPad Pro 3’s specs be? What will it’s price be and when will it be released? We’ll try to answer all these questions here.
What specs will the iPad Pro 3 2018 have?
- 12.9in and 10.5in QHD LCD display (570ppi).
- High screen to body ratio.
- A11X Bionic CPU (octa-core)
- 6GB ram
- 128/256/512 GB storage
- Back Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
- Front Camera: 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, face detection, HDR, panorama
- Non-Removable Battery
- Face ID
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wireless Charging
- IP68 Dust and Water resistannce
What will the price of the iPad Pro 3 2018 be?
We expect the 10.5-inch model to start it’s price at $699 or £659, while the larger 12.9-inch version will start at $849 or £799. This will be a slight increase in price as compared to the current versions. Since Apple has taken the step to increase it’s phone range prices we expect them to do the same with it’s high end flagship tablets as well.
What CPU will iPad Pro 3 2018 have?
It is expected that the iPad Pro 3 2018 will have an updated version of the A11 Bionic processor that we’ve seen in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It will be the A11X Bionic processor. Insiders are saying it will be manufactured using the new 7nm process by TSMC. While the A11 is a six-core CPU that features two high performance cores and four high efficiency cores, the latest rumors are saying the A11X will feature an octa-core CPU with three high performance and five high efficiency cores along with the M11 co-processor. This means the iPad Pro 3 will outperform the already amazing iPhone 8 and X performance.
When will the iPad Pro 3 be released?
The iPad Pro 3 will be released around June 2018 following on the timeline of previous releases in the range.
Will the iPad Pro 3 have an OLED screen?
Given difficulties in sourcing OLED screens we believe chances are very slim for the iPad Pro 3 to get an OLED screen. It will still feature one of the best LCD panels though as previous models did.