Apple iPad Pro 2018 said to feature same resolutions as 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, will not have headphone jack

Apple iPad Pro

Apple is likely to introduce the iPad Pro 2018 at an event which might happen later this month. The Cupertino giant is said to be testing the new models internally over the past few months. What’s interesting about the new iPad Pro models is that the new models appear to have the same display resolutions as the latest 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models.

The iPad8,1 through iPad8,4 models will have a resolution of 1,112×834 points, while the iPad8,5 and iPad8,8 measure in at 1,366×1,024. The iPad Pro displays use Apple’s high-resolution @2x modifier which means that there are four pixels for every point. The data suggests that iPad Pro models with Face ID will have the same-size 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch displays, and retain 4:3 aspect ratios.

The iPad Pro is expected to pack an iPhone X like edge-to-edge display. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the next iPad Pro models will have 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays, so if the 10.5-inch model is indeed the 11-inch version, the resolution would be different. Up next, the dimensions from Japanese blog Mac Otakara and a photo on Slashleaks suggest the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be approximately 4mm wider. In another note, the iPad Pro could be the thinnest devices yet measuring at 5.9mm thick.

Apple iPad Pro

This thickness comes at a cost, as there will be no headphone jack. The existing 10.5-inch iPad Pro is 6.1mm thick. It’s likely the 5.9mm estimate is applicable to the smaller of the two 2018 iPad Pro models that Apple is expected to introduce. The iPad Pro dimensions suggest the smaller iPad Pro will be 7 inches wide (178.52mm) and 9.7 inches tall (247.64mm), while the larger model will be 8.5 inches wide (215mm) and 11 inches tall (280.66mm).

Furthermore, multiple rumors suggested that the next-generation iPad Pro models will feature slimmer bezels and a TrueDepth camera system for Face ID on the top bezel. The bottom bezel is slimmer than in existing models as Apple is planning on removing the home button. Aside from the dimensions of the new iPad Pro models, it also confirms the presence of a new Smart Connector at the back of the two tablets. The device will feature a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, a faster A12X chip, and support for a second-generation Apple Pencil. Either way, we should know more details once the company launches the iPad Pro models.

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