Referring to Supply Chain Sources, Mac Otakara says the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will measure at 247.5mm high, 178.7mm wide and 6mm, compared to the current size at 250.6 mm x 174.1 mm x 6.1 mm. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to measure 280 mm high, 215 mm wide and 6.4 mm thick, compared to the current measurements of 305.7 mm x 220.6 mm x 6.9 mm.
These dimensions voiced rumors that Apple plans to introduce a complete redesign with the 201
Mac Otakara also suggests that the 2018 iPad Pro models do not want a 3.5mm headphone jack, while Apple elects to eliminate it.
iPhones have not had a headset connector since it was removed in iPhone 7, and Apple has instead rely on Bluetooth devices like AirPods along with Lyn-based headphones. Apple is not expected to send the new iPad Pro models with a lightning strike to 3.5mm adapter, which would be in line with analysts predictions that indicate that the adapter does not come with 2018 iPhones either.
In the iPhone series, the headphone jack was removed for better water resistance and to accommodate internal components like a larger battery, the Taptic Engine and the rear camera system. It is not clear whether Apple is facing the same space limits in iPad Pro with the introduction of the TrueDepth camera system, or if this is a feature to adjust iPad and iPhone features.
Part of the Mac Otakara report says that Apple will use a diamond cut for both the front and back of the new iPad Pro models that seem to mean that tablets can Have a design similar to iPhone SE with facade edges.
The smart touch on iPads has apparently been moved from the side to the bottom of the Lightning port, which may require a new vertically oriented smart keyboard. It is not clear how a vertically smart keyboard would work, as it would probably be unstable in that direction, especially for the larger iPad Pro.
Apple is assumed to make this change because Face ID will work only when iPad Pro is in the vertical direction, with Mac Otakara states that "it's impossible to free the lock with the main unit turned sideways." Mac Otakara suggested that Apple worked with Horizontal Face ID for iPad Pro, and hints on such a feature were detected in iOS 12.
In addition to these changes to iPad Pro, Mac Otakara also shared some information about the rumored 6.1-inch cheap iPhone. Confirms previous rumors, the site says that the device will use a "Full Active" LCD screen retrieved from Japan Display. Full active panels allow Apple to narrow down the edges of the LCD iPhone and bring it in line with the two OLED devices.
Mac Otakara 's sources also have echo previous reports pointing to 6.1 inch iPhone's production difficulties . When the production on the phone started this month, Apple was apparently about to see a 1 percent finish, which indicates a delayed November launch for the device.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty made a similar prediction earlier this week, which indicates that "LED backlight leakage" can lead to a one-month delay in production. Hubert's information indicated that the delay had only been six weeks, so it is possible Mac Otakara is working on older data. Other sources, such as Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, do not expect launch delays, so it's unclear what's happening to the 6.1-inch iPhone at this time.
Mac Otakara has a somewhat mixed track record when it comes to rumors, sometimes sharing information that is spot on and sometimes missing the selection. For this reason, although this information is quite specific, these new details should be seen with some skepticism until they are confirmed by secondary sources.