Numerous reports have suggested that Apple will hold an event in October to announce the new 12.9 and 11-inch iPad Pro models. With October right around the corner, Logitech updated its website for its Crayon Digital Pencil and added references to the next-generation iPad Pro models under the compatibility section. However, it removed the unreleased models from the list soon after.
Upcoming iPad Pro models seemingly confirmed on Logitech’s website
Logitech’s website for the Crayon Digital Pencil features a list of compatible devices that the stylus can work with. Two new iPad Pro models were recently added to the list and were then removed just as quickly.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th gen)
Model: Coming soon
- iPad Pro 11-inch (4th gen)
Model: Coming Soon
If the references were added to any third-party accessory makers’ website, they could’ve been taken with a grain of salt. However, Logitech’s Crayon Digital Pencil is even offered on Apple’s own online store. In fact, the Crayon stylus was first announced at an Apple event in 2018.
Therefore, it is possible that Logitech might have exclusive information about upcoming iPad releases. Logitech could also be working on a new stylus with USB-C connectivity.
As for what will be new in the upcoming iPad Pro models, Apple plans to update the device from the M1 to the M2 chip. No significant external redesign is expected for the Pro device.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported that Apple will expand mini-LED display tech to the 11-inch iPad Pro by 2022. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously stated the tech giant plans to update the current 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models later this year in the fall, with “M2 chips, wireless charging, and upgrades to the camera system.”
Apple is also expected to announce the 10th-generation iPad at the event. The new entry-level iPad will sport flat edges, slimmer bezels, and a singular rear lens in a camera system similar to the one on the iPhone X. In addition to this, a leak suggests it will have a bigger display than the current 9th-generation model which features a 10.2-inch screen.
It will also be the last iPad in the lineup to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. 5G connectivity could also be added to the $329 iPad.