Apple may launch new iPads as soon as March, hints new filing

Apple may launch new iPads as soon as March, hints new filing

Apple may launch new iPads as soon as March, hints new filing

Apple has registered a handful of new devices in the Eurasian commission database earlier this week, as discovered by Consomac.

The latest entries represent two new devices, with model identifiers A1954 and A1893, which are described as Apple tablets running iOS 11. But the timing of the new filings suggests Apple will release two new models sooner than that window.

Apple is reportedly releasing two new iPad models pretty soon. Just this week, Chinese website QQ.com made the claim that the global smartphone market leader for the quarter ended 2017, is planning to launch the successor to the iPhone SE at its annual developers' conference, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), in June 2018. Instead Apple probably has a regular boring refresh that upgrades the internal specs and not much else - much like it did last March, provided you ignore the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was launched around then. It's likely it won't receive too many improvements. Those model numbers do not match any now available iPad.As 9to5Mac points out, previous Apple filings with the EEC have preceded a product launch by just a couple of weeks.

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In the end, this is all speculation based off of vague filings, but don't be surprised if a couple of updated iPad models quietly find their way on to Apple's online store within the next month or so, perhaps with lower price tags.

That could imply that new iPads will switch to Face ID and edge-to-edge displays, abandoning Touch ID and even the relatively modest bezels of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. However, this particular device is expected to be released later this year.

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