The month of October comes to an end without having seen a renewal of one of Apple’s star devices: the iPad Pro. The fourth generation of Apple’s popular tablet was scheduled for this year, or so many users and analysts believed. However, it seems that the company intends to delay the launch of this terminal for next year, and this is what one of the company’s executives is saying.
The iPad Pro range has always been launched in autumn, all three generations. Whether through an event or a press release, the company had always launched its flagship tablet range dedicated to professionals by this time. This year, it was even rumoured that it might be presented at a hypothetical event alongside a new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
After learning of Apple’s fiscal results for Q4 2019, Apple CFO Luca Maestri dropped that the renewal of the iPad Pro may not occur until 2020 . We understand that it would be during the first quarter and therefore it would not be an excessive wait considering that it is almost ending 2019, but it is very striking that this year this change of strategy takes place.
The reasons why we don’t see an iPad Pro 2019 are unclear and we’ll probably never know exactly why, but we can get a sense of what’s going on. On the one hand, there is the economic issue, and that is that perhaps Apple does not want to take over more of the market and focus on sales of its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Although these are complementary devices to the iPad, the truth is that one tends to spend less money on other products when buying a new terminal like the iPhone.
On the other hand, the iPad Pro 2018 had a great reception, which meant a before and after in the tablets of Cupertino’s company. The Home button was removed, the frames were reduced, Touch ID was integrated, a 120 Hz refresh rate screen was maintained, and on top of that the device was given the raw power to match professional computers thanks to the A12X Bionic chip.
For the fourth generation of the iPad Pro, no great revolution is expected beyond internal components such as the adaptation of the A13 Bionic chip incorporated in the new iPhone. Therefore Apple is not in too much of a hurry to launch it. Although on the other hand it was rumored months ago that these iPads could incorporate a double or triple camera to facilitate the work of professionals with augmented reality, although it remains to be seen if this has just been true.
In any case it seems clear that until January at least we won’t see the iPad Pro 2019, which would logically become known as iPad Pro 2020. We will continue to keep you informed about all the new features of this product.