IOS 12.1 Beta Confirms 2018 iPad Pro Coming Next Month

Doris Richards
September 20, 2018

Apple has released the new and improved iOS 12 which brings several improvements such as performance as well as stability to new as well as older iOS devices starting from the iPhone 5s and iPad mini 2 onwards.

For one, iOS 12.1 appears to reintroduce support for Group FaceTime.

Of course, we're talking about users who are actually bothering to go ahead and upgrade to iOS 12.

On the technical side, the app now features the same Portraits Effects Matte technology found in the iPhone XR. The latest iOS 12.1 developer beta also includes hints around the USB-C presence.

Why it matters: Apple's ability to get its latest mobile OS onto as many devices as possible as quickly as possible is once again on display, further highlighting Android's troubling and sustained fragmentation problem that nobody seems to care about.

As for what's coming, nothing's official yet, but there have been plenty of rumors describing a new iPad Pro with Face ID and no home button (check out the renders below).

Now we're looking forward to a potential October event, and it's looking increasingly likely that we will see new iPads with Face ID, too.

Troughton-Smith was quick to point out in a separate tweet that landscape Face ID "would require a realignment of the front-facing sensors".

The company is ending support for iOS version 7 meaning users with iPhone 4 worldwide will be locked out. Because new numbers just out suggest users are doing so at a slower rate than they did for iOS 10 and iOS 11.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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