We all know that Apple will release new iPad Pro models in the coming year and now the popular analyst of Apple, Ming-Chi Kuo has shared some important information on what he believes all this might be like. As he said that the new iPad Pro will use a new LCP Soft Board, while the much-improved features of wireless will be going to appear in the future, too.
Apparently, the new iPad Pro refreshes will start probably in the fourth quarter of 2019. He also suggests that we have a while before they will go on a sale.
Kuo says in an investor note that the two models will feature the same set of features of 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays that we have become accustomed to. Although there is no mentioning of chassis whether it will change or not.
Improved wireless performance via LCP Soft Board technology
Whether or not to agree but things change externally and internally as well, we are all set for a shakeup. That’s because the LCP Soft Board, or Liquid Crystal Polymer technology that will allow for a more flexible construction, it will definitely make it easier to work in the boundaries of a chassis. There are two companies, including Murata and a Taiwanese firm, have already been identified as possible partners to get involved in the manufacturing of the part.
With the help of an LCP Soft Board to make a connection between an antenna and the main logic board, a signal loss reduction will occur, which in turn make an improvement in the wireless performance of the tablet as a whole. We assume that’s likely to be part of these new models that are about to arrive in the coming year; however, we are sure that there’s much more to come the year after that.
It is all because Kuo believes that we will see 5G modems to arrive in the 2021 models of iPad Pro, which would jive well with claims previously made that we will see 5G iPhones in 2020. It is more likely for Apple to bring 5G technology to its phones first, following by iPads.
(Source: Economic Daily [Google Translate])
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