Apple iOS 12.1 contains reference to new iPad coming in the fall

Apple is likely to release a new iPad in the fall. It is probably a Pro model. This is evident from the code of iOS 12.1, which contains ‘iPad 2018 Fall’. According to previous rumors, the new iPad Pro will have Face ID and a USB-C connection.

Website 9to5mac discovered the reference in the iOS 12.1. The name iPad 2018 Fall is in the code of the Setup app, which is used when setting up a new device. Earlier versions do not include the reference to the fall model of the iPad.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for providing accurate information about unannounced Apple products, says the new iPad Pro will have a USB-C port and will come with an 18W charger. Through a beta of iOS 12, it was previously clear that an iPad is on the way with Face ID. Presumably, the new model has thinner screen edges and no fingerprint scanner. A 3.5mm headphone jack would also be missing.

The arrival of a new iPad has been rumored for some time and it was initially expected to be announced along with the iPhones in September, but now a new announcement in October seems obvious. Apple may also announce new MacBooks.