Earlier today wereported new iPad models being registered with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The registration indicates that Apple plans on releasing new iPad models sometime this year.
Now, Steve Throughton-Smith reports that there are four new iPad models referenced in thelatest iOS 12.2 beta. The four iPad models are referenced as iPad11,1, iPad11,2, iPad11,3 and iPad11,4 and represent Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular variations. There』s currently no indication the new devices will include Face ID.
What』s even more interesting is a reference to a new iPod Touch model identifier, iPod9,1, which apparently does not have any sort of biometric authentication such as Face ID or Touch ID. Werecently reported that Apple planned to release a new iPod Touch model in 2019. The 6th generation iPod touch was released in 2015 and Apple continues to sell it for $199 with 32GB of storage. The introduction of a new model this year would make this the first update in nearly four years.
In theory, iOS 12.2 references four new iPads in WiFi & Cellular variants (perhaps mini, and 9.7″?), all without Face ID, and a (seventh-gen?) iPod touch with no Touch ID nor Face ID pic.twitter.com/xiJN6kmmTe
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) January 25, 2019