It’s been over a year since Apple introduced a new iPad Pro model—back in June 5, 2017, when the 10.5-inch iPad was released. Scratch that: the company did introduce a 9.7-inch iPad aimed at educators earlier this year, but that device lacked many of the iPad Pro’s best technology, including the ProMotion display, stereo speaker arrangement, and Smart Connector for accessories.
To be clear, the iPad Pro (any size and configuration) is still a good buy right now. Apple’s more capable tablet is plenty fast and an impressive tool for drawing and creating content. But you should hold off on buying one—at least for the time being. With the busy holiday period right around the corner, Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce a redesigned iPad Pro—and it could make its debut as early as this month.
According to reports, the new iPad Pro could feature some significant upgrades, including a major redesign that will see Apple minimize the device’s bezels and include Face ID. If true, it will signal yet another turning point in Apple’s quest to move to Face ID, ditching Touch ID in the majority of its projects.