Many expect that Apple’s WWDC event this year will bring not only software, but also hardware announcements, with news about upcoming iPad models among them. And new evidence has popped up recently, suggesting that several new tablets may be set for debut at WWDC 2017.
Said evidence comes in the form of regulatory approval spotted by the French web site Consomac. It lists four new “tablet PC” devices running iOS 10, referred to by their model numbers: A1670, A1671, A1701, and A1709. There is also a wireless keyboard listed under the A1843 model number, which may be a new accessory for the tablets mentioned. By the way, we won’t be surprised if the macOS devices also present in the table turn out to be new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.
The regulatory approval mentioned above as translated by Google
One curious observation: the tablet numbers are grouped in pairs. With this in mind, we can assume that the four model numbers belong to two different iPad models, each of which will be available in two versions: with and without a cellular module.
Although the data above revels no further information, rumors point at a brand new 10.5-inch iPad Pro making an appearance at WWDC 2017. The device is expected to be equipped with the A10X chipset, to have thin bezels, and to bring all the benefits of Apple’s current ‘Pro’ branded tablets, such as support for the Apple Pencil. Some past reports have also suggested that an update to Apple’s 12,9-inch iPad Pro may come soon, but none of those have been confirmed so far.
If you want to be among the first to know what Apple has to announce, you can watch the livestream of the company’s WWDC keynote event on June 5.