Earlier this morning, Apple announced that it will hold WWDC 2018 from June 4th to June 8th, US time. At this exhibition, it will release iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12. But more friends may still pay more attention to the upcoming hardware on WWDC? Just right, today's "Economic Daily" cited source supply chain news that WWDC is likely to have an 11-inch full-screen iPad Pro, iPhone SE 2 will not appear.
Earlier, there was a lot of news that Apple will update the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but because this iPad Pro has a thinner frame and no Home button, it will be based on the outline size will not increase, the screen will be slightly More than 10.5 inches, 11 inches or so will be a more normal size. This is similar to the comparison between iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X screen size is 5.8 inches, but its body size is much smaller than that of the 8 Plus.
At the same time, the report also said that there will be two iPad Pros on the WWDC, one is this "full screen", and the other is a normally upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is consistent with Rosenblatt analyst Zhang Jun's prediction. So now it seems that the iPad of the entry-level models may be available for sale in late March along with new products such as AirPower, and the iPad Pro series will meet with us at WWDC.
As for the configuration of the two iPad Pros, “Economic Daily” expects that they will all carry faster eight-core A11X processors, and Face ID will certainly not be absent, but it is unclear whether the full-screen iPad Pro will adopt Liu Hai design. After all, even if the iPad Pro's border is reduced, there is plenty of room to accommodate the TrueDepth camera system.
It's certainly good news that the iPad Pro will be released at WWDC, but the absence of iPhone SE 2 is an unrelenting bad news. The source of the report cited sources as saying that Apple does not plan to launch any iPhone in the first half of the year. Of course, this includes iPhone SE 2. So the iPhone SE series will either be updated with the three new iPhone X at the fall conference, or it may stop the iPhone SE series.
This argument has also been supported by the well-known analyst Guo Mingyao. He said that Apple has concentrated its development resources on the three iPhones in the second half of the year, so there is not enough energy to develop iPhone SE 2.