Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today predicted that Apple will begin mass production of the two new iPad Pros in the fourth quarter of this year. The new device will reduce signal loss and improve wireless communications through internal component updates. In addition, he expects the 5G version of the iPad Pro will arrive in 2021 as earliest, bringing an innovative experience.
The two new iPad Pros are said to be in volume production between the fourth quarter of 2019 and be released in the first quarter of 2020, and for the first time to come with high-priced LCP boards.
Additional, Kuo believes the two new iPad Pros will have the same internal dimensions as the current 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The biggest change will be focused on the antenna, as the new devices will adopt the LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) soft board to connect the antenna to the motherboard as a way of diminishing signal failures and improve overall wireless performance.
Finally, Kuo also made a comment about the upcoming 5G iPad Pro model. He believes that the iPad Pro launched after 2021 will be featured with a 5G chip and an LCP soft board, which could lead to a significant improvement in the networking performance portion, which will further provide an innovative experience.
Starting with the iPhone X, Apple begins to use the LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) antenna, because it can reduce the space occupation while enhancing the performance of the antenna.
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