We’ve been expecting a new Apple iPad announcement before the end of the year, and now one of Apple’s closest accessory partners has confirmed that the new Pro model is on the way.
These are our friends 9 to 5 Mac (opens in new tab) Logitech has now noted that its Crayon digital pencil will work with two yet-to-be-announced iPad Pro models. If it reflects future products, it means an update iPad Pro 12.9-inch And iPad Pro 11-inch The tablet could be here very soon.
On the Logitech site for the Crayon, it lists compatible devices including a “6th gen” iPad Pro 12.9 and a “4th gen” iPad Pro 11-inch. The current larger iPad Pro is in the fifth generation, and the 11-inch model is in the third generation, so this would seem to be a hint for the next generation of devices. We’ve already had a new iPad launch in the October timeframe, so it’s no surprise to see these models poke their heads above the surface in late September. It is more surprising to see a trusted partner leak information.
Samsung uses technology developed by Wacom S Pen stylus, and is therefore compatible with many third-party accessory manufacturers. Apple uses a proprietary technology for its Apple Pencil, and Logitech is the only third party currently licensed to make a pencil that works with the Apple screen. Other stylus devices for the iPad are little more than finger pointers with a tip registered on the capacitive screen. They don’t take advantage of the precision and advanced features of Apple’s technology like the Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil. Crayon is one of our favorites Apple Pencil Alternative.
Will they be as pro as the iPhone 14 Pro?
The new iPad Pro devices will be very exciting to see, as Apple has introduced a next-generation chipset on its A16 Bionic platform, which is only available in iPhone Pro devices. Perhaps Apple was saving more of these chips for Pro-level iPads and wanted to keep Pro-exclusivity across the line. We’ll see next month when we expect Apple to finally make its announcement.
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Analysis: Someone is in big trouble
Before an iPhone is announced, we get a lot of emails from case and accessory makers claiming they’re ready for the next big thing, but they’re just guessing. Apple is very secretive. Even the accessory manufacturers of the most popular brands do not have specific details of new products until the very last possible moment, and often not until the public announcement.
Logitech has a special status, however, as it is the exclusive partner of Apple’s own technology. Apple thus trusts very few third-party companies. Even the smallest breach of trust can affect the entire business. A small mistake on a website may seem like a minor error, but Apple may perceive it as a lax attitude throughout the business to protect its corporate privacy. The company has one of the most secure reputations in all of technology.