Image credit – MySmartPrice

It is largely believed that Apple will be announcing new iPads later this month. Given that we haven’t seen any refresh of the iPad Pro lineup this year, it stands to reason that a refresh could indeed be on its way before the end of the year, and October is as good a time as any, especially if Apple wants the new tablets to be ready in time for the holiday shopping season.

It looks like more evidence has surfaced of the new tablets in the works, at least according to a sighting at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology where new iPad models have apparently been registered. This is according to MySmartPrice who has reported that the model numbers are A1876, A1980, and A1993. MacRumors corroborates these model numbers with those spotted earlier this year when Apple registered them with the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Apple’s new iPads are expected to represent a huge refresh of its iPad Pro lineup. We have heard that they could be sporting edge-to-edge displays and also support Face ID. There have also been reports suggesting that Apple could switch to USB-C, and that because of this switch, the new iPads can apparently support 4K external displays.

Apple is also rumored to be refreshing the Apple Pencil along with a brand new magnetic connector that is meant to replace the Smart Connector. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you are considering a new iPad, maybe it won’t hurt to hold off for a few days/weeks until the new iPads have been launched.

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