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New iPad Pros will output 4K HDR video over USB-C port, says report

New iPad Pros will output 4K HDR video over USB-C port, says report

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Apple’s upcoming refresh to the iPad Pro line has been fairly extensively leaked already, and a new report at 9to5Mac from noted code trawler and developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed further information. The iPad Pros will indeed have a USB-C port, according to Rambo, and it’ll be capable of outputting 4K HDR video to compatible external displays. There’s no word on any other specific functionality, nor whether the Lightning port will be preserved.

Rambo also confirms that Face ID will replace Touch ID, but unlike on iPhones it’ll be possible to use the system in both portrait and landscape mode, and there won’t be a notch for the face-scanning depth camera. Elsewhere, the report says that a new version of the Apple Pencil with AirPods-style proximity-based pairing is on the way, while there’ll be a redesigned magnetic connector for accessories like the Smart Keyboard located on the rear of the iPad.

At this point an official iPad reveal can’t be too far off — the biggest question is whether Apple will choose to hold an October event this year, as it does semi-regularly. Almost the entire Mac lineup is also overdue a refresh, so the company could have a lot to announce.