Apple is expected to introduce a new iPad in the coming weeks. Hearing for some time caused the available tablets, probably the successors of the iPad 6 and iPad mini. Steve Troton-Smith, who already tracked these new devices in the first beta of iOS 12.2, pursued his study of meanders code.
The hacker is walking in the balls because it’s hard to find information on these new iPads. But, according to him, it is possible that the J210 / J211 and J217 / J218 models (numbers that can correspond to iPad mini 5 and iPad 9.7 or 10.5 inches) can be compatible with the Apple Pencil – which already takes place in the current iPad 6. Steve adds that these tablets will also support the Smart Keyboard, in which case they will need the Smart Connector port.
It remains to be seen whether these iPads will work with the Apple Pencil 2 or whether they will remain only in the first generation. If this is the first option that will prevail, to install and reload the accessory, these tablets will need a new design with a magnetic slice, like on the iPad Pro 2018. As for the Smart Keyboard, we will see if Apple has chosen the Smart Connector of the first or second generation.