Apple's annual (but as-yet unconfirmed) October hardware event, and the evidence is slowly piling up. The latest piece of the puzzle is a new device identifier for "iPad2018Fall" spotted in the assets used by the iOS 12.1 setup app.at
9to5Mac found the identifier, which the site says wasn't in the setup assets before. It also reported that landscape support is coming for Face ID, as tweeted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, which indicates a new model.
Several other tidbits have come out of the beta version of iOS 12.1, which Apple released to developers on Tuesday, one day after.
9to5Mac also spotted a Memoji Sync feature for iCloud storage of your Memoji.
Troughton-Smith also called out that it looks like there's finally support for clickable thumbsticks on gamepads and a new option for a virtual 4K display; the latter may indicate a USB-C/Thunderbolt connection, though it could also signify an updated Lightning-to-HDMI dongle or some new wireless display-casting implementation to work with wireless HDMI.
Given thatat event, it's likely we'll get in October. We've also heard some , but thus far nothing about the , which in July.
We reached out to Apple for comment but didn't immediately hear back.
First published Sept. 19 at 7:27 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:19 a.m. PT: Added the MFi and 4K news.