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Two unannounced iPad models discovered in iOS 7.1 code

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:46PM EST
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Apple on Monday released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. The new build for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices includes a number of bug fixes, visual changes and some new features such as CarPlay support. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, however, it also includes references to two unannounced iPad models that Apple plans to launch sometime in the future.

As can be seen in the screenshot above, iOS 7.1 adds support for an iPad 4,3 and an iPad 4,6, neither of which exist at this point. 9to5Mac believes that the devices may be minor updates that Apple plans to roll out at some point soon without much fanfare. This is something Apple has done in the past with minor device updates.

The report also notes that the iPad 4,1 and iPad 4,2 are Apple’s current iPad Air models and the iPad 4,4 and iPad 4,5 are Retina iPad mini tablets, so we should be looking at new additions to each class of Apple tablet in the near future.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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