Released a few hours ago (cf. iOS 12.1 beta 1 is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), the first beta of iOS 12.1 reveals important information: a new iPad is well planned for this fall.
iPad Fall 2018
9to5Mac has indeed discovered the appearance of the mention “iPad2018Fall” (iPad2018Automne) in the code of Setup.app, the application that is launched when you first start an iDevice, which is very revealing.
Already announced by several speculators and speculations, the iPad in question should be a “Pro” model whose main innovations would be the addition of Face ID and the removal of the Home button for a borderless screen. Initially expected during the keynote of September 12 spent alongside the new iPhone, it is now the month of October which seems to be designated for a possible presentation.