My new iPad version is Pro 10.5", and the Stack Exchange iOS app is unable to properly detect that device. See below:

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  • Another bug reports with same issue for old devices perceived helpful: meta.stackexchange.com/q/285440 and meta.stackexchange.com/q/265946 Aug 3, 2017 at 6:44
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    No downvote from me, but it might really be in the "too minor to care" category for others. :/ Aug 3, 2017 at 8:04
  • @ShadowWizard my point of view consider downvote for bug (any, even a minor) as "it's not bug at all, no need to do something with it". Am I wrong? Aug 3, 2017 at 8:13
  • Totally right, I downvote bugs when they're not bugs... but other people think in different ways. :) Aug 3, 2017 at 8:58
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    @ShadowWizard very sad. Aug 3, 2017 at 9:11
  • @ShadowWizard should we bring shame on all edit approvers? :) Aug 5, 2017 at 19:29
  • Heh, well if @iBug's quote in his answer is correct then it's indeed not a bug, but we can't know until he links to the source. If he just throw a guess, it can still be a bug. Aug 5, 2017 at 19:34
  • @ShadowWizard he told about "fixing", so ... how it can be fixed if it's not a bug? :) I think holding app device DB in consistency with a currently released devices - is a "must" for app. iPad Pro 10.5" was released on 14 June. Current app version ( on July 15. Whole month to add ability to recognize this device. Hence it's a bug :) Aug 5, 2017 at 19:42
  • Answer updated. I added quotation from SO. Aug 6, 2017 at 0:54

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Neither the Stack Exchange app or SE server knows the name of your device. They can only get the model number, which is iPad7,3. All apps that do "device identification" have their own databases of display names mapper. So the bug is simply because that:

Your device is too new. SE doesn't have a record of that by far. It'll be fixed as soon as SE adds a mapper entry to map iPad7,3 to "iPad Pro 10.5-inch (Wi-Fi)".

This question on SO provides a clue: Yeah, no marketing (display) name is available, you need a DB by yourself. This question suggests that it's the same for Android.

Apps only get model numbers and manufacturers. They must build a database of display names by themselves.

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    Where did you get the quote from? Please edit and link to the source. If it's not official and just a guess, better remove the quote formatting as it's confusing. Aug 5, 2017 at 19:22
  • My guess is that the app uses a not-up-to-date version of one of the snippets here.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Aug 5, 2017 at 20:04
  • @ShadowWizard Updated. Added quotation from SO. Aug 6, 2017 at 0:54
  • @ShadowWizard Anyway, with a little experience with a device you'll know that it's right. Aug 6, 2017 at 1:11

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