Apple To Release Three New iPads
Speculation is mounting that Apple will next week release three new tablets with a new edge to edge display and no home button.
The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are tipped to hit stores immediatly, hopever one insider has told ChannelNews that the roll out could be delayed untill April.
ChannelNews also understands that Apple will not hold a launch event for these products.In 2012, Apple introduced new iPad models at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the USA.
Among the the sizes set to go on sale, a 9.7-, 10.5- and 12.9- inch model.
All three of the new iPad Pro models are expected to be equipped with quad microphones.
The good news for some is that these tablets, will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack unlike the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus iPhones.
The existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also be getting the True Tone display, which is currently limited to the current 9.7-inch model.
The upgrade will be the first major overhaul of Apple’s iPad Pro line in 18 months.
MacRumours said ‘Apple is expected to announce new products later this month, most likely between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24, according to reputable supply chain analysts.
The latest rumours on the new iPads come from an unnamed source in the supply chain speaking to DigiTimes.
They said they were ‘certain’ that the release of the large-size tablets ‘would not come until May of June’.
Mac Otakara said the 10.5-inch-will have the same overall footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro thanks to its edge-to-edge design.
The earlier report claimed the top bezel will remain in order to provide space for the front-facing FaceTime camera, but it will likely be slimmer.
In October, reports suggested that Apple would be launching its three new iPad devices in March 2017.
Apple first unveiled the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in September 2015, making it the firm’s biggest tablet to date.
The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily.
Apple has refused to comment on the release.