Apple to Update 9.7-inch iPad Pro Without a Special Event?

Apple to Update 9.7-inch iPad Pro Without a Special Event?

It's about time for the mini to get updated or to shuffle off this mortal coil; my money's on the first option, since there have been some rumors floated about a 7.9-inch iPad Pro. If that's true, Apple's 2017 tablet lineup will consist of the 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2, the 10.5 inch iPad Pro and a brand new iPad mini Pro. This design could be similar to the speculated 5.8-inch iPhone. Externally, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro would remain exactly the same. Additionally, the 10.5-inch iPad is said to feature a virtual Home button. The report also claimed that this could happen even without a formal event to mark the launch. However, recent reports now claim that the Cupertino-based company might announce the iPad Pro 2 as early as next week. In comparison, the current iPad Air 2 starts at US$399 (AU$527).

When it comes to the quality of photos, iPad Pro 2 will boast a12 MP iSight primary cameras front and rear with True Tone flash, quad speakers, and quad microphones. The smaller model also features a wider color gamut and the "lowest reflectivity of any tablet". By omitting the 9.7-inch model from its presentation, Apple could put all of its resources behind promoting the more expensive models.

A new budget 9.7-inch iPad?

A press release could be an appropriate manner for Apple to announce a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, given that rumors suggest it will be an iterative upgrade.

As an example, the Apple iPhone 6s came with an A9 chip, which was then followed by the iPad Pro with the A9X chip. This model will likely be targeted towards education markets. That's no longer possible, given where we are on the calendar.

Right now, it seems as if the iPad models that are nearest on the horizon are the refreshed 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

If the ongoing speculations and rumors about the iPad Air 3 are to be believed, two dates looks likely for the release of the new Apple tablet. Landscaping personnel have been making relatively decent progress as more and more trees have become evident, but there's still quite a bit of bare dirt left on the property.

This story originally appeared on BGR. Such a move would not be unprecedented for minor specs in new models. Fiksu logs said the devices are running a combine of the latest iOS 10.3 beta version and an unreleased build of iOS 11.

While the 2016 MacBooks were still able to sell at a decent rate, the price hike caused a slowdown in sales of the laptops from Apple. Nevertheless, we know they're coming.

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