Apple is expected to release three new iPad Pro tablets this year, one with a 9.7 inch display, another with a 12.9 inch display like the existing models and also a new iPad Pro with a 10.5 inch display.
According to a recent report by Digitimes, Apple will make their new 10.5 inch iPad Pro official at a press event next month.
“Apple has moved ahead the production for its planned new 10.5-inch iPad to March instead of an earlier timetable set for May-June and is expected to unveil the new iPad at a product event to be held in early April to mark the inauguration of Apple’s new headquarters in California, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers” The report says.
Also according to the report, Apple plans to target the education and business sectors with both the rumored 10.5-inch iPad and a refreshed 12.9-inch model, which the site says will be Apple’s “mainstream products” for the mid-tier to high-end tablet market in 2017.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard a lot about when Apple will debut the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Rumors originally suggested the company would hold an event in March, but that has been in question as it is nearly mid-month with no hint of an event.
Now that it has been suggested that the launch will coincide with the opening of Apple Park, there’s a tiny glitch in that plan. Apple is going to open the campus in April, but the company’s press release said the auditorium where events will be held, which is the Steve Jobs Theater, will open “later this year.” So it is unclear if the theater will be ready for Apple Park’s grand opening, and thus ready for an event.