According to KGI, Apple is already preparing the launch of 3 different iPad models for the next quarter.
Ming-Chi Quo, a well-known Apple product analyst, says the company will market a 12.9-inch iPad, a 10.5-inch iPad, and a 9.7-inch iPad .
There has been speculation that Apple will introduce 3 new iPad models in the last few months, in fact, it has also been rumored that the next iPad Mini will be called the iPad Pro.
Another of the most interesting news about the new iPad models that Apple will launch, probably in March 2017, is the reduction of the size of its side bezels. Additionally, its Home button is also expected to be touch-sensitive and integrated into the screen. But it could also be the case that the Home Button is the same capacitive button of the iPhone 7 with a touch engine.
“The new models will come in 12.9 inch, 10-10.5 inch and 9.7 inch versions. We note that the 12.9-inch model will be an upgrade from the current generation of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 10.5-inch model will be equipped with a new bezel design, and the 9.7-inch model will be the cheaper option.
KGI has also pointed out that the new iPad models will have an A10X chip manufactured by TSMC.
However, iPad sales are expected to continue to fall in 2017 , but the 9.7-inch iPad may be a big hit in the market due to its business and educational approach .
From MacOtakara they have also made their predictions, indicating that Apple will release a 12.9-inch iPad, a 10.9-inch iPad, and a 9.7-inch iPad. What do you think? Do you think Apple will call its new tablets “iPad Pro”? Are you thinking of upgrading your current iPad? Which model would you buy?