According to Japanese analysts at Macotara, the iPad Pro 2 could be announced imminently next week . Curiously, however, the improvements over the previous model would be minimal, so much so that it would hardly have the novelty of integrating an A10X processor, an improved version of the A10 that can be found in the iPhone 7.
Speculation has been going on for months that three new iPads will be released this spring, the almost certain 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro and this 9.7-inch model that would replace the iPad Air, which has an A8X processor. To give you an idea, the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses an A9X processor.
Until now, everything pointed to the fact that this “small” model of the iPad would be discontinued , giving way to a revolution with the new line of the iPad Pro , in which the 10.5-inch model would be used as a small device, whose dimensions would not really vary but would take advantage of the edges and with a new design these screen measurements would be achieved .
If confirmed, it would be very surprising if Apple launched this** 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2** with hardly any improvements, leaving it as a low cost line and for whose presentation a Keynote would probably not even be made . The big presentation of the iPad Pro is expected at the beginning of April, that is, a few weeks later, specifically during the opening of the Apple Campus Park.
All this still sounds very strange to us because unless there is a noticeable difference in price and it is actually the cheap line of iPads , if there is a reason why iPads are characterized precisely by a very slow programmed obsolescence, so who would renew their iPad by buying the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 when it barely has any improvements even in design?
Apple usually sends invitations to the media with approximately 10 days’ notice, because one thing is clear: there will be no Keynote next week.