2017 will be a big year for Apple, as the company celebrates 10 years of iPhone. However, this doesn’t mean that there will be only new iPhone models coming out this year. Apple is rumored to launch three iPad models in three different screen sizes including an upgraded 12.9 inch iPad Pro, an inexpensive 9.7 inch iPad model and a brand new 10.5 inch iPad Pro with a bezel-free design.
According to latest sources, the brand new 10.5 inch iPad Pro will sport a resolution of 2224 x 1668. Besides, the new iPad’s display is believed to boast the same pixel density as the current 9.7 inch iPad Pro (264 ppi). Today’s reports run counter what we heard in previous rumors claiming that the iPad Pro that boasts a 10.5 inch display will have a resolution of 2732 x 2048 and offers the same pixel density as the iPad mini 4.
There have been a lot of rumors floating regarding the 10.5 inch iPad Pro’s specs. Accordingly, both new 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro will be powered by Apple’s A10X chip, promising to be much brighter and more power efficient than its predecessors, while the cheaper 9.7 inch model will be fueled by an A9 chip. Sources say that the new 9.7 inch iPad will likely replace the current iPad Air 2. Besides, Apple is expected to lower the regular price of the current iPad Pro series ahead of the new iPad launch.
Earlier this week, reports said that a brand new bezel-free 10.5 inch and a refresh of the current 12.9 inch iPad Pro would not arrive until May or June, not during the first quarter as initially expected, thereby affecting the performance of Apple’s current supplier of touch panels for iPad, TPK Holding.
Apple is expected to release three new iPad models at an event in March this year. Aside from new iPads, we are expecting to see a new iMac, new Apple Watch models and more at the event.
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