Apple is release its new version of iPads in 2017.
As well as new size 10’.5” iPad Pro and a low-cost 9’.7” iPad. This is reliable with appreciated Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Kuo also claims that “revolutionary” changes could be made to the iPad’s design in 2018, with Apple maybe integrating a flexible AMOLED display to offer “new selling points through fundamental form feature design and user actions changes.”
This 10.5 inch iPad Pro model for “Commercial and Education markets” would definitely fit current trends for Apple’s tablets. Last week, this iPad sales overall were waning, while demand is increasing from businesses and Government that had reported.
Here’s Kuo on Apple’s 2017 iPad line-up:
We expect three new iPads (12.9″ iPad Pro 2, new size 10.5″ iPad Pro & low-cost 9.7″ iPad) to be launched in 2017, though this may not drive shipment growth amid structural headwinds; 2017 shipments to fall 10-20% YoY. If the iPad comes in a larger size, such as a 10.5″ model, we believe it will be helpful to bid for tenders within the commercial and education markets.
As a result, we expect Apple to launch a 10.5″ iPad Pro in 2017. In addition, we estimate the 12.9″ iPad Pro 2 and 10.5″ iPad Pro will adopt the A10X processor, with TSMC being the sole supplier using 10nm process technology. The low-cost 9.7″ model may adopt the A9X processor, which is also exclusively supplied by TSMC.
It Kuo 7.9-inch iPad mini is not mentioned in your report that is worth noting. It may be that analysts do not predict any smaller iPad is solid, but there is also the possibility that the mini will be phased out as demand that big shifts to the size limitation of iPhone models.