iPad Pro Refresh Expected in 2017 With a 10.5-Inch Screen and Huge Design Overhaul in 2018


Honestly, it was foolish for Apple to believe that a massive 12.9-inch iPad Pro could become a laptop substitute. The problem wasn’t associated with the hardware by any means, but the software, not to mention a hole blew in your wallet if you wanted to purchase different accessories to augment the tablet experience. This time, Apple is intended to release an iPad Pro in 2017, with a smaller canvas compared to its 12.9-inch predecessor.

Latest Report Suggests That Are Going to be a Total of Three iPad Pro Models Introduced in 2017

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is going to be rocking an A10X SoC that’s going to be manufactured most likely on TSMC’s 10nm FinFET architecture. Additionally, another iPad Pro model that could be announced alongside it is the 9.7-inch one that will be running an A9X SoC inside its housing. We’ve all seen through benchmarking tests how the slate is able to perform against the competition, so there’s going to be absolutely no shame in purchasing a tablet that’s not running the latest hardware.

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According to iClarified, given below is the latest report concerning the release of future iPad Pro models:

“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; 2017F 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 (2330 TT, NT$177.5, N) 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.”

Now here’s the juicy bit that you’ve all been wanting to hear. The iPad Pro models that could be announced in 2017 might not feature the ‘all important’ AMOLED display that’s supposed to be present in future iPhones, but the 2018 iPad Pro refresh might sport it. There are numerous benefits of running AMOLED displays in mobile devices, including lower energy consumption, and allowing manufacturers to further reduce the thickness of future generation products, which will serve Apple’s agenda just fine.

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The refreshing thing about this report is that the tech giant is looking forward to announce another 12.9-inch refresh and that’s a really good approach on the company’s part. A massively large tablet running iOS could provide the user with another suitable platform to carry out tasks, but we're still looking for apps to become more matured enough to provide consumers with a better tablet substitute.

Often times you see a great product that does not sell well plainly because of the requirements of consumers, and sadly, despite all of that firepower and features, it looks like iPad Pro had the rotten luck of being introduced in the wrong timeline.