“A KGI report in August said that Apple was planning to launch three new iPads in 2017, and suggested that the 9.7-inch model would grow in size slightly to 10.5-inches,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “A Macotakara piece today also suggests three new iPad Pro models are coming up in the spring of next year, with some details overlapping the KGI report and others differing.”

Makotakara supports the idea of a slightly larger standard-sized iPad Pro, though it suggests the diagonal screen size will be 10.1 rather than 10.5 inches,” Lovejoy reports.

iPad mini 4 will renew as iPad Pro (7.9-inch), get Smart Connector, and change into the specification of 4 speakers audio. Also, the iSight camera of 12 million pixels, True Tone flash, and True Tone display correspondence to Display P3 [DCI-P3 wider color gamut aka True Tone display] seem to be adopted. — Makotakara

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Every iPad model ever made

Lovejoy reports, “Finally, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be upgraded to the 12MP camera and True Tone flash from the current 9.7-inch model, along with the True Tone display.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Going into Christmas with the current iPad lineup is an interesting decision, but the lineup is very strong currently and, if the reports are true that the new iPads won’t appear until spring, Apple seems to be betting will likely do okay this holiday season.

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