Apple to reveal all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro in early April event at new Steve Jobs Theater, sources say

“Apple has moved ahead the production for its planned new 10.5-inch iPad to March instead of an earlier timetable set for May-June and is expected to unveil the new iPad at a product event to be held in early April to mark the inauguration of Apple’s new headquarters in California, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” Siu Han and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“The 10.5-inch iPad will target education and business sectors, and together with an upgrade 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the two models will be Apple’s mainstream products for the mid-tier to high-end tablet market in 2017, said the sources,” Han and Shen report.

T”he production schedule for an upgrade 12.9-inch iPad Pro still remains unclear,” Han and Shen report. “The sources estimated that volume production of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro may kick off in May-June.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If so, we’d expect to see Apple’s invitation to the media rather soon. That 10.5-inch, thin-bezel iPad Pro (physical size around the same as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro) sounds — in rumor form, at least — like a real winner!

Soon, it will become very clear for millions upon millions that it’s finally time to replace their aged iPad 2 units!

Apple’s all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro to feature 2,024-by-1,668 display; same physical size as current 9.7 inch iPad Pro – February 27, 2017
Why a 10.5-inch iPad makes mathematical sense – January 12, 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo: Three new Apple iPads on the way, including new model with 10-10.5-inch display – January 9, 2017


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  2. Why… This will be ironic if they introduce all this shit in the Steve Jobs theater. The same person who, when coming back to Apple in the late 90’s, killed everything and reset the product matrix to pro/consumer x desktop/laptop.

    Variety dulls the Apple experience in practice… They do best when focusing their energies on making the best, few, yet somewhat configurable devices. Like 1 iPad with more/less ram. Not 5 iPad models.

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