Reports out suggest that Apple is working on launching three new iPads in the second quarter of 2017. The update comes from a very reliable analyst at KGI Securities, Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Mr. Kuo Apple at the moment is planning to unveil three new iPads by the end of April. 2017 is a very important year for Apple as they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of iPhone. Let’s have a look at whether Apple is working on producing a stallar iPad or are they at the moment totally focused on iPhone 8.
The detailed report by Kuo suggests that the three iPad Pro models that will be released are 12.5-inch model, a 10.5 inch model and a 9.5-inch model. The first two models will have a higher price point and will be powered by the A10X chipset by TSMC. While the 9.5-inch model will be low priced in comparison with the other two and under the hood it will have the A9 chipset by Samsung.
The rest of the specs of the iPads are not yet confirmed, so we cannot say what else will these tablets have. One thing is for sure, the iPhone 8 is the star for Apple this year. It is quite easy to understand why the company is not focusing on their other products. iPad sales have dropped in the last few years and now Apple is working on producing two tablets which aim at different consumers. Like the 12.5-inch and the 10.5-inch model aims at the commercial sector, while the 9.5-inch one focuses more on regular consumers. Kuo in his report also hints that 60% of the iPad sales will be contributed by the 9.5-inch model.