10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros may be delayed until May, per latest rumor

10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros may be delayed until May, per latest rumor
We know that Apple has new iPads in the works, that much is indisputable. However, questions do remain regarding what sizes we will see and when each of those tablets will be released. The latest rumors based on the Asian supply chain point to delays with the two larger iPad pro models that are in the works.

The rumor reinforces the idea that Apple is working on three new iPads for release this spring -- an entry 9.7-inch iPad, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro -- however, it cites the upstream supply chain, including the makers of the touchscreen panels, as evidence that the two larger iPad Pro models may be delayed until May or June. Apparently, TPK Holding and General Interface Solution have seen drops in Q1 2017 earnings because of lower than expected orders from Apple, leading to the speculation that the new iPads may not come as soon as we thought.  

Earlier this week, there were rumors of an iPad event in March, and rumors of a March 2017 event for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro have persisted for a while, so we don't yet have reason to discount that part of the rumor. But this latest rumor does add the possibility that the announcement event may not necessarily mean the release of all the new iPads in that same time frame.

source: DigiTimes

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11 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1668; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hopefully this will FORCE Samsung to return to the 10.5"tablet with proper ratio not the usual Portrait tablets.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Delayed? Oh man I must have missed the announcement from Apple when they were supposed to be released originally.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How can something that never had a release date or an announcement be delayed?

5. aegislash

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The authors on this site treat 99.9% of analyst guesstimates as solid facts. Like you just said, it makes absolutely no sense how a product that doesn't even exist yet can be delayed. A more proper way of wording it would be "10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros might have release dates moved to May, per latest rumor"...but even then, they aren't official or anything at the moment, so it's kind of stupid to report on things like this.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hurry up and release the best tablets made. Thinking about a upgrade.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Careful now. An expert will show up to tell you why you're an idiot/fanboy/Reptilian for claiming any Apple product is good. He'll even offer a detailed (not really....) analysis on why you should wish death to Apple and all who buy their products. Stay tuned.......

7. aegislash

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The funny thing is, the person you're talking about recently said in a long-a** essay style comment that they love all of the tech companies equally and don't hate any of the products that any of them make, lmaooooo.

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ha ha ha. As he would say. Fact.

10. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

jeroome>>> your best tablet made is not my best tablet made LOL

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2027; Member since: May 26, 2011

I guess it's good that wife got the 13" MBP instead of waiting for this

11. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Let's hope there's a big price drop for the previous iPad Pro range.

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