updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, as well as a 128 GB iPhone SE, plus a red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and eventually some new Apple Watch bands. These aren't anything drastic, so Apple might have felt they don't warrant a dedicated event. In fact, last week there was a rumor that Apple will launch new iPads without Tim Cook or any of the department heads taking stage, and it might happen later today indeed.A couple of new iPads are widely expected to be posted by Apple today, an
Another reason that the stock is booming may be the appearance of renowned Apple analyst Gene Munster on the business CNBC channel, and his claims that the company will do something remarkable with AR, laying the grounds for a "paradigm shift" as soon as this year's iPhone 8 edition. Bloomberg already reported recently that Apple has hundreds of people working on augmented reality, including in the camera department, and will introduce AR first in its iPhone franchise:
In any case, not much is left until the Apple store is back up again to gauge what the eventual new iPads will look like, while for the iPhone 8's eventual AR "paradigm shift" as per Mr Munster, we'll have to wait a few more months.