Apple will allegedly unveil three new iPads in March, including a bezel-less 10.9-inch model

Apple will allegedly unveil three new iPads in March, including a bezel-less 10.9-inch model
According to Barclays analysts, Apple's iPad series is up for a notable shake-up next year. Three new models are expected to be unveiled at an event next year in March.

From our perspective, the most interesting rumored update is an alleged bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad. Interestingly, Apple is said to have fitted in a much larger screen without increasing the footprint compared to the latest iPad Air, which features a 9.7-inch display.

Supply chain sources say that both the 9.7- and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will be updated although the series is in for a bit of a twist. Allegedly, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro won't be a premium tablet despite its 'Pro' name. Instead, it will feature entry-level specs and will be positioned in a more affordable segment of the market, probably somewhere above the iPad Mini.

While the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is expected to be nerfed with the next iteration, its larger brother is said to be improved. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is expected to be updated to a True Tone display like the one on the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro, an upgrade that made sense the minute the 9.7-inch iPad Pro came out.

For a brief moment, we'd like to get back to the alleged bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad. With Apple widely expected to launch the iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge AMOLED screen next fall, the unveiling of a bezel-less iPad would provide us with a sneak peek at how Apple plans to approach edge-to-edge screens looking forward.

Since we've mentioned the iPad Mini, this new rumor indicates that Apple will not update the iPad mini series. Previous rumors dating back this October claimed that the iPad mini is in for its much-needed refresh, but this new rumor says it's not going to happen.

How does a bezel-less iPad Air sound to you guys?

source: Apple Insider

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24 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Meh......that last one sounds like it'll be awkward as hell to hold tbh.

2. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

First they nix the headphone jack, now they scrap the bezels. Jeez, Apple...

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

bezel or no bezel,ipad's death is nigh....we are entering post ARM-tablet era

4. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Waiting to update my iPad pro for the display and 256gb of storage. And A10 or A11x will be a beast

10. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

You think the iPads would employ an A11X chipset......seems like you are 'back from the future'!

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think the Mini will have the A10, but the rest will have the A10X/A11X

21. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Dumbhead, how could the A11x even exist when the A11 hasn't even been revealed???

22. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Dumbhead" Obvious nine year old is obvious......

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A bezeless iPad, means a bezeless IPhone. Spell check on bezeless lol.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

My wallet is ready!! Make tablets great again lol!!

8. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

12" Mac Book 13" Mac Book Pro 15" Mac Book Pro 7,9" iPad (mini ? Will they drop it off to fit ?) 9,7" iPad Pro 12,9" iPad Pro Btw, looks like Apple is killing off their Air (mini ?) trademark, which is kind of sad to me.

13. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I'll miss the name "iPad air"

9. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1297; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Apple and no bezel don't mix.

11. willywanta

Posts: 497; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

If Apple make the apple pencil becomes integrated with the ipad a la galaxy note, & keep the earphone jack, I'll definitely buy an iPad.

12. KingSam

Posts: 1345; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

So the 9.7" will be a "pro" with lesser specs. The strange thing is lesser specs refer to A9 or A8x. Current gen uses A9x so not changing the soc would be dumb. I'm confused here. Maybe A10 for the 9.7 and A10x for the others. Seems apple will pull a MacBook pro 2016 stunt

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

10.9 interesting.. Would get it if its not too overprice.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple lost the tablet game! Surface Pro/Book are the best! Apple will loose the all in one battle also!

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Really but how come apple still sell more iPad Pro than Microsoft Surface Pro. http://www.designntrend.com/articles/75553/20160506/surface-pro-4-vs-ipad-pro-sales-apple-beating-microsoft-detachable-tablets.htm And why is Microsoft fan so bother about which tablet get sold? I just can't understand because i am not bother by people buying a Surface Pro. In fact i think its a great option too!! Just that i already own a capable windows tablet but i think i am iPad would be great device. Just a bit overprice.

23. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ipad was great once, sell wise apple wins but powerful wise Microsoft wins by a long shot!

17. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Bezel is a pretection in case of drop.Why the manufacturers insists just in beauty?? Live the beauty die the safety.

19. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

no bezel....ipad break. Or at least with how the average user uses it as I see it.

20. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I can't remember the cycle but there was one iPad that launched in March with the X variant of the CPU that came in the iPhone later in the fall.

24. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

Doesn't sound much interesting to me. Better the products more will be the cost, when it comes to apple #much_more cost....

25. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

omg wow !! :D

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