Apple's 2017 iPad tablets are reportedly delayed until to the second half of the year
The tech titan could release a 9.7-inch iPad at an affordable price, a 10.5-inch model and a 12.9-inch updated iPad Pro. But the buzz from the supply chain indicates that Apple might decide to replace the 9.7-inch model with the 10.5-inch slab. As a result, the former would become an entry level tablet aimed at the education market. The Apple A9X will be under the hood and the tablet will use components from Apple's secondary suppliers. Running the 10.5-inch iPad and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be the Apple A10X chipset, with parts from Apple's primary suppliers.
According to the supply chain, the 9.7-inch entry level model will start mass production in the current quarter, while the 10.5-inch iPad and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will both start rolling off the assembly line during the second quarter.