Apple's 2017 iPad tablets are reportedly delayed until to the second half of the year

Apple's 2017 iPad tablets are reportedly delayed until to the second half of the year
If you were looking forward to picking up a new Apple iPad this spring, you might have to make some changes to your calendar. According to the upstream supply chain, the three iOS powered tablets rumored to arrive in the second quarter this year, might not show up until the second half of the year. In fact, the trio of tablets might not even be unveiled until the second half of 2017. It appears that Apple is still mulling over its plans.

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.

source: Digitimes

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26 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hopefully it will be as future proof as the iPad Air 2.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Agreed although the tablet market is niche nowadays.

7. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I am still using the ipad air 2 as well. It takes a beating by my kids and still just keeps on ticking like the day i got it. Ive actually started using it as my primary work device for home. Onedrive makes it alot more work friendly with my Lenovo Carbon.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Air 2 isn't future proof. Its just you dont need a new iPad ever, because the Pro is garbage and offers nothing the Air 2 doesnt do already. I should have kept my Air 2. The iPad Pro is garbage and I wont ever buy another iPad again. And if VZW didnt or hadnt given it to me for the price of the Air 2, I wouldnt have bouught the pro

19. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It takes a special kind of stupid to keep repeating everything you say in every summary you give.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't really pay him any attention tbqh.

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

It is going to be so future proof that you would not need to upgrade your air 2, ever.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Er... Doesn't this: "...might not show up until the second half of the year. " Mean the same thing as this: "In fact, the trio of tablets might not even be unveiled until the second half of 2017."

4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

fear of surface pro 5, surface book and surface 4(with ARM processor)

8. AlikMalix unregistered

They're completely different things and price points. They're designed for different user base.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

ipad pros are definitely in the same market segment as the surface variants

16. AlikMalix unregistered

Surface is a hyblet and for that it costs more. Both are good tools depending on what you're planning to do with it.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

no thanks,i wud wait for next surface iteration

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Then why did you read and posted in THIS article?

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Just to get noticed.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

I think they're mind controlled to automatically discredit apples devices and advertise something else. It's like they're drones. They simply can't resist. Look at his post - it has nothing to do with the article.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 3873; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I see you are taking up the war on opinions and free speech. Good luck

24. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Who said he can't post? We only stated the reason he did that......

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Delayed? What date did Apple say it was going to released?

13. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

I guess wife will be waiting a little longer for her pro version. She was hoping for a pink version in the larger pro this time around

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Whatever you do Apple, just make sure you slap Force Touch on the next iteration of the iPad Pro, and you'll certainly get my money.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For once I agree with you...

17. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

As long as it's made by Apple and continues to be universally unlocked, take my money Apple. Just make sure you add front facing speakers to it.

25. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPad Pros already have a quad-speaker setup!!! Isn't that enough???

26. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

No. I want ffs on them.

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I wish they would announced new iPad mini or iPod Touch....

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