New 10.5-inch iPad Pro entering limited production for possible April announcement

Things are looking up for new iPads – truly new, not the iPad Air re-release built on iPhone 6 hardware that showed up a week ago. IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander hinted that Apple's manufacturing partners are about to begin limited production of a brand-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. However, the tablet's debated announcement date is up in the air. The previously rumored March event is obviously a no-go, so an April keynote may be in order.

DigiTimes suggested that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be outed in early April, celebrating the new Apple Park campus' inauguration, which sounds plausible. The new iPad Pro may be in for a limited spring launch in the United States and some other markets, with a gradually expanding global roll-out.

Furthermore, mobile marketing firm Fiksu shared four new iPad identifiers it saw in its records. They supposedly denote Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi + Cellular variants of new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

Overall, chances are good that new iPad Pro tablets will be announced before the end of April. For now, we'll just have to keep waiting.


source: MacRumors



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

gearing up for new surface devices,which are ARM based,according to rumour released yesterday.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't say that. A self proclaim tech expert will show up blabbering about how bad ARM base tablets are.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple should remove the Pro name.......nothing Pro about this ipad! Better get the Surface Pro......kills all other!

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1542; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

As an iPad Pro 12.9 owner all i can do is to agree with you. There realy is no Pro feature on iPad Pro - it's still just a bigger iPhone with native stylus support.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well... The names in almost all of Apple products are for marketing stunt than for denoting the actual features of the said products.

6. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Thank you for your honest assessment. It's refreshing on this site.

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