Three new iPad Pros expected in spring 2017 with two new sizes

Three new iPad Pros expected in spring 2017 with two new sizes
While the fall is Apple's time for new iPhones, software and Watch hardware, the spring is when Apple tends to update its iPad lineup and 2017 looks to keep up that tradition. Interestingly, the rumors are claiming there will be three new iPad Pro models in early 2017, including two new sizes for the Pro lineup.

The rumor says early 2017 will see an update to the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro as well as a new iPad mini that joins the Pro lineup. The odd part of the rumor is that the "standard" iPad Pro will get a slight bump from a 9.7-inch screen to a 10.1-inch display. But we'll believe that when we see it because it is unclear why Apple would make that change after such a long time, especially since the rumor claims the 10.1-inch iPad would be larger than the 9.7-inch iPad. It would feel more believable if we heard Apple was packing a bigger display in the same form factor by reducing bezels. 

The entire iPad Pro lineup is expected to include the quad-speaker/quad-microphone setup, 3.5mm headphone jacks all around, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and True Tone display tech. Apple is also supposedly working on Smart Keyboard add-ons for each size iPad Pro. 

No word on a specific date of an announcement or release, but March/April 2017 is probably a good bet. 

source: Macotakara via pocketnow

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21 Comments

1. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

If there is no headphone jack, never buying an ipad again.

14. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Screw and suck them Pos Apple scumbags. If the iPad mini4 does not have the headphones jack. This will be my last Apple products. Ipad mini3 and my ip7+ rocks.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The iPad Mini 4 came out a year ago.........have you been in cryogenic stasis this entire time?

17. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Ooooops I mean to say ipad mini4.

2. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Dont know people are still buying non-windows tablets.Buy a surface-pro and experience world's most powerful and peoductive operating system on tablet or if you are an apple person then should buy smaller ipads or bigger iphone which makes sense. I have two tablets (ipad mini & galaxy tab2 -7) and both are eating dust.

5. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I prefer 10 inch tablets to anything else in my home. It doesn't leave my home though so 7 or 8 inch tablets are useless to me. Small pocketable phone when I am on the go. 10 inch tablet at home and surface pro for my work outside of my home. Perfect set up for me. Maybe once the service pro is exactly the same size as any other 10.1 inch tablet and had an i5 in it without a fan I would agree with you. But right now I couldn't disagree more. There is also the windows store lacking those tower defense games and I rather not use an Android emulator even though they are supposed to work 1:1 flawlessly they usually run slightly worst.

9. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

For me it's because the mobile experience is lacking and I don't want a full desktop on my tablet. It's cramped and missing the major apps. If I want power and desktop I'll use my custom pc.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I love the Surface Pro, am definitely think of replacing my ultrabook with one But I also like the size of the iPad Mini Windows doesn't really work well on tablets less than 10" IMO

18. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Surface Pro4 vs the Sonys version. I would love the Sonys version, but too expensive.

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

ipad pro is a failure.....phones can never match computers

4. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

10.1? Are they going to use the same aspect ratio and the pixel C or surface 3? Weird. Should be interesting if that rumour is true or not. I personally don't think it's true but they did change the iPhone to 16:9 after swearing by 3:2. And the iPhone plus phones did use a weird tweener resolution that didn't fit their previous only common denominator resolutions that scale perfectly and do not require a hardware resolution scaler rule.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The increase in screen size only makes since if Apple is planning to also increase the resolution.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sense.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes, thanks lol.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, still won't even match a Surface 3, much less the Surface Pro line, regardless how much they Photoshop the rectangle...

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

My money is waiting.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My next tablet is a 12.9 Pro.

13. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

That's too big. 10 or 11inch is perfect .

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I have to completely disagree. My 12.9 ipad pro is the perfect size for me, I could never go back to anything smaller.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not to mention, I don't shop with his money.

21. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I was just saying. That don't you find it big? I've seen it in store, and it's huge. It's up to you to purchase what ever you like. Just making a statement. You are free to purchase what you like.

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