While experts find out the list of new products at the upcoming Apple presentation, among which the most interesting is a “frameless” model of the iPad, browsers, MacRumors found out that the official store stops sales of iPad Pro.
The delivery time of the 12.9-inch tablet suddenly increased from 1 day to 2-3 weeks. We are talking about the American and the Russian branch of the online store. This is true for all modifications of “proshek” with any amount of memory and case color. Stores MacMall, Price Guide and B&H also faced a shortage of models.
The reduction in supply of 12.9-inch iPad Pro hints at coagulation or even complete discontinuation of the tablets 2015 in favor of new models. It is assumed that the presentation of the updated iPad will be held early next month. The exact date of the event has not yet been approved.
It is expected that this year Apple will join the line of branded tablet three models: the “budget” 9.7-inch iPad, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and another radically new 10.5-inch tablet with a display “in the entire front panel”.
The above-mentioned iPad Pro 2 needs to obtain a single-chip platform A10X, which will be made using 10-nm process. The Junior model iPad will be based on the A9X chip. The only supplier of these SoC should be the company TSMC.
The intention of Apple to expand the iPad lineup associated with the fact that tablet computers with a screen more than 10 inches are very popular in the educational and commercial sector of the USA. The fact is that 9.7-inch iPad is perceived as too small, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is too expensive for such institutions.
Anyway, will know the truth very soon, Apple will start sending invitations before the end of February.