In February, information appeared according to which new iPads with displays a diagonal of 10.5 and 12.9 inches just will not work in the first quarter. Then the sources reported that the device can appear even in may, and in June of this year. Indeed, this month, Apple introduced to the market only the new 9.7-inch iPad.
Now, analysts IHS, citing a source from Taiwan’s supply chain have reported that Apple’s manufacturing partners are preparing to start production of small batches of iPad Pro with a screen diagonal of 10.5 inches. Although the timing of the output of this model is still in question, experts believe that this will happen in early April.
Perhaps the announcement of the “frameless” iPad will be dedicated to the official opening of the headquarters of Apple Park. As a result, this spring a limited batch of iPad Pro can appear in the USA and some other countries of the world with the subsequent start of sales in other regions.
That Apple will celebrate the opening of the Apple Park in early April the presentation of new products, wrote earlier Taiwanese resource DigiTimes, citing sources in the supply chain. According to the newspaper, among the models of the iPad Pro in a new form factor with a 10.5-inch display, surrounded by ultra-thin framework.
Another well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple is expected to refresh the iPad lineup at least three new models. One of them will receive the 12.9-inch screen as the first iPad Pro and, apparently, more powerful stuffing, the second is the 10.5-inch screen “edge to edge”, and the third will be a affordable solution with the traditional display diagonal of 9.7 inches.
According to some, of 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be able to offer users the display with a resolution 2224 x 1668 pixels with a density of 264 ppi, which corresponds to that of the 9.7-inch tablet, the company from Cupertino.