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2017 iPads News: Specs, Price, Release Date And What To Expect

By Anj Cagay , Mar 20, 2017 04:57 AM EDT
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Apple is allegedly preparing for the launch of its new iPad lineups this year, a 9.7-inch,12.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch device. (Photo : PLAYINFINITE/YouTube)

According to the latest, Apple in 2017 plans to release three new iPad models, an affordable 9.7-inch model, a revamped 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and a brand new 10.5-inch device. Both the 12.9-inch and 10.5 inch iPad models are said to come with a new A10X processor. Interestingly, the 10.5-inch model will sport an edgeless display with minimal bezels.

Apple iPad 10.5-inch Model

The device is expected to feature a nearly bezel-less design, which means despite having a larger screen, it will be the same physical footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad model. In addition, the 10.5-inch iPad is said to feature a virtual Home button. Also, other details about the 10.5-inch iPad's design are still uncertain at this point, but it's believed to feature an LCD panel, as opposed to OLED which is allegedly coming to the iPad lineup sometime in 2018, sadly, not this year.

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro & 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Most recently, a report suggested that the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will be upgraded this year with under-the-hood speed enhancements. Much like the 10.5-inch model, these models are said to adopt the A10X processor, which will deliver improved speed and graphics performance. Moreover, the 12.9-inch model will feature a huge screen that is supported with Apple Pencil Stylus and a very powerful processor with no headphone port. An ineresting theory revealed that a new entry-level 9.7-inch iPad, will come with a much affordable price.

 Apple's 2017 iPad lineup: Price And Availability

The three Apple iPad Pro 2 models; 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch are great devices to buy, however, won't be easy in the pocket. The prices of the most awaited tablets would eventually start from $600 up to $800 on Apple stores. As for when Apple's 2017 iPad lineup might hit the market reports point to a release sometime, next month. Also, rumors are rounding up claiming it will be before July this year.

              

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