The absence of the iPad Pro 2 this year has brought about some rumors that Apple is still developing the device. The first iPad Pro was a great device and it came with good reviews. The big tablet isn't exactly for everyone, but it sure satisfied people who needed a good 2-in-1 device. It came with Apple Pencil integration and it also has powerful internals. Overall, it was a success, which is probably why fans are already waiting for an iPad Pro 2016 version.
iPad Pro 2 News
According to Tech Radar, the iPad Pro 12.9 is a good release from Apple and they gave it a 4.5 star rating. This is why a 2016 version of the device is probably a good addition to this year's tablets. Luckily, rumors suggest that an iPad Pro 2 is actually bound to be released. The launch may not happen in 2016, but it doesn't mean that it isn't at all coming.
The iPad Pro 2 was first rumored to be announced during Apple's September event, but since it didn't happen, the release might take place in 2017. There are news saying that an October Apple event could take place this year, but Apple has not confirmed it yet. According to a Mirror UK report, if Apple is indeed hosting a new event this year, it is unlikely that an iPad Pro will show up. The iPad Air 3 and the iPad mini 5 on the other hand, are good bets.
IPad Pro 2 Rumored Details
According to sources, the iPad Pro 2 is expected to come with a slimmer design and probably a more lightweight body. Furthermore, since the iPhone 7 devices came in with water resistant build and no headphone port, the same technology could be used in the iPad Pro 2. Nonetheless, this could also go the other way since the iPhones are smaller than the iPads, so a sacrificial lamb in the form of the headphone jack may be necessary. iPads may not need to get rid of the headphone jack unless the company aims to make the device very thin. Needless to say, it won't be a big surprise if the company would simply want to universalize their headphone accessories and remove all the headphone jacks of its future releases.