Apple is known to be preparing for 3 new iPads to be unveiled this year. But the launch of this devices might not be ready to launch its new iPad models until the second half of the year
Apple iPad For 2017
According to BGR, Apple is prepping 3 new iPads for 2017: an affordable 9.7-inch model, a pricier 10.5-inch model, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 9.7-inch Apple iPad is expected to enter its production this quarter of the year. While the mass production won’t begin on the other two models until the second quarter of 2017. There’s a chance Apple won’t even announce the new tablets until the fall.
Along with the released timeline, the sources also claimed that Apple is considering to replace the 9.7-inch iPad model with the 10.5-inch iPad, hitting the next 9.7-inch iPad model down to an entry-level device mainly targeting the market in the education sector. In addition to that, Apple is also reportedly planning to get components for the next 9.7-inch iPad model from secondary suppliers and will use the famous LED displays from Seoul Semiconductor instead of Nichia.
According to PhoneArena, the trio of Apple iPads might not even be unveiled until the second half of 2017. It appears that Apple is still mulling over its plans. So if you were looking forward to picking up a new Apple iPad this spring, you might have to make some changes to your schedule.
Finally, the rumors and speculations also claim that both the Apple 10.5-inch iPad and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will feature Apple’s new A10X chipset processor. As of now, there's no word about an edgeless display, but many of the other details regarding the next 3 Apple iPads are beginning to line up. With that said, if the announcement of new Apple iPads really is just several months away, it might be some time before you have a clear picture for the new actual Apple iPad.