Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 will be on June 5 to 9 in San Jose, California. Before that, the tech giant is said to hold a special event next month which is just dedicated to refreshing its selected product. This series of products include the 10.5-inch iPad Pro as well as the red iPhone 7.
Apple Will Unveil Red iPhone 7 And 10.5-inch iPad Pro
According to Macotakara, a reliable Japanese blog, Apple might launch a red iPhone 7 as well as a 10.5-inch iPad Pro next month. Aside from the iPhone 5c that was a plastic case, the upcoming iPhone 7 will be the only iPhone that will come in color red. The same rumor was first surfaced last month from Apple’s supply chain, by the same Japanese blog announcing it first.
Apple's move on releasing a new iPhone variant and new size of iPad would be the first major overhaul of the tech giant's product line. With the iPad, it would probably replace the old iPad mini with a new 7.9inch iPad Pro. In addition to that, Apple could also mark the release of a new 10.5-inch model that can feature an edge to edge display as well as no home button style.
Macotakara also said that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have the same overall footprint just like the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro, thanks to its current edge-to-edge design. The earlier report claimed that the top bezel will remain as is in order to provide space for the front-facing camera that is particularly used for FaceTime and other video calling application, but it will likely be slimmer.
If ever Apple will release another iPad, it could be an iPad Pro that is 7.9-inch. It is said to feature 4 speakers, a Smart Connector, True Tone display and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. This said features will give all the iPad Pro models similar capabilities. In October, a report suggested that Apple would be launching a total of 3 new iPad devices in March 2017. But rumors from another source suggested that these new products are 'still in planning.' Therefore, there is no assurance yet.
Apple Will Also Unveil 128GB iPhone SE
BGR reported that Apple might also announce a small but very significant update for its another handset, the iPhone SE. Presumably, the upcoming 128GB iPhone SE will be released on the following show, which might better attend the needs of buyers who aren’t satisfied by the versions with 16GB or 64GB storage. As of now, it is still unclear whether the Apple iPhone SE will see any other upgrades or value changes this year.
It now makes sense, since LG, Samsung, Google and other Android manufacturers are all expected to unveil new flagship devices in the coming weeks or months. Even without introducing a complete update, Apple can still make its lineup feel new especially with its new color as well as expanded storage. Only a few days before the month of March, so let us keep our eyes alert for any Apple invites that will go out. With the Mobile World Congress around the corner, let us expect that Apple will send something out around then.