Apple Likely To Reveal New 10.5 inch iPad Pro During WWDC
In a recent speculation, Apple is most likely to launch a 10.5 inch iPad Pro later this year. In a report by noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there is a big possibility that the company may soon announce their upcoming major release during the most awaited Worldwide Developers Conference in June, which is supposed to last for 5 days.
According to the Verge, Kuo has made several predictions about Apple launching three different iPads in 2017. These include 12.9-nch iPad Pro 2, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro along with a cost-efficient 9.7-inch iPad. And it is most likely that the company will reveal more information on the upcoming WWDC due to the brilliant timing. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have similar specifications as of the 9.7 inch iPad, the only difference being the large screen size with narrow bezels design.
Kuo also mentioned that there is as high as 70% chance that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will debut and should come with a touch panel to provide a better user experience due to its new design, reports Macrumors. It is also expected to have an updated iOS processor, given Apple's past record while launching their new devices. The price of the product is not known by now, but one can expect it to be a little higher than the 9.7-inch version. And with its release, the price of current iPad Pro is also expected to come down.
Apart from 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Kuo also claimed that there is also a 50% chance that Apple will reveal its Siri smart speaker. Apple has been reportedly testing the device for many months in order to make it competitive enough for Amazon's Echo, who also announced that they will be releasing their first touchscreen model later this week. Daily Mail reported that Apple is rumored to ship some six million 10.5-inch iPad Pros this year.