New 9.7 Inch iPad Pro Could Launch Next Week

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You would be forgiven if you had forgotten all about the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2.

We haven't heard anything from Apple in the way of event invitations yet, so it could potentially be that the company is planning to release the 9.7-inch model via an official press release - similar to how it's announced several other, modestly upgraded products over the years. The analysts are basing this prediction on supply chain info and the lack of a scheduled Apple event that will start next week.

The existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also be getting the True Tone display, which is now limited to the current 9.7-inch model. The latest report now suggests that if a March launch is possible, it could be done through a press release and not an event.

When it comes to 9.7-inch iPad, shipments are likely to reach 3-4 million units a month in the first quarter and the volume will grow significantly starting the second quarter.

Pricing on the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is less clear. The report further cites a post from Macotakara, which claims that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 will still retain the same internal design.

However, Apple has hosted March events four times in the past six years, and in 2011 and 2012, it introduced new iPad models at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Apple could lower the price on that model, pushing it down to $499 and then inserting the 10.5-inch iPad into the $599 slot, as one possibility. Otherwise, Apple would launch the new iPads on April 4.

Sources said that the 10.5-inch iPad will target education and business sectors.

The 12.9-inch screen iPad would have a makeover, but the 10.5 inch iPad Pro 2 would have a bezel-free display.

The Logitech Create case also has a holder for the Apple Pencil, built-in iOS shortcuts, and a sturdy cover, to keep your iPad safe.

Now Apple is said to be planning its third iPad Pro. Notably just three days ahead of when they claim the launch event will take place for both iPad Pro 2 and iPad Mini 5.

This is inline with the tradition of Apple launching iPads with an "X" variant of the iPhone chip, as the iPhone 7 came with an A10 Fusion chip.

The 12.9 inch model doesn't have many features that the 9.7 inch unit has, such as True Tone display, broader LTE support, wide color gamut and better camera quality.