According to insiders’ information, in the beginning of 2017 Apple is going to introduce a whole new iPad with 10.5-inch display. A respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already suggested that Apple would present a new bigger iPad in the next year but now, the rumour has more details.
There’s no official information but numerous sources say that this new tablet will be fitted with huge frameless-like display which will occupy almost the entire front side. That way, 10.5-inch will have the same size as the 9.7-inch one. Besides, it will be the first device from Apple without the Home button.
According to Taiwanese source DigiTimes, the production of these new iPads will start already in December, 2016. There’s no information about either the volume of the initial batch or the date of the possible release. Hopefully, more details will be available towards the end of the year.
Apart from this new model, Apple also plans to update the iPad Pro line-up but the changes are expected to be only cosmetic: more advanced software and probably more functionality.