At the end of last year we wrote about how we expect three new iPads in 2017. According to the former source of Apple in the spring of 2017, is scheduled to present the new iPad diagonal 9.7 “, 10.5” and 12.9 “.
Recall, the smallest model – 9.7 “is supposed to go into mass production during the first quarter of 2017, and the other two in the second. However, Apple’s suppliers now claim that the new iPad should not be expected before the second half of 2017. The alleged reason for the delay is that the A10X chipset 10.5 “12.9 Pro and Pro models are still in production.
Also it is expected that the current model of the iPad Mini will Apple replace with the 9.7 ” model that will drive older A9X chip therefore will represent the lower part of the offer. Accordingly, the 9.7″ Apple will most likely target the education sector (schools, colleges …).
Since the 9.7 “iPad become a part of the bottom section, it shall be withdrawn from the Pro Series, and his place will occupy 10.5″ iPad Pro.