Apple Is Secretly Working on 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Model, Early 2017 Launch Possible

Apple is reportedly adding another member to its iPad family.

Apple iPad rumours have been flowing in thick in the recent past. And according to the latest report by Digitimes, the Cupertino tech-giant will add a new member to its iPad family. In addition to the current 7.9-inch (iPad Mini), 9.7-inch (iPad Pro and iPad Air), and 12.9-inch (iPad Pro), the company will add a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model to the lineup, the report claims.

Apple Is Secretly Working on 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Model

According to the report, Apple is considering a 10.5-inch model to cater the needs of education and enterprise sectors among others since "10-inch and larger tablets have been popular" among these sectors.

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Additionally, the report claims that the existing 9.7-inch model is regarded too small whereas the bigger 12.9-inch variant is deemed to be too expensive for procurement.

As per the report, the 10.5-inch Apple iPad will be powered by the A10X processor which also powers its bigger sibling, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Apple Is Secretly Working on 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Model

Furthermore, the Digitimes report also claims that around 2 million 10.5-inch iPad units will be shipped in the first quarter of 2017 with another 3 to 4 million units being sold by the end of 2017.

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Apple is expected to launch a cheaper version of the 9.7-inch iPad to compete with its Android counterparts, the report added.

Apple Is Secretly Working on 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Model

Lately, Apple iPhone 8 rumours have also been making headlines on the internet. The company is rumoured to launch a new 5.8-inch variant with OLED displays in addition to the existing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.

The Cupertino tech giant is expected to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Apple iPhone next year and apparently the company is planning for something big.

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