Apple Preps to Release First Products of 2017

Apple is also believed to be unveiling a new 7.9-inch iPad Pro mini, 10.5-inch iPad Pro with slim bezels, and an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the near future. Other reports claim an April event, while there were several who suggest that the Cupertino-based tech giant would opt to a press release.

However, at this point in time, we have no news what products could the company be planning to release.

Apple unveils a new version of macOS every year at WWDC, so the company will probably unveil the next version of MacOS (10.13) at WWDC this year.

While there are only speculations about the launching date, one thing is sure that Apple will unveil its tablet family within next month as official site is showing estimated shipment in 3-4 weeks. Last week it was reported that something new could be coming as soon as this week. It features a display resolution of 2,224x1,668 ppi, but in essence, shares the same pixels-per-inch configuration with the 9.7-inch model.

Apple also lists Photo Print Products are also scheduled for maintenance at the same time, which could mean that they'll be updating the infrastructure for that or suggest that this maintenance is not related to new products. In addition, the 10.5-inch iPad is said to feature a virtual Home button.

It is not yet clear, how much the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 will cost, but it is hoped that it will have a price tag of $599. There are no plans for a big keynote, but there's still a chance the Apple store will return with some sweet surprises.

Starting with the smallest in the iPad Pro 2 lineup, the 9.7-inch model will pack in the power of the A9X chips as well as the excellent features of its bigger siblings.

The larger iPad model is also expected to gain the 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone flash from the smaller model. This model may not be unveiled until next month according to a recent report.

Taking facts into considerations, Apple usually issues press releases at the same time, 8.30 a.m.

Would an under-the-radar iPad Pro update illustrate just how far Apple's tablet range has slipped since its heyday?

  • Joe Gonzales