Apple Inc. is expecting triplets next year. That’s right, Tim Cook and company are expected to introduce three new iPads in 2017. They will come as the new generation of the company’s existing models. Some experts predict that future editions of the Apple’s handsets will break away from their conventional looks as well.
A big year for iPad upgrades
The year 2017 promises to bring along three iPad upgrades. This is according to KGI Securities. The analyst entity tells Apple fans to expect two new tablets devices and an upgrade to the recently unveiled iPad Pro. KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo says there will be a 9.7-inch low cost iPad, a 10.5 inch iPad Pro as well as a 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2.
9to5 Mac suggests that Apple Inc. could place introduce edge-to-edge displays on the iPad range. The device design would be much like those of Samsung’s Galaxy series. Such a look would certainly make the iPad series stand out from its leading tablet rivals. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 — expected in 2017 — will have a similar screen upgrade.
Kuo’s reports make many tech industry analysts, like Benjamin Mayo of 9to5Mac.com, say no more iPad upgrades will launch in made in 2016. Apple’s newest iPad was rolled out earlier in March and should hold the face of iPad releases for remainder of 2016.
No news of any iPad Pro or Mini upgrade have cropped for a while. Some expect the two lines to be discontinued entirely. Supply chain talks suggest that Apple is hitting “reset” with the look of its gadgets and the 2017 iPads should usher in the next generation of Apple Inc. tablets. Not excluded from this change the flagship iPhone, which is reported to be taking on a revolutionary face-lift in 2017.
Apple speeds things up
It is anticipated that the Apple will instil a faster A10 chip in this year’s iPhone 7. As its does every upgrade, a slightly better capable A10X processor will feature on the new iPad range next year. This excludes the 9,7-inch iPad though, which is said to carry on using the current A9X processor of the current iPad Pro. This will be the new entry model iPad and should start at $399 according to KGI.
With no shortage of supply chain talks and expert opinion, it is becoming clear that Apple Inc. has plans to revamp it handsets line-ups. Next month’s iPhone 7 is reported to be a mild, place-holder upgrade. Its limited upgrades could make Apple fans crave the iPhone 8 even more, which could feature an iris scanner, an OLED display and long-distance wireless charging.
The year 2017 promises to be a revolutionary phase for Apple Inc. devices and their designs.