Apple set to release three new iPad models later this year


Apple are looking to regain their hold on the tablet market with the launch of three new iPad devices in 2017, so it may be worth waiting to see what is on offer before you go out a buy a new tablet.

The news comes from Apple expert and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is well known for his correct predictions ahead of Apple releasing new hardware.

The report has been seen by AppleInsider and Kuo suggests that there will be a number of new releases with the most notable being a brand-new iPad that will have a 10-10.5-inch screen that will stretch almost to the edges of the front of the device meaning that the bezels are almost eliminated.

In previous reports, it has been suggested that the physical home button may also be removed but this along with reducing the bezels may result in the device needing to be thicker.

iPad Pro

OLED display technology has also been mentioned but it felt that this may be something for 2018 rather than 2017.

The new device will sit alongside updates for both the existing 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro models.

The major change would be to the hardware with the latter device including an upgraded version of the A10 chip that currently powers the iPhone 7.

There has however been no news on the future of the iPad Mini which has witnessed a slump in sales with consumers opting for larger screen smartphones over the smaller tablet.

The new devices are expected to launched in the second quarter of 2017 giving Apple plenty of time to perfect the latest tablet and then concentrate on the new iPhone 8 which is expected to be unveiled in September.


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