Apple has scheduled a significant amount of down time for the online Apple Store tonight ahead of rumored iPad updates.
However, Apple has hosted March events four times in the past six years, and in 2011 and 2012, it introduced new iPad models at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. MacRumors reveal that insiders say the new Apple tablets will be announced anytime from March 20 to 24 so anticipation is high regarding the latest Apple products. This latest report may be part of an "underpicing" strategy of Apple as it is reported to be pitching low prices for the Airpods and the newest Apple Watch Series 3 in a bid to entice more customers to its ecosystem. The new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is said to sport a new design with thinner side bezels.
Apple will be releasing three new models this year - a 9.7-, 10.5- and 12.9- inch model. Expected initial shipments of the new 10.5-inch iPad are likely to reach one million units and are expected to increase up to 1.2 million units a month from the second quarter. Do you think Apple is planning to release new products? Last week it was reported that something new could be coming as soon as this week. Additionally, the 10.5 inch variant is said to come with an edge-to-edge display which will feature very slim top and bottom bezels.
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.
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The larger iPad model is also expected to gain the 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone flash from the smaller model. The A9 chip that powers the Apple iPhone 6s will reportedly be found under the hood of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro sequel. The prices of the most awaited tablets would eventually start from $600 up to $800 on Apple stores.
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Apple first unveiled the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in September 2015, making it the firm's biggest tablet to date. "The Apple Store will be updated and unavailable during this time".