Apple’s 10.5″ iPad Pro May Debut in April at Apple Park: Rumour

Apple has moved the production of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 to March from its earlier plans of starting in May-June, according to a report from DigiTimes from today.

The report, citing Apple’s Taiwan-based supply chain sources further stated that Apple could launch the said iPad model at an event marking the inauguration of its Apple Park, the Cupertino company’s new spaceship campus.

Thanks to the new rumour stating that the new iPad Pro family is going to be announced next week, supply chains have reported that Apple has taken 10 steps forward for the production of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Where DigiTimes reports that the original production period was between the April and May timeline, sources close to this info have stated that Apple will start production during this month, possibly to meet the expected demand for these tablets.

The report states that both the 10.5-inch model and the 12.9-inch model could have a mid-tier and high-end pricing respectively.

Apart from the 10.5-inch model, Apple is expected to launch a 9.7-inch model and a 12.9-inch model of the iPad Pro 2. The report adds that while the production for the 9.7-inch model of the tablet is expected to reach 3-4 million units per month in the first quarter of financial year 2017 and grow during the next quarter, no production schedule was available for the 12.9-inch model.

The reported numbers indicate how Apple is still standing strong in a tablet industry, which is declining every year.

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  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    The only issue is that while the Park may be ready, Steve Jobs auditorium won’t be until late in the year.