Apple Could Announce New Products Next Week, Claim Sources
Citing “reputable supply chain analysts”, a report by MacRumors is claiming that Apple may announce new products between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24. While the unnamed sources did not give out details about which products Apple is expected to unveil this month, rumours strongly suggest that a trio of new iPad Pro models may be announced.
A trio of new iPad Pro models will be unveiled as early as this month, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions.
Apple has yet to invite the media to an event this month, however, and those invites would be on shorter notice than usual if it is indeed planning to announce new products this way as early as next week.
Multiple sources, including KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and Japanese blog Mac Otakara, have also predicted a new 7.9-inch model that would replace the iPad Mini 4. A more recent report by Mac Otakara further claimed that Apple will host a March event where it will debut its new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage, and new Apple Watch bands.
Rumours so far have hinted that the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have slimmer bezels, and possibly no Home button, allowing it to have the same overall footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Meanwhile, the updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and True Tone display like the current 9.7-inch model.