Apple May Announce 9.7-Inch 'iPad Pro 2' as Early as Next Week

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  1. Bacillus macrumors 68000


    Jun 25, 2009
    Things stayed in the pipeline so long that now they started to reproduce themselves ...
  2. allanfries macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2013
    Well, if an iPad mini with the latest pro specs makes an appearance, I think I would replace my old mini 2. Just sayin'
  3. skippermonkey macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bath, UK
    Days since Tim Cook said "we have great desktops in our pipeline" – 95 and counting...
  4. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    I was going to get an iPad to plunk on my keyboard for midi work, but last time I looked there was no way to have it charging at the same time. How stupid.
  5. MacDarcy macrumors 65816

    Jul 21, 2011
    I seriously doubt Apple would quietly update the 9.7" iPad next week...and then a couple weeks later hold an event for a new iPad 10.5". That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. From all the rumors I've heard, I truly believe the "event" for the new iPads will be on April 4th. The announcement for this event should come next week. Then everyone can relax.
  6. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    No, my friend. That is courage.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Why does everyone here think that everything Apple does is apparently about them and them alone?

    Apple is about to release a new iPad. I don't need a new ipad, therefore what Apple is about to do is useless! Never mind there are likely millions of other people out there waiting for a new iPad refresh!!!

  8. Keenanryan14 macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2017
    Halifax Canada
    The way apple chat talked tonight to me tonight it seems like the expect a new 9.7 inc iPad next week

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  9. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    Did I say it was?
    I was just sharing where my mind is at on this.

    Maybe don't jump to such an aggressive accusation there?

    The more overarching point here, as has been mentioned by many in this thread, is that Apple keeps spec bumping hardware, which is fine, but that is simply not what the iPad needs to gain more share and drive more sales. Software continues to be the part dragging behind.

    The current iPad Pro's are total powerhouses...that basically get used at idle all the time due to the hamstrung and limited software that runs on the hardware.

    They keep upgrading the engine and components on the "Ferrari" when really we need many more tracks and road to drive on.
  10. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
  11. oldmacs macrumors 68040

    Sep 14, 2010
    Please apple just do it! Give me the current pro with 4Gb ram and an A10x and I'll buy it!!!!
  12. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    Lol, they told you "we have no idea... we have no information that you don't have right now; check with us later" & you got: "NEW IPAD NEXT WEEK!!!"?
    You must be really really hard to communicate with!
  13. vonrp macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2017
    New York, NY
    So I've been doing Apple products as long as the next guy, ya know iPhones, Macs, MacBooks, and even iPad Air A7 (which still serves me well). But here's the thing: If you name something "Pro", isn't it supposed to do something professionally? I mean being able to attach a keyboard or a stylus, heck, any tablet can do this nowadays. But being able to run professional applications like PhotoShop, PremierePro, AutoCad, FinalCutX, DaVinciResolve, Illustrator etc? A better screen and a faster processor doesn't cut it. To attract real pros I suggest stepping up the game. Until then I'm quite happy with my four year old Pad Air that does Word and Excel, countless ho-hum apps, surfs the web and plays Amazon Prime - quite professionally - and then use other more advanced products, Apple or not, to satisfy my Pro Needs.
  14. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    Well, two of those are random made up names of products that don't exist and you have literally not the foggiest idea what they're going to use for naming convention on the new iPads sooooooooo........
  15. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2007
    In regards to the video featuring the new Apple Campus: I don't see where the runway strip will go?
  16. jagooch macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2009
    Denver, co
    There is a lot of meat to this article.

    "Apple may release a new ipad next week, or later. "

    Not many sites have this clear a vision of future events.

    Plus, it's on the Internet, so it must be true.
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    None of these rumored websites have a clear vision of what Apple will do or won't do, because it hasn't been confirmed by Apple. These are all predictions generated by analysts. I don't Believe MacRumors has any more of a clear vision over any of the other reporting websites for Apple. It's just a matter what you choose to believe or not.
  18. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    To be fair, he did get them to write that they should have more information for him by Monday for sure, so...

    You don't seem a very happy person, btw. The current existing naming scheme is ridiculous and if they continue as they have done they will in fact have iPad Pro's, iPad Pro 2's, iPad Air 3's, iPad Air 2's, iPad mini 4's, and iPad mini 5's all selling at the same time. Add on the different screen sizes to the pro models and you get quite ridiculous.
  19. jagooch macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2009
    Denver, co
    Which site is that? Can you share the url?
  20. monty77 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2005
    UK, South Coast
    This is part of the 2 pronged master plan IMO

    Step 1
    Have a limited line up of overpriced, underspecced hardware. Incrementally update and price the crap out of them, see what the market will take.

    Step 2
    Do what Samsung does, have a device for literally every human being on the planet. Sizes, colours, storage. Fragment the crap out of it.

    Step 1 + Step 2 = $$$$$$$$

    What could possibly go wrong?
  21. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Sometimes i get the impression apple users can be a tad vain and selfish....just a tad.... ;) image is everything, and that includes having the newest.
  22. Jax44 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2010
    Carmel, California
    Easy, buy one of each and divide by two.
  23. ventricle macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2016
    Nice campus… adolescent trees are going into the garden. Apple can afford it. Unlike the Mac Pro.
  24. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    Apple should just simplify the line up 3 screen sizes same specs. How hard is that?
  25. mixel macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    Quad mics and a speed bump are two things I'm not that interested in. I've never really felt the 9.7 was lacking in power..?

    If they bumped the RAM it'd be a bit better.. But if this is what they do with it I don't see anyone rushing to upgrade yet.

    Still seems weird though that they might end up with so many sizes.

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