iPad Pro 2 next quarter

Shirtin

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I strongly believe the iPad Pro 2 9.7" & 12.9" will be released sooner rather than later. Apple would lose a marketing advantage plus research and development on the A10X processor. The next iPhone 8 will have a A11 processor in the fall so the clock is ticking for Apple to release these new iPads ASAP. I cant see them wasting time, money, and reputation releasing the new iPads in the fall with the A10X. I am assuming that the A11 will be more powerful than the A10X.
 

Lucasdavidgray

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I personally think it's coming next month. Especially considering the fact that the iOS 10.3 has code for the new iPad Pro.
 

Relentless Power

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Could be that in the future Apple is releasing iPads in the spring/summer and iPhones in September to maximize their sales.
The iPad doesn't really have much of a current timeline, with iPad Pro 12.9 inch launching in November 2015, followed by the 9.7 inch iPad Pro which launched in March 2016. Fast forward a year later, the 9.7 inch iPad launches This Friday. , The iPhone has been released in September annually, which doesn't necessarily have to do with projected sales, as much as it has to do with parts suppliers and manufacturing as a whole for one they have the final preparation of the launch. Years ago, they actually had the iPhone launch in June.
 

Relentless Power

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At what time usually the invites are send?
There really hasn't been a specific time when invites are sent. Within the last two years in March, it's usually within a week of the actual keynote. But this year there is no way of telling, being is uncertain if there will be a keynote this year.
 

fokmik

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There really hasn't been a specific time when invites are sent. Within the last two years in March, it's usually within a week of the actual keynote. But this year there is no way of telling, being is uncertain if there will be a keynote this year.
i meant at what time ! i mean 10Am pacific time?
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This is interesting, still it doesn't mean that they will launch new iPad's at an April event it could be later in the year. http://appleinsider.com/articles/17...id-apple-pencil-with-next-gen-ipad-pro-models
yes but this mean we will have an April event. stay tuned for the invites to come today or Friday
 

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I actually don't think there will be a 9.7 Pro. The 9.7 will be replaced completely by the 10.5 in a more compact form factor, close to the same size. Along with a redesigned 12.9 also.
 
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fokmik

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I actually don't think there will be a 9.7 Pro. The 9.7 will be replaced completely by the 10.5 in a more compact form factor, close to the same size. Along with a redesigned 12.9 also.
its clear we will have 9.7" ipad, 10.5" and 12.9" ipad pro
like we have 12" Macbook and 13 and 15" Macbook pro
 

DNichter

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its clear we will have 9.7" ipad, 10.5" and 12.9" ipad pro
like we have 12" Macbook and 13 and 15" Macbook pro
Not sure why it is clear, but I think it'll clean up the lineup a bit if they remove the 9.7 pro. Why have a 9.7 and 10.5 that are the same physical size, and both be pro? Redundant?
 

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yes but this mean we will have an April event. stay tuned for the invites to come today or Friday
I'm not so sure about that, these iPad's could launch along side the iPhone 8 in September, otherwise why only announce a new cheaper 9.7" the other day? they could of waited and unveiled them all at a April event.
 

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I'm not so sure about that, these iPad's could launch along side the iPhone 8 in September, otherwise why only announce a new cheaper 9.7" the other day? they could of waited and unveiled them all at a April event.
Maybe they need more time to discuss features of the pros? Maybe other products as well? The 9.7 the other day was pretty lackluster, no point to discuss old tech in an old shell.
 

Dave245

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Not sure why it is clear, but I think it'll clean up the lineup a bit if they remove the 9.7 pro. Why have a 9.7 and 10.5 that are the same physical size, and both be pro? Redundant?
If the 10.5" iPad Pro is the same size as the current 9.7" iPad Pro then i think they will remove the 9.7" add the 10.5" and then the Pro models will go 10.5" and 12.9" it's a bigger jump in screen and would justify the Pro name with a bigger screen and more screen estate to use.
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Maybe they need more time to discuss features of the pros? Maybe other products as well? The 9.7 the other day was pretty lackluster, no point to discuss old tech in an old shell.
I could be wrong and there could very well be an April event but I'm not holding my breath. Also the new Steve Jobs theatre isn't ready yet so i wouldn't expect it to be held there.
 

DNichter

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If the 10.5" iPad Pro is the same size as the current 9.7" iPad Pro then i think they will remove the 9.7" add the 10.5" and then the Pro models will go 10.5" and 12.9" it's a bigger jump in screen and would justify the Pro name with a bigger screen and more screen estate to use.
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Exactly my thoughts as well.

I could be wrong and there could very well be an April event but I'm not holding my breath. Also the new Steve Jobs theatre isn't ready yet so i wouldn't expect it to be held there.
I expect the first keynote at the new theatre to be for their biggest moneymaker, iPhone.
 

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I'm not so sure about that, these iPad's could launch along side the iPhone 8 in September, otherwise why only announce a new cheaper 9.7" the other day? they could of waited and unveiled them all at a April event.
Exactly! iPads have *just* been updated; there won't be more iPad updates in April.
 

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I was really hoping to buy a new iPad for my 21st next month, but oh well my iPad 2 can soldier on. More important things in life to worry about.
 

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Was hoping for the 10.5" Pro to be announced, but I highly doubt we'll get anything before WWDC now at the very earliest (and even then I'd say Sept/Oct would be more likely). I doubt they would have forgone the opportunity to talk about the new iPad, red phones and watch bands at an event if it were just around the corner.
 
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fokmik

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Maybe they need more time to discuss features of the pros? Maybe other products as well? The 9.7 the other day was pretty lackluster, no point to discuss old tech in an old shell.
there are two UNTIL they release the new one !! So after the new pros we will have what i said...the mini will go away from next year too
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I'm not so sure about that, these iPad's could launch along side the iPhone 8 in September, otherwise why only announce a new cheaper 9.7" the other day? they could of waited and unveiled them all at a April event.
profit?? sell a couple of millions of the "new ipad" and then make some of them to buy the pros as well 1 month later
 

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there are two UNTIL they release the new one !! So after the new pros we will have what i said...the mini will go away from next year too
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profit?? sell a couple of millions of the "new ipad" and then make some of them to buy the pros as well 1 month later
Okay idk why people keep thinking Apple wouldn't announce new ones just because they showed the new budget iPad. The Pro is for a entirely different market of customers and would sell just fine if they released here in a couple weeks.
 

fokmik

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yea
Okay idk why people keep thinking Apple wouldn't announce new ones just because they showed the new budget iPad. The Pro is for a entirely different market of customers and would sell just fine if they released here in a couple weeks.
, they forgot Apple made the ipad pro and SE event last year and after 1 month 12" macbook silent update
 

Dave245

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Okay idk why people keep thinking Apple wouldn't announce new ones just because they showed the new budget iPad. The Pro is for a entirely different market of customers and would sell just fine if they released here in a couple weeks.
Because logically they would announce them all at the same event. Also the Steve Jobs theatre isn't even ready yet.
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yea

, they forgot Apple made the ipad pro and SE event last year and after 1 month 12" macbook silent update
They were separate products they didn't announce an iPad and then a week later announce another iPad via a silent update.
 

fokmik

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Because logically they would announce them all at the same event. Also the Steve Jobs theatre isn't even ready yet.
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They were separate products they didn't announce an iPad and then a week later announce another iPad via a silent update.
its coming, maybe its not ready to in the stores in April but its coming. WWDC that is in June is Software 100%. They dont have time to present 4 OS +2 ipads+macs

ITS COMING. I hope today or tomorrow around 10AM pacific time to see some invites
 
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