Will there be no 9.7" iPad Pro this year 2017?

augustya

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Hi Guys,

I was waiting for the 9.7" iPad Pro 2017 version and so I was waiting for the Apple March event but as all of us found out there is gonna be no March event. So frankly speaking will there be any 9.7" iPad Pro released this year 2017 like the new edition ? Or there will be none this year ? Should I wait for the 9.7" iPad Pro or should I buy it ( I am not in a hurry but if it is not going to come out this year will have to buy without any choice) if it is going to come out this year what is the time period I should atleast wait for before I decide to buy one?
 

Relentless Power

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Hi Guys,

I was waiting for the 9.7" iPad Pro 2017 version and so I was waiting for the Apple March event but as all of us found out there is gonna be no March event. So frankly speaking will there be any 9.7" iPad Pro released this year 2017 like the new edition ? Or there will be none this year ? Should I wait for the 9.7" iPad Pro or should I buy it ( I am not in a hurry but if it is not going to come out this year will have to buy without any choice) if it is going to come out this year what is the time period I should atleast wait for before I decide to buy one?
I don't believe there will be a 9.7 Pro update, mainly because that specific model was just released a year ago. It's very possible Apple will release a 10.5 iPad in its place or supplement to it.

Either way, if there is no Keynote by the end of April, then it will likely be Fall 2017 for the next major iPad update.
 
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Hi Guys,

I was waiting for the 9.7" iPad Pro 2017 version and so I was waiting for the Apple March event but as all of us found out there is gonna be no March event. So frankly speaking will there be any 9.7" iPad Pro released this year 2017 like the new edition ? Or there will be none this year ? Should I wait for the 9.7" iPad Pro or should I buy it ( I am not in a hurry but if it is not going to come out this year will have to buy without any choice) if it is going to come out this year what is the time period I should atleast wait for before I decide to buy one?
I can tell you to buy 10.5 iPad because it is close to 9.7. You will like bezel less 10.5 iPad!
 

TheRealAlex

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Hi Guys,

I was waiting for the 9.7" iPad Pro 2017 version and so I was waiting for the Apple March event but as all of us found out there is gonna be no March event. So frankly speaking will there be any 9.7" iPad Pro released this year 2017 like the new edition ? Or there will be none this year ? Should I wait for the 9.7" iPad Pro or should I buy it ( I am not in a hurry but if it is not going to come out this year will have to buy without any choice) if it is going to come out this year what is the time period I should atleast wait for before I decide to buy one?
New iPad Pro will be Launched June 5, 2017 at the WWDC I already have my tickets.

http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/...erence-returns-to-san-jose-june-5-9-2017.html
 

Marshall73

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I expect the iPad pro's to be updated in October. I wouldn't expect much to change though, switch to new cpu's etc. Maybe a resolution bump but doubt it.
 

rasputin1969

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THe Samsung S3 is looking quite tempting, mainly because of the screen.

I've a LG 4K OLED HDR TV at home and while the bump up to a resolution of 4K was meh, the difference HDR makes is astonishing, a total game changer really. I've read that OLED iPad's (hopefully HDR capable) aren't due till 2018!
 
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Appleaker

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As I've been saying since August, the plan has always been for the 10.5" iPad Pro to be the replacement for the 9.7" Pro. People have been complaining that 3 models in the Pro lineup is confusing, and even suggesting that there'd be a 7.9". Apple are simplifying the lineup, not confusing it.
We'll have the 10.5", which will be based on the height of the iPad mini display, and the 12.9", which is based on the height of the iPad display.
Having said all of this, since the 10.5" iPad seems to be positioned as the premium model this year, they could bring a small update to the 9.7" Pro to offer that as the entry level model for now. However this could only be a spec bump.
 

The Game 161

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THe Samsung S3 is looking quite tempting, mainly because of the screen.

I've a LG 4K OLED HDR TV at home and while the bump up to a resolution of 4K was meh, the difference HDR makes is astonishing, a total game changer really. I've read that OLED iPad's (hopefully HDR capable) aren't due till 2018!
Yeah I'm tempted too even if it's just from a media standpoint.
 

Relentless Power

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THe Samsung S3 is looking quite tempting, mainly because of the screen.

I've a LG 4K OLED HDR TV at home and while the bump up to a resolution of 4K was meh, the difference HDR makes is astonishing, a total game changer really. I've read that OLED iPad's (hopefully HDR capable) aren't due till 2018!
You definitely have deeper blacks and color saturation with OLED. Off topic: LG's OLED TV's are taking some heat for HDMI ports allegedly failing. Sounds as if it's becoming an issue reported online for the newer models.
 

MacDarcy

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I have a feeling the rumored bezel-less 10.5" iPad Pro will replace the 9.7" since they are suppose to be roughly the same physical size. Why release two similarly sized iPad pros? Unless the 9.7" iPad Pro will be a cheaper iPad Pro with less features? But they already released a cheap non pro 9.7" iPad this month.

It would make sense that Apple will eventually convert their entire iPad Pro line to a bezel-less design. Perhaps a bezel-less 9.7" Pro will become the new mini Pro? I dunno.

Maybe Apple will just start with the bezel-less 10.5" to test the waters, and then convert the 12.9" and any other sized iPad pros to a bezel-less design.

Hopefully we will find out this year. It seems that ALL iPad Pro rumors have just completely vanished. There have been ZERO part leaks of these new iPads yet, so it could be awhile until they are updated.
 
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I'm sick of hearing this. While hardware is not guaranteed (and arguably unlikely) at WWDC, it is NEVER out of the question. We've seen it happen many times in the past.
It's usually software focus like iOS , macOS, and watchOS, and tvOS. Think iPhone 4 was the last product announced from there?
 
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ThisBougieLife

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It's usually software focus like iOS , macOS, and watchOS, and tvOS. Think iPhone 4 was the last product announced from there?
Mac Pro and new MacBook Air were released at the 2013 WWDC. There was also hardware released in 2012 (Retina MBP).

No hardware in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

So while the latest trend has been to have no hardware at WWDC, it's not unprecedented by any means. Especially since it seems like the red iPhone and the cheap iPad were it for spring.
 

Cheffy Dave

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Your answer!
The new 9.7-inch iPad is equipped with a faster Apple A9 chip and brighter Retina displaycompared to the iPad Air 2, which has been discontinued. It is also somewhat thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2 since it lacks a fully laminated display with anti-reflective coating in order to keep costs down.

The tablet's tech specs are otherwise identical to the iPad Air 2, including a display resolution of 2,048‑by‑1,536 at 264 PPI, 8-megapixel rear iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel front FaceTime camera, two speakers, Lightning connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, Touch ID with Apple Pay, and Bluetooth 4.2.

The new 9.7-inch iPad starts at $329 for a 32GB model with Wi-Fi, making it the cheapest new tablet that Apple has ever sold. Apple also offers a 128GB model with Wi-Fi for $429, while cellular-capable 32GB and 128GB models are available for $459 and $559 respectively in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is now available to order on Apple's website
 

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True but new iPad Models have been launched at WWDC before. Why waste a good event.
Lol, so announcing a brand new 10.5" bezelless iPad, showcasing the new technology expected on the iPhone Edition, as is heavily rumored would be "a waste", unless it debuts alongside your pet desire, a prematurely launched 9.7" iPad Pro replacement (in an idiotic "spotlight sharing" move by Apple)??
Hmmmmm.... you should probably prepare to be disappointed.
 

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I expect the iPad pro's to be updated in October. I wouldn't expect much to change though, switch to new cpu's etc. Maybe a resolution bump but doubt it.
Its only my thought: When Apple comes out around October, with new product its hard on people to but an iPhone, iPad and MBP. so it will be smart to spread it out October iPhone february iPad July MB
 

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I'm sick of hearing this. While hardware is not guaranteed (and arguably unlikely) at WWDC, it is NEVER out of the question. We've seen it happen many times in the past.


Enlighten me please, post a link of the many times in the past that this has happened? Once or twice is not many times. I don't know, but I would like to hear from you as to this "many times in the past" comment.
 

ThisBougieLife

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So much salt in this thread. Yeesh.

Enlighten me please, post a link of the many times in the past that this has happened? Once or twice is not many times. I don't know, but I would like to hear from you as to this "many times in the past" comment.
2009: new 13" MacBook Pro, updates to the 15" and 17" MacBook Pros, and the new iPhone 3GS
2010: iPhone 4
2011: none
2012: new models of the MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro including one with Retina Display
2013: redesigned models of the Mac Pro, AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and MacBook Air
2014: none
2015: none
2016: none

Of the past 8 WWDC's, half of them have had hardware and half haven't. Whether or not this qualifies as "many", I don't know, this is a pointless argument about semantics.

But it's NOT UNPRECEDENTED. Just because it hasn't happened the last three years doesn't mean it's some crazy thing that almost never happens. Going by the past 8 years, there's a 50% chance of new hardware. Going by the past three years, there's a 0% of chance. It depends on how far you go back.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is now available to order on Apple's website
That's not an iPad Pro.
 

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True but new iPad Models have been launched at WWDC before. Why waste a good event.
This is actually a completely false statement, and I wish that people would do some fact checking (given that it's 2017 and people believe anything they read) before they post.

A new iPad model has never been announced at WWDC. Never.
 
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Enlighten me please, post a link of the many times in the past that this has happened? Once or twice is not many times. I don't know, but I would like to hear from you as to this "many times in the past" comment.
Looking back to 2006:
2006 - Mac Pro
2007
2008
2009 - Refreshed MacBook Pros + iPhone 3GS
2010 - iPhone 4
2011
2012 - Refreshed MacBooks + MacBook Pro with retina display
2013 - AirPort refreshes, MacBook Air refreshes, New Mac Pro
2014
2015
2016
It's not once or twice, I would say thats a significant number. If you actually read what I said:
While hardware is not guaranteed (and arguably unlikely) at WWDC, it is NEVER out of the question
I didn't say that there is guaranteed to be new hardware, but simply that releasing hardware at WWDC is never out of the question as many people clearly seem to think.
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It's usually software focus like iOS , macOS, and watchOS, and tvOS. Think iPhone 4 was the last product announced from there?
Following that in WWDC 2012, they announced refreshed MacBooks and the MacBook Pro with retina display, then in 2013 they refreshed AirPort products, the MacBook Air, and announced the new Mac Pro. Especially now, with 4 platforms to cover, it probably isn't something they have time to do but they could.
 
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