Apple will be launching the new iPads as the successor to last year’s 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablets. The rumors suggest the company to launch three iPads and a new iPhone SE along with Red color iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While there are fewer chances of seeing the new Red colored iPhones, the newer iPad’s are what can be expected from Apple. The earlier leaks suggested the launch event to be postponed from March to May and now, the new leaks claim the event to be held on April 4th at its new headquarters, Apple Park located in Cupertino, California.
On the company’s official website, the availability dates for the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro is shown as April 4th which indirectly hints about the launch of new Apple iPads on the same day. Even the Apple Park is mentioned to be opened in the early April when and where the new iPad Pro’s are expected to launch. According to Apple World Today, Tim Cook has already confirmed that the Apple’s last event held at 1 Infinite Loop will be the last event to happen at its current headquarters. Based on this, we are sure that the upcoming event will be held at Apple Park. The leaks already revealed the company to offer a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro which sits in between the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch tablets.
While the 12.9-inch might be updated with current generation specifications, few leaks suggest the company to replace the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with the new 10.5-inch variant. The Apple A9X chipset will be now replaced with A10X chipset that might offer better performance with lesser power consumption. We can expect improvements in the usage and accuracy of Apple Pen. The newer iPad’s might come with thin bezels offering higher screen-to-ratio. Along with the new iPad Pro, there are also little chances for the launch of the smaller 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple will continue to use the LCD displays for iPads launching in 2017, but various reports hint the company might offer OLED panels starting from 2018. In 2017, only the special edition iPhone which is rumored to be called as iPhone 8 will use the OLED panel, and from 2018, all the iPhones will also shift to OLED panels. The OLED panels will offer higher contrast ratio and have better viewing angles, and they also consume less power even with the additional features like Always-On display. The official launch date can be expected in the next few days, Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details.