Three New iPads Expected This Spring, Including New Size

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There could be three new iPads appearing on store shelves this spring, which might help combat slowing sales of Apple's tablets, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac) a highly respected analyst at KGI Securities. The purported iPads would come in 9.7-inch, 10-10.5-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes.

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According to Kuo's analysis, the 12.9-inch tablet will be a second-generation iPad Pro, the 10-10.5 inch (the final size hasn't been decided upon) will be a "high-end model" with a super-narrow bezel, and the 9.7-inch model will be a cheaper, lower-end slate. The former two models will pack A10X chips, while the latter will use the older A9 found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

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Kuo also suggests that "decreasing exposure to the iPad Mini" and a higher average selling price will offset any revenue decline in the product category.

Should the report hold true, it may be an indication that Apple wants to differentiate among the screen sizes in its lineup to make it clear to consumers which tablets are aimed at professionals, which target average consumers and which are meant for those who want the latest and greatest technology. It seems like we'll find out this spring.

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • Samuel Says:

    I'm tired of buying expensive laptops that become outdated after two years and the service/quality of Windows laptops and their providers. I just use email, browsing and productivity software anyways so I will be getting the new iPad Pro for my next device.. probably the 10" if it has added features.

  • JuanSoto Says:

    Not a big fan of iOS but like the hardware very much - especially the 4:3 aspect ratio.

    A lightweight, 10.5 inch at 4:3 gives you about the same width as a 10.1" in landscape (about same height in portrait). It is also much taller in landscape (much wider in portrait).

    Very usable and exciting dimensions!

    To$$ in a transformer style keyboard (not those flimsy stands!) and they will win back lots of their lost enthusiasm. Improve Desktop-style keyboard and mouse actions and even *I* might start considering them.

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