We've reported that 2017's new iPads may come in three sizes but it appears that they could be arriving later in the year than expected. While early rumors pointed towards a Spring 2017 release for the slates, a new report claims that the tablets will launch in the second half of 2017.
This report comes from Digitimes, which claims its supply chain sources note that the 9.7-inch iPad will enter production in the first quarter of the year, whereas the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch slates will be produced in the second quarter.
The 9.7-inch iPad is reportedly going to be the more-affordable item in the line, with the 10.5 inch iPad being the new standard model. That 10.5-inch iPad will feature an A10X CPU, an advanced version of the chip now shipping in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple will also likely include the new CPU in the revised 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
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