While we're loving NDBD UK's affordable on hand refurbished iPads, we can’t help but get excited over Apple's latest masterpiece –the iPad Pro 2! So this week, we're gushing over the features of the soon-to-be released Apple iPad Pro 2017 –or basking in rumours of it, at least.
The iPad Pro 2 release date has yet to be confirmed and Apple remains to be silent on the matter. You can’t rely on Apple's track record of iPad release dates either. Unlike the iPhone, which is usually launched on the month of September, the iPad launch dates have fluctuated throughout the years and doesn't seem to follow any pattern as you can see on the list below:
- iPad (1st Generation): April 2010
- iPad 2: March 2011
- iPad 3: March 2012
- iPad 4 and iPad Mini 1: November 2012
- iPad Air and iPad Mini 2: November 2013
- iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3: October 2014
- iPad Mini 4: September 2015
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch): November 2015
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch): March 2016
- iPad (9.7-inch) and iPad mini 4 (128 GB): March 2017
Does this mean we're totally clueless on the iPad Pro 2 release date? Not exactly. With all the hints, rumours and speculations out and about, we can't possibly be. On this bit, we'll let you in on the scoop along with the latest leaks on design, the powerful new processor and the other impressive features of the next iPad Pro 2.
iPad Pro 2 Design
Reports claim that this 2017, we can expect the iPad Pro to come in 3 sizes --a 12.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. However, most rumours primarily revolve around the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is said to boast a resolution of 2224x1668, with a pixel density of 264ppi (similar to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro). Despite a larger display, the iPad Pro 2 is likely to sport an ultrathin bezel with the possibility of a narrowed (or even eliminated) bottom bezel. This is essentially due to the changes Apple is making with the physical home button.
iPad Pro 2 Processor
We all know the iPad for setting the bar pretty high with its speedy processors. The iPad Pro 2 is no different, and is in fact rumoured to introduce a more cutting-edge technology with the next-generation processor –the A10X. It's said to be faster and way more powerful than the A9X and a beefed-up version of the A10 currently powering the iPhone 7 line.
Apple Pencil 2.0
A stylus like no other! That's what Apple is preparing to launch with the iPad Pro 2, according to an Apple insider. Whispers of the Apple Pencil 2.0 to be the most innovative stylus may be spot on. It could allow creation of detailed digital images with its various brush and pen attachments. One patent also shows a sensor on the non-writing end, which may be indicative of an eraser. Additionally, the Apple Pencil 2 is said to magnetically attach to the iPad and comes equipped with a pen clip for safe placement.
iPad Pro 2 Release Date
As mentioned earlier, Apple has been silent on the launch date of the new iPad Pro. However, rumours that have been going around the web suggest the unveiling of the much-awaited iPad to be sooner than we think. According to a veteran analyst, there's a strong chance of the iPad Pro 2 being announced at the Worldwide Developer's Conference this June 2017.
Other rumoured features include the next version of Apple's operating system –the iOS 11, a 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone Flash, True Tone displays, four speakers , four microphones and Lighting and smart connectors to name a few.
These reports and speculations are merely appetizers, with the main course to come in the blink of an eye. Stay tuned!