Ru­mour

Word on the grapevine about fu­ture Ap­ple kit

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2016 is the first year in which Ap­ple has not put out a new iPad model in time for Christ­mas. The head­line MacBook Pro event in Oc­to­ber failed to pro­duce even the tinest up­grade to Ap­ple’s tablet, and it’s now un­likely to hap­pen much be­fore March 2017.

Spring 2016 saw the de­but of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, es­sen­tially phas­ing out the Air range, and by spring 2017 the full-size iPad Pro and the oft-for­got­ten iPad mini will have gone 18 months with­out a re­fresh. Ru­mours abound that the 12.9-inch Pro and the 7.9-inch mini will get a specs boost and the much-loved True Tone dis­play found in the 9.7-inch Pro. We may see the 3.5mm au­dio jack’s re­moval, and an iPhone 7-style pres­sure-sen­si­tive Home but­ton. The mid­size iPad has al­ways been the most pop­u­lar though, so what could Ap­ple do with it?

Alex says… More screen space is al­ways wel­come, and when it’s in a sim­i­lar form factor it’s a no brainer

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