Word on the grapevine about future Apple kit
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