Rumour: "New iPad Pro 10.5" coming next month


As seen from the image, three cases for the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro will be up for sale in June.

We'd heard before that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 was already in production, and some optimistic estimates said it could land as soon as April. A new edge-less iPad may win some of that back, especially if Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 follow-up is as uninspiring as rumoured. The fact that a large case manufacturer like Urban Armor is taking the possibility of a 10.5-inch iPad seriously lends weight to the rumors about the device's existence. Several reports have suggested that the new 10-inch iPad will ship with slimmer bezels to give it a similar form factor as its predecessor.

The sensible money is on the new model costing more than the existing 9.7in iPad Pro.

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch first emerged in an August, 2016 report by KGI Securities. Other rumors suggest that Apple will eliminate the home button on the tablet and that the Touch ID scanner will be embedded in the screen of the tablet.

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When is the 10.5in iPad release date?

Despite hopes that the two variants will be launched alongside each other in June, however, there are claims that Apple may not launch the two variants at the same time. With that leaked computer screenshot revealing that the new UAG cases for the slate will be ready in June, Apple could introduce the iPad Pro 10.5 at WWDC.

As for its specs, the iPad Pro 2 will reportedly feature a 12MP primary camera with a True Tone Flash, an A10X processor and a thinner bezel. Apple is expected to release new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, as well as the Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival.

Of course, this is educated guesswork: we'll have to wait until Apple announces the hardware along with official pricing. This confirms that the iPad Pro 2 release date is set at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Event, which is scheduled for June 5 to 9, 2017 in San Jose, California.