iPad Pro 2 Release Date, Latest News & Features: Headphone Jack, Home Button Taken Out For Refreshed Look In 2017?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 06, 2016 05:55 AM EST
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Three iPad Pro 2 models are expected to take the limelight by March 2017, each varying in sizes. Looming are a 9.7-, 10.9-, and 12.9-inch models, all catered to specific niches.

The recommended iPad Pro 2 for consumers will be the 10.9-inch variant. The 9.7-inch will be served to the cost-conscious and startup buyers while the largest of the lot is targeted to the high-end and commercial users, as mentioned in a previous post.

Among the features for the iPad Pro 2 include a special display with True Tone, Touch ID support, a 12 MP main camera, and a 5 MP front-facing shooter with 4K video capturing capability. The iPad Pro 2 will bank on an A10X processor for smoother display rendering, Apple Pencil interface and dual-lens technology backing its main camera.

While those new and improved features for the iPad Pro 2 could be something to yearn for, there could be some iterations happening. That includes the removal of the headphone jack and home button, all tied up to the possible new design the tablet may come out with, Mac Rumors reported.

If true, this could tie up the iPad Pro 2 with the Apple EarPods. This is the same move done with the iPhone 7 and is expected to be the medium that the Cupertino company will likely follow for its future devices.

Also, it may help in making the iPad Pro 2 lighter and thinner – the design trend of most devices in the market to date. The three new iPad Pro 2 models pegged for March 2017 are seen as Apple’s preparations for bigger ones in 2018.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the big shift is towards AMOLED technology, something also tied up to the iPhone models, Know Your Mobile reported. If the iPhone 8 does come out with an AMOLED display in 2017, expect the Cupertino company to adopt the same technology shift to the iPad Pro (3?) in 2018 as well.

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