iPad Pro 2 Latest News, Release Date & Update: Apple Pencil Feature May Write Off iPad Mini
The iPhone 7 is days away but most of the rumors right now seem to be on the other products that could debut alongside it or follow in the coming months. So far, speculated to be debuting alongside the iPhone 7 is the Apple Watch 2 and reported the MacBook Pro 2016 and MacBook Air 2016 in the Fall as mentioned in a previous post. So where are the iPad Pros and iPad Minis in the mix?
The word out is that the iPad Pro 2 will be reserved for a 2017 release. Such comes no less from reliable tipster Ming-Chi Kuo. It was Kuo who bared that the iPad Pro 2 will offer a 10.5-inch variant to debut alongside a low-cost a 9.7-inch tablet.
Moreover, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 will come have corresponding processors. The 10.5-inch version will have an A10X while the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 will bank on an A9X chip.
iPad Pro 2 designed for commercial and education use
Kuo goes on to add that the reason behind the larger and more powerful iPad Pro 2 is meant to serve the commercial and education sector. This includes seeing an iPad Pro 2 with faster screen zooming, scrolling and panning as divulged by Bloomberg.
Worth noting here is maximizing the use of the Apple Pencil. A lot will fall at the hands of the new and wider scope iOS 10 update which will likely be available once the iPad Pro 2 is ready for deployment. Apple Pencil is currently available but limited to a select number of apps.
The end of the iPad Mini?
With the emphasis on the Apple Pencil shaping up, such could signal the demise of the iPad Mini. That and possible lack of interest in the mini tablet version could place the iPad Mini on the brink though there is roaming word that an iPad Mini 5 is in the works.
Hence, the remaining months for 2016 will see some of the much-awaited products sans the iPad line. It all starts on September 7, the revelation day of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch 2.