iPad Pro 2 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Next Apple Tablet Could Share Limelight With iPad Air 3, iPad Mini 5

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 04, 2016 02:17 AM EST

Attention now shifts on the iPad line of Apple where there will reportedly be three variants of the iPad Pro 2. However, the number of tablets up for release could swell up to 5 if the iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini 5 crash the party this first quarter of 2017.

As mentioned in a previous post, already expected for March 2017 are three iPad Pro 2 models. This includes the 9.7-inch, 10.9-inch and 12.9-inch models. Of the trio of iPad Pro 2 tablets, the middle 10.9-inch variant is seen as the recommended device for the normal consumer.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2 is expected to target the low-end and startup buyers who may be adamant on price while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 is likely to cater to the commercial and educational niche. With three iPad Pro 2 tablets coming, would it still make sense to unveil the iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini 5?

Some believe that adding the iPad Air 3 and iPad Mini 5 to the mix may be too much. Also, there is the possibility of some tablets overshadowing the other.

For instance, the iPad Mini 5 could inadvertently compete with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 2, meaning one will see its sales number fall. It may all boil down to the price or the specs that both will be offering.

The iPad Air 3 on the other hand could make a bit of sense. This is if rumors are true that this will be the last one of its kind considering this tablet variants didn’t actually perform well, Neurogadget reported.

If the iPad Air 3 does make its last run, Apple is expected to stuff it with features since it would be the last. That could include a dual-lens camera, 4K display, and further interface features using the Apple Pencil. Will Apple release more than the iPad Pro 2 variants in March 2017? Sound off below.

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