Hold on to your seats, iPad fans: Apple might revamp its entire iPad lineup as soon as March 2017.
According to a report from Macotakara(link partially in Japanese), Apple will launch a quartet of iPad Pro machines, in four sizes: 12.9, 10.5, 9.7 and 7.9 inches.
The 12.9- and the 9.7-inch models will obviously be a continuation of the current iPad Pro lineup. The 10.5-inch tablet would be a new model, while the 7.9 would likely replace the iPad mini.
This contradicts some earlier reports which never mentioned the iPad mini. However, Macotakara reported once before in October 2016 that an “iPad mini Pro” will be coming. Note that in that report, the outlet claimed the all-new iPad Pro will have a 10.9-inch screen, not a 10.5-inch one.
We’re not seeing it on Macotakara, but MacRumors points to the same report and claims the new, 7.9-inch iPad Pro will have four speakers, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a Smart Connector and a True Tone display. Furthermore, all new iPad Pros will have four microphones.
The report also claims Apple might introduce a version of the iPhone SE with 128GB of storage, as well as a red variant of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a new band for the Apple Watch.
Apple last refreshed its iPad lineup at an event in March 2016, so a similarly timed event this year makes sense. However, no invites have been sent yet, so it’s all in the realm of rumors right now.