Even though Apple has tight-lipped about its plans with the eagerly anticipated iPad Pro 2, word on the street is that the next-generation tablet could be unveiled during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 in June.
The rumors perhaps stem from the fact that Cupertino is extremely unlikely to unveil a new iPhone by then, prompting many to believe that the company will use the platform to put the news iPad line in the spotlight. Meanwhile, there are also rumors about Apple planning to officially introduce these products by May. However, considering that June’s WWDC will definitely draw more crowd and media attention, a May release seems improbable.
Note that these are only rumors and should be taken with a pinch of salt. In fact, speculations surrounding an imminent iPad Pro 2 release has been doing circles in the media right since late 2016. When there was no sign of Apple making any announcement on that front, the rumor mills then started prophesying a March release. Since that didn’t happen either, all eyes are now on WWDC 2017.
Possible iPad Pro 2 specs
According to reports, the iPad could come with a major design overhaul encompassing the removal of the home button which would pave the way for a Touch ID sensor below the display. Apart from that, it is also believed that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 model will come without bezels, or at least feature thinner bezels around its display.
As for the specs, the iPad Pro 2 is rumored to be powered by the faster A10X processor. If these rumors are indeed true, odds are there we will also get to see an enhanced 12MP camera with True Tone flash.
The internal storage capacities in different variants are still not known, although enthusiasts speculate that buyers will have a number of options out of which 512GB might be the lowest one
Pricing will also vary based on per size variant. The 9.7-inch model is expected to set back buyers $599, whereas the 12.5-inch variant could cost as much as $799 (with the 10.2-inch variant costing somewhere in between).