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Apple’s new iPads not coming until second half of 2017

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Apple’s new iPads aren’t scheduled to be even announced until later this year. And even then, what it has in the works might not exactly be to everyone’s liking, with Apple shuffling its tablets around to accommodate a totally new size model.

Apple will have a new iPad that, for the first time in Apple’s history, straddles the 10-inch size. Specifically 10.5 inches. Pad Pro, by the way, will have a successor, another iPad Pro with the same size. So far the only difference seems to be the processor, which will be an A10X, following its usual cycle of iPhone-iPad CPUs.

A10X CPU is something that the 10.5-inch iPad will supposedly share with the iPad Pro. That’s because it will supposedly become Apple’s “normal” high-end iPad. This would imply that this won’t be an iPad Pro and so far there has been no association between the two iPad lines.

And the third iPad? That will be the new 9.7-inch iPad that won’t have much upgraded hardware. This will become Apple’s entry-level model, perhaps displacing the iPad Air line, which, admittedly, hasn’t had an update last year.

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