iPad Pro 2 release date, specs rumors: new lineup comprised of three variants

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It takes some getting used to, but Apple has always been like this, completely mum and secretive about its upcoming products, even though many of them, prior to their eventual release, are literally expected to come out. It’s just that the Cupertino-based tech company does not make a habit of making a device official unless it’s already days or a couple of weeks before the official launch. For the case of the second-generation iPad Pro, the fact that there have been no information and details handed out doesn’t mean it isn’t in development.

The upcoming tablet computer was speculated to be part of the Sept. 7 event that launched the new flagship phone, iPhone 7; but as usual, it wasn’t even mentioned. The only significant hardware product announcement other than the iPhone 7 made that day was the Apple Watch Series 2.

The iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen was released in September of last year, so there was actually some sense in the rumor that the next iteration would be released in the same month this year. Nonetheless, the fact that it was not launched a month ago does not also mean Apple will no longer be releasing it this year. With a little over two months left before the end of the year, the company might be hard-pressed to make an announcement soon.

If one is to look at the most recent rumors about the upcoming device, there seems to be an agreement in terms of the prospect of having three different models. The first one will be the smallest at 9.7 inches, followed by a slightly bigger 10.5-inch screen, while the last model will serve as the largest at 12.9 inches. But the screen size is basically the only difference among the three since they could all be dressed up with Apple’s most powerful processor to date, the A10X chipset.