AppleInsider reports that according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be releasing three iPad models in the second quarter of this year, between April and June, none of which will be an iPad mini model.
Writing in a security note to investors, Kuo said that he expects Apple to launch 12.9-inch, 9.7-inch and 10-to-10.5-inch iPad Pro models with narrow bezels. The 9.7-inch model is thought to be the low-priced option.
The 12.9-inch and 10-inch-plus models are likely to have an updated version of the iPhone 7’s A10 chip, possibly called “A10X,” which, Kuo says, will be made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC).
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which Kuo expects to account for between 50% and 60% of all shipments, will most likely have an updated version of the iPhone 6s’s A9 chip, which Kuo says will be made by Samsung.
Kuo did not mention any news about Apple updating its iPad mini range, which has not been updated since September 2015, with Apple focusing more on the iPad Pro range in the interim.
Source: Apple on track to launch three new iPads in spring 2017, but none of them mini