Apple’s iPad refresh schedule has been somewhat erratic for the last year or so, with the company’s 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pros having touched down last November and later this March, respectively. Therefore, perhaps it’s not too surprising that so many are now gearing up for a major iPad refresh — particularly the iPad mini, which hasn’t seen an update since last September.
Well, a new revelation coming to us this morning courtesy of the popular Japanese blog, Macotokara, may shed some light on the nature and existence of Apple’s forthcoming iPad refresh.
According to undisclosed sources speaking directly with Macotokara, Cupertino is currently working on an ‘iPad mini Pro’. As is constituent with Apple’s most recent 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the revamped ‘iPad mini Pro 7.9’ will feature the same True Tone display — with the addition of Wide Color DCI-P3 support, a 12 MP rear camera, Apple’s proprietary Smart Connector, and a vastly improved quad-speaker audio setup with four (4) noise-cancelling microphones.
The same report also alleges that Apple’s venerable 9.7-inch iPad form factor will soon be growing modestly to 10.1-inches, featuring the same 12 MP camera and True Tone Wide Color display as mentioned above. Finally, the company’s behemoth, 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be outfitted with the same True Tone Wide Color DCI-P3 display, 12 MP camera, and advanced microphone set up.
Still unknown, unfortunately, is exactly when the refreshed iPad Pro family will be unveiled. However, previous reports have pointed to either an October-November 2016 release, or possibly an early spring 2017 launch — around the same time that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro was released earlier this year.
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