Apple iPad 10.5-inch expected in 2017 with production starting December

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According to rumors, a 10.5-inch iPad is expected to hit retail shelves in 2017. There are reports that production will start by next month. The existence if a 10,5-inch iPad has been confirmed by Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Since the production of the new tablet is expected to start by the beginning of next month, you can expect the launch during Q1 2017. Along with the 10.5-inch iPad, you can also expect the launch of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Based on the available information, these two iPads will be powered b Apple A10X proccessor. Apple predicts that the 10.5-inch variant is expected to sell 2 million units in 2017. It will reach 5 to 6 million in 2017.

The main reason for the development of 10.5-inch iPad is due to its popularity in the business and education sectors in the US. The currently available 9.7-inch display variant is bit small. Moreover, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is way too expensive for budget users. Hence, a mid-level 10.5-inch iPad will be an optimum investment for customers.

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