The tablets Apple does not seem to be the most powerful device in catalog sales, but they are still the benchmark in the market and it is logical that each season receive an update. The path marked in recent renovations seems clear, go differentiating software and potency to something that is more capable, a substitute for a laptop in many of its main functions.
If last week was warming the Apple universe with rumors about new Macbook, as mentioned previously ration iPhone in July, now it’s the turn of the iPads. Again it is the market analyst KGI, with Ming-Chi Kuo to the head, which tells us what is expected. There will be at least three well differentiated in the window of 2017 models.
Most striking is the presence of a model with 10.5 inches on the diagonal of the screen, a new iPad Pro. He will be accompanied splattered models 9.7 and 12.9 inches, the first point to a price reduction for reaches more people, while the second would be a iPad Pro 2.
Total renovation in 2018
As with the iPhone in July, a moderate renewal in these products, both externally and internally, with the idea of sticking a major change in 2018. At that time it said to come is expected the first iPad with OLED screen – would allow new design – while the change in the house phone.
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Kuo does not mention anything about the current iPad mini 7.9 inches, which seems to lose camber in market presence since the iPhone Plus models – 5.5 inches – were put on sale.
Sales predictions Kuo remain conservative, even cut the number of annual units 45-50 to 35-40 million. Does not believe that 2017 will revitalize models to the situation.