Thanks to the latest Kaby Lake processor, MacBook Pros will perform faster and more impressive. While a compelling enough 10.5-inch iPad Pro could help provide a short-term boost to iPad unit shipments, any such bump doesn't seem as though it'd be sustainable over multiple quarters. Apple's shipment volume in July will increase by 100,000 units to 600,000.
That said, it's not a stretch to extrapolate that the annual unit shipment run rate of these devices could be in the ballpark of 10 million (probably a bit lower since early demand for the product should be higher than demand for it later in the cycle).
Even though tablet sales have been declining worldwide since 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook is still very optimistic about the iPad, which he plans to keep positioned at the top end of the market as a PC alternative. Assuming it's true, the 10.5-inch model will not only represent a new size option, but also another addition to the iPad Pro lineup which features 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch models. On the other hand, Apple is also planning to launch the new variant of Apple iPad Pro of 12.9 inches. Its design will offer a sneak peek into the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 design, which is expected to have a bezel-less OLED display.
The picker imagined in this concept presents users with a grid of applications, similar to what they'd see on their home screen, as well as integrated Spotlight for easily searching for apps. The original 32GB variant was priced at $900 when initially released, while the 12GB variant was available for more than $1000.
The new iPad Pro tablets are expected to feature a new Apple A10X and they will also get a number of other upgrades over the existing tablets. Apple is expected to launch it at some point in the third quarter. The Cupertino-based company has also considered updating the 13-inch MacBook Air with a new processor.
The rumor mill claims that Apple will eventually phase out the iPad Mini due to the rising popularity of phablets. The Apple iPhones and the iPad Pros are the primary reasons, the sales of iPad Mini reduced. I'd like iOS 11 to bring a Shelf feature to the iPad that would let users clip anything with drag & drop.