Will Apple launch the iPad Pro 2 in 2017? The company is still expected to launch its premium tablet this year, although it has already launched a budget device priced at $329, which it simply calls the iPad.
While the company has been mum on its products, as always, its website has indicated that the iPad Pro 2 models might be launched in May. When you check for the tablet’s availability and put in your PIN code, you will get a May 17 availability date for in-store pickup. According to Apple Insider, the company is yet to address the declining stock for the 12.9-inch tablet in Apple stores. An Apple staffer told the publication Tuesday, that it has been while since any new shipments for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have rolled in.
Even if you book the tablet on Apple’s website for a May delivery, the delivery time is shown as 2-3 weeks.
Apple has been previously rumored to refresh the iPad Pro range and come out with three new iPad Pro models — 9.7-inch, a 10.5-inch and a 12.9-inch. This kind of stock outage and the company declining to properly addressing might be an indication that the tablet is finally ready for launch.
Rumored features of the new iPad Pro include a MacBook Pro 2016 style Touch Bar, a new magnetic Apple Pencil, an A10X Chipset with improved RAM, a 12-megapixel ‘True Tone’ camera, a True Tone display, a 3.5mm audio jack and iOS 10.3/iOS 11 out-of-the-box.
Many reports have previously pointed towards the existence of the tablet. It also makes sense, Apple doesn’t usually come out with just a budget tablet in an year, it also launches a device for premium customers.