Now is not the right time to get an iPad Pro… not because Apple makes bad devices, but because replacements for both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch versions are expected to be announced very soon.
A $329 iPad debuted this week, so snapping one of these up is very temping to many people. But it might be smart to wait a bit.
A 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Not a 9.7-inch One
Apple is reportedly in the process of making significant changes to its tablet lineup. This will supposedly include replacing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with one that has a 10.5-inch screen. If the rumors are correct, though, the size of the new tablet’s casing will be the same as its predecessor’s, as the screen bezels will be reduced to fit the larger display.
Learn more in our feature 10.5-inch iPad Pro: What We Think We Know
On the other side of the coin, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is likely to start at $600, nearly twice the price of the new 9.7-inch iPad. Those looking for bargain on a full-size iOS tablet shouldn’t wait.
Second-Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro was introduced in late 2015, significantly raising the bar for the performance that can be expected from an Apple tablet. A follow-up model with the same design but an even faster processor is expected soon. Improvements to the display are also expected, as well as higher-resolution cameras.
Read more in our feature Apple iPad Pro 2: What We Think We Know