Apple is reportedly prepping a new tablet with a screen size between the two current iPad Pro models. Rumors of this 10.5-inch model have been circulating since last fall, and the debut is supposedly coming next month.
The second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro is expected to be introduced at the same time.
The display in Apple’s 12.9-inch model has 78% more area than the 9.7-inch one, so it’s certainly arguable that there’s room for a 10.5-inch iPad Pro between those two. Especially if the rumor that the casing of this model will be the same size as the 9.7-inch version turns out to be correct.
Like last year’s iPad Pro 9.7, this upcoming version will supposedly have a “True Tone” screen that adjusts itself to better match ambient lighting colors. The screen resolution is expected to be 2732 x 2048 pixels, like the 12.9-inch version.
10.5-inch iPad Pro Expectations
Apple is supposedly going to introduce the quad-core A10X Fusion processor with this generation of tablets. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is unlikely to include a headset jack, instead depending on a Lighting port and a Smart Connector.
Presumably, the 10.5-inch device’s cost would be about $699, halfway between the price of the two current models. Although it is expected to be announced in March, an unconfirmed report indicates that the launch of this tablet won’t happen until May.