While you’ve usually got a few weeks left to wait for a new iPhone, you’re going to have to wait until subsequent year for new iPads to appear, claims one analyst.
According to a note sent out to clients that was performed by MacRumors, Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is forecasting that 3 new iPads, trimming from 9.7 inches to 12.9 inches, will be denounced in 2017.
“We pattern 3 new iPads (12.9-inch iPad Pro 2, new distance 10.5-inch iPad Pro low-cost 9.7-inch iPad) to be launched in 2017, yet this competence not expostulate conveyance expansion amid constructional headwinds; 2017F shipments to tumble 10-20% YoY. If a iPad comes in a incomparable size, such as a 10.5-inch model, we trust it will be useful to bid for tenders within a blurb and preparation markets. As a result, we pattern Apple to launch a 10.5″ iPad Pro in 2017. In addition, we guess a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro will adopt a A10X processor, with TSMC being a solitary retailer regulating 10nm routine technology. The low-cost 9.7-inch indication competence adopt a A9X processor, that is also exclusively granted by TSMC.”
It’s engaging that Kuo creates no discuss here of what competence occur to a iPad mini. Is it being dropped since of miss of interest, or does Apple feel there’s too most cross-over with a 5.5-inch iPhone Plus and a 7.9-inch iPad mini? If a latter is a case, it doesn’t explain a swarming 9.7-inch/10.5-inch/12.9-inch iPad line up.
But if you’re holding out for “revolutionary” new iPads, that will have to wait until 2018 according to Kuo.
“Revolutionary iPad indication expected to be introduced in 2018F during a earliest, with radical changes in form cause pattern user function on adoption of stretchable AMOLED panel. We trust iPad will follow in a footsteps of a iPhone by adopting AMOLED row in 2018F during a earliest. If Apple can truly daub a intensity of a stretchable AMOLED panel, we trust a new iPad indication will offer new offered points by radical form cause pattern and user function changes, that could advantage shipments.”
It’s value indicating out that OLED displays aren’t unequivocally all that revolutionary, and competence good not be distant from mainstream come 2018 (especially if a 2017 iPhone modernise centers around an OLED display).
Despite this iPad refresh, Kuo expects iPad sales to tumble flattering most in line with inscription sales, and since there was no 2016 iPad refresh, he has revised sales down from 45-50 million to 35-40 million.
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