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iPad Pro: Apple priming three new models for 2017

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Apple is rumoured to be working on three new iPad Pro models for release in early 2017, with one featuring an entirely new edge–to–edge display.

In an industry analyst's research note, which cites sources close to Apple's supply chain, it's revealed that a new 10.9–inch iPad will be the gadget-maker's main focus.

The tablet is thought to have the same footprint as the existing 9.7–inch iPad Pro, but does not feature a bezel around the display.

By eliminating the bezel that edges the screen, Apple is able to accommodate a larger display without super-sizing the dimensions of the iPad itself.

This tweak to the slate's design has given rise to rumours that Apple may well do away with the traditional, physical home button on its new iPad, something it’s also said to be considering for next year's iPhone.

The current 9.7–inch and 12.9–inch iPad Pros are set to get internal spec upgrades, and will be fitted with improved quad speakers, while all three models will come with a standard headphone slot, unlike the iPhone 7.

The next-generation iPads are set to launch in March next year.

Apple has seen sales of its tablet range decline in recent years, as consumers flock to its 5.5–inch iPhone Plus handsets instead.



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