While many gadget lovers are waiting for the next MacBook Pro, some Apple fans looking are forward for the iPad Pro 2. The first iPad Pro was released September last year, so it might be the right time to see its predecessor. Latest reports say iPad Pro 2 will come early next year with major tweaks.
According to latest forecasts from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next iPad Pro would arrive in three different versions, with each version aimed for a specific market. In addition, each one has a unique processor and specs.
For those unfamiliar, Kuo has been one of the most popular foretellers of next Apple products. He correctly predicted the specs iPhone 7, which was recently released last month.
According to Kuo, the next iPad Pro will arrive in 12.9-inch model, 10.5-inch model and a low-cost 9.7-inch model. Based on these sizes, it seems that Apple is going up against Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets. The middle-sized 10.5-inch model will be a good choice for users who don't want to own too large or too small tablet.
Inside, a report from Tech Radar says the Apple-made A10X system-on-chip will be installed on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2. The A10X chip is the successor of the existing A9x processor. This next-generation chip is expected to boost the performance of the iPad Pro 2 to make it more functional for business users and graphic designers.
For the low-end 9.7-inch model, it will have the A9x chip. This smallest model is reportedly designed for education markets.
All models of the iPad Pro 2 will have True Tone display feature, which debuted on this year's iPad Pro 9.7. This feature allows the tablet to change the screen's color temperature depending on the ambient of light, so users can still see images no matter what conditions they are in.
Interestingly, Apple might also remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPad Pro 2, a move that began in iPhone 7. The removal of the standard jack to tablet would make it water and dust resistant.
Overall, many tech experts believe the iPad Pro will not have big changes, but it might be slimmer and lighter than its predecessor.
As always, all of the rumors mentioned above are not yet confirmed, so it is better to take them with a pinch of salt. We'll you keep posted if there's new information about iPad Pro 2.