#OLED #iPadPro – ‘Revolutionary’ iPad with flexible OLED display reportedly launching in 2018 : Apple’s iPad might not generate the same interest as it did in previous years, but the product is still making billions in sales for the company, and Apple is not done improving it.
A new report indicates that Apple will release new iPad Pro models next year, including a brand new size, and that a “revolutionary” iPad will follow in 2018, likely after Apple introduces that radically redesigned iPhone we keep hearing about.
In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo revealed details about Apple’s expected iPad roadmap.
Apple is seen launching a 10.5-inch iPad Pro next year, to fill in the gap between the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions. The 9.7-inch device is going to be a cheaper model.
“We expect three new iPads (12.9” iPad Pro 2, new size 10.5” iPad Pro & low-cost 9.7” iPad) to be launched in 2017, though this may not drive shipment growth amid structural headwinds; 2017F shipments to fall 10-20% YoY,” Kuo said.
“If the iPad comes in a larger size, such as a 10.5” model, we believe it will be helpful to bid for tenders within the commercial and education markets.