With and updates out of the way, Apple is turning its attention to the iPad for its next product refresh, and if the rumours are to be believed it’s got some very interesting plans for the slate in 2017.
Those 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models will be refreshed versions of , but that 10-incher is all new – and apparently it’s going to come with a bezel-free design that ditches the home button and allows it to be the same dimensions as the 9.7-inch iPad. The headphone jacks are staying too.
Keep taking the tablets
All of this is informed speculation of course, and we’ll have to wait for official word from Apple, but it’s likely that the Cupertino company is planning something pretty major to renew interest in its tablet line. In its last earnings report Apple said it sold 10 million iPads compared with 10.9 million in the same quarter in 2015.