A report in Digitimes yesterday suggested that the upcoming first 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro 10.5 will see 5 million units of the new iPad ship to stores in 2017, after the iPad Pro 10.5 production that started in March will get cranked up by 20% in July, from 500 000 monthly units to 600 000 monthly units.
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 is expected to feature a 2224 x 1668 resolution display and a A10X processor and chipset.
The same report also says that sources expects demand to pick up in Q2 and Q3 for the new Apple iPad 9.7 that was unveiled on March 21.
Related news is that production of the next iPad Pro 12.9 II may enter production in June, and that it still looks like the smaller 7.9-inch iPad mini 4 is strategically being phased out.
– Tom Bowen