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Big Apple announcement coming this March

Big Apple announcement coming this March
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With declining sales and a stark slowdown in user adoption, Apple's iPad line will soon need a shot in the arm.

Only 13.1 million iPads were reportedly sold last quarter and that's a significant 19 percent decline from the same quarter 2015.

The only noteworthy update from the last year was the addition of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in March but the rest of the line has not seen a refresh since September 2015. That's an eternity in tech time!

Well, here's a bit of good news for iPad fans.

iPad Pro refresh

Mac Otakara, a reliable source of Apple news, revealed that four new iPad Pro models are set to be announced in a surprise Apple event in March.

The Japanese site claims that Apple is set to unveil new 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, as well as an all-new 10.5-inch model.

 

The new 7.9-inch iPad Pro "Mini" reportedly will have features similar to current 9.7-inch iPad Pro -  a True Tone Retina display, four speakers, a Smart Connector (for connecting external peripherals), and a 12-megapixel rear camera with a True Tone LED flash.

Moreover, the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is said to have an edge-to-edge design with a thinner bezel and no Home button. This means that despite the larger screen, it will have the same footprint of the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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