Rumor: new 10.5-inch iPad Pro to debut at a special Apple event in early April

Hmmm. My AWT compadre, Steve Sande, may be right with his prediction of an April 4 “special event” at the new Apple Park campus (pictured). DigiTimes is echoing Steve’s forecast, adding that a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be unveiled at such an occasion.

Quoting unnamed “supply chain makers,” the article says that Apple moved ahead the production for the new size of iPad to March instead of an earlier timetable set for May-June and is expected to unveil the new tablet at a product event to be held “in early April” to mark the inauguration of Apple's new headquarters in Cupertiono, California. DigiTime adds that the10.5-inch iPad will target education and business sectors. Together with an upgrade 12.9-inch iPad Pro, “the two models will be Apple's mainstream products for the mid-tier to high-end tablet market in 2017,” the article adds.

There is a contrary opinion, however. Yesterday, MacRumors said Apple is expected to announce new products later this month, most likely between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24, quoting “reputable supply chain analysts … who wish to remain anonymous.”