Apple will be launching three new tablets in the second quarter of 2017, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The note to investors contains no mention of the iPad mini, which implies Apple is either killing the lineup or will have a new model to unveil later this year.
The new iPad models coming our way include the second-generation update to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that was first introduced in 2015, a brand-new 10- or 10.5-inch model with a narrow bezel design, as well as a budget-friendly 9.7-inch option.
The larger, high-end iPads will sport an A10X chip, while the lower-priced iPad will come with the A9 chip. The A10X chip is a pumped-up version of the A10 chip currently powering the iPhone 7. The A10X will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and the A9 chip, which powers the iPhone 6s, will continue to be made by Samsung.
The new iPads are expected to be released in the market between April and June.