New iPads might be coming…in March 2017.
Apple’s iPads are rumored to be getting refreshed in the spring, according to a Barclays Research note obtained by MacRumors.
Analysts there believe that Apple is currently considering three differently sized displays for new iPads. In addition to 9.7- and 12.9-inch screens, Apple’s reportedly considering a larger iPad with a 10.9-inch display.
If true, it would be ahuge departure
The most interesting part of Barclays’ note is that the new 10.9-inch iPad might be “bezel-free,” meaning the screen would stretch edge-to-edge. The iPad’s physical dimensions reportedly won’t change, just the screen.
If true, it would be a huge departure for Apple to remove the Home button/Touch ID sensor. Such a design could also serve as a glimpse at the iPhone 8, which is also rumored to have bezel-free screens.
Another nugget from the report states the iPad mini 4 will remain, but won’t be updated, which is the complete opposite of another rumor from last month that said Apple might be working on an iPad Mini Pro.
Lastly, the analysts claim the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will get the 9.7-inch’s quad microphones and superior TrueTone display and improved 12-megapixel iSight camera and True Tone flash.
With no new iPads coming by the end of the year, next spring seems like a good bet to see refreshes.