KGI Securities analysts expect three new models ranging from 9.7 to 12.9 inches
Those who wait for the new iPad will prepare themselves for a long and difficult choice because it really looks like that the new models will be three. This was stated by Ming-Chi Quo, an analyst at KGI Securities who generally does not miss a beat.The new models will be from 12.9, 10 or 10.5 and 9.7 inches, writes the analyst, specifying that the largest will replace the current iPad Pro and, together with the second, will have the new A10X processor. The third will represent the most economical choice and will be equipped with the A9 chip.
According to Kuo, the worse would have passed for the iPad: 2017 will see a 10% decrease in sales compared to 20% in 2016, thanks above all to the smaller that counts for 50-60%. Finally, we talk about the timing of the arrival on the market: the analyst expects the launch for the second quarter of the year, that is between March and June even if the overlap with the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, which falls on 29 June 2017, makes the precise date even more difficult to calculate.