The iPad Pro 2017 will reportedly have a 10.5-inch model and a low-priced 9.7-inch model that will be unveiled on the Apple March event.
In October, reports suggested that Apple would be launching its three new iPad devices in March 2017.
Apple has scheduled a significant amount of down time for the online Apple Store tonight ahead of rumored iPad updates.
We've been expecting a 2017 March Apple Event for weeks and multiple sources pointed to new Apple products this month. Combine that with the rumors that have been swirling about product updates, and it's definitely time to be suspicious. MacRumors reveal that insiders say the new Apple tablets will be announced anytime from March 20 to 24 so anticipation is high regarding the latest Apple products. According to speculations, this model will have an A10x processor and will have an improved efficiency as compared to the previously released 9.7-inch iPad.
Well, the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablets are expected to be updated, while also adding a 10.5-inch display size to the mix.More news: Leicester boss Shakespeare: There's no magic in the web of our recovery
The newest iPad Pro 2 form factor is the 10.5-inch, which actually has the same outside dimensions with the 9.7-inch mostly because of smaller bezels and no home button.
It might be a jacked-up 128 GB version of the iPhone SE, or even a slick red iPhone 7 to add a splash of pigment (and consumer interest) in the incumbent line as the world preps for the iPhone 8 launch in September. That could make a surprise announcement all the more likely - why else would the site need to shut down for five-and-a-half hours?. But that's no fun, and there's been too much chatter to dismiss the possibility of new releases just because the company isn't giving the press a front row seat for once.
This is it for now, folks.
Apple is pulling down the page for "maintenance" on March 21st between between 3:00am and 8:30am Eastern Time - that's between 7am and 12:30pm GMT.
The firm today confirmed its online store would be down - a usual sign of incoming new products. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.