Apple has been keeping mum about the next steps it's taking with its tablets, but we may learn exactly where the tech giant is headed in just a month.
The 2017 lineup of iPad Pros is expected to be revealed during an Apple event in March, and will include four different models of the performance tablet, according to a report from Mac Otakara (opens in new tab).
Specifically, the event could see the unveiling of a 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro .
The news echoes a previous story in the same vein from last fall, with analysts saying the 7.9-inch iPad Pro will replace the iPad mini 4, with the 9.7- and 12.9-inch models serving as successors to the two current sizes of the iPad Pro.
Trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicted a while back that the fourth iPad, the 10.5-inch model, would be an in-between size for the next generation of iPad Pro.
However, Mac Otakara also claims this 10.5-inch iPad will be a bezel-less model, leaving it unclear exactly how all four models relate to each other while also fueling rumors that Apple is looking into curved end-to-end screens for its future mobile devices.
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More than just iPads
Additionally, the report claims Apple will also show off a 128GB version of its iPhone SE, giving fans of the compact 4-inch lots more storage space.
On the cosmetic side, Apple may reveal a red-colored variant of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – possibly as a cross-promotion with Product Red (opens in new tab), an HIV/AIDS awareness fundraiser that Apple has worked with multiple times in the past – as well as a new band for Apple Watch owners.
As usual, all rumors remain just that until confirmed by Apple itself – and with March just around the corner we don't have to wait much longer.