Apple is preparing new iPads for a launch in March, Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn wrote in a note distributed to clients on FridayThe analysts cite supply chain sources spoken to during a trip to Asia.

“New iPads in March — Bezel-less [like the upcoming iPhone] — We expect the 9.7-inch to move to a low-cost model, a refresh of the 12.9-inch pro and a new 10.9-inch, which is likely the same physical size as the 9.7-inch but with a borderless screen,” the analysts wrote.

三月份的iPad推出与预测相符previously made by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi KuoHe predicted a 10.5-inch iPad next year, along with a low-cost 9.7-inch iPad.

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上一次,巴克莱分析师预测了这一点公告of the addition of bezel less iPad Pro (10.5 inch) model in the next iPad Pro series at the end of March 2017.

Also, the shipping of the iPad Pro 2 (12.9-inch), iPad Pro 2 (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (7.9-inch) at the end of March, and the iPad Pro (10.5-inch) in May were also expected as a possibility.

New iPad Pro “2” models at the existing sizes make sense to me — iPads that look very similar (or even identical) to the existing 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros but with updated internals (A10X chips, better cameras, etc.)9.7英寸的iPad Pro已有一年的历史,而12.9英寸的iPad Pro已经差不多一年半了。

更新的iPad Mini也很有意义目前,高端iPad Mini是iPad Mini 4,带有A8芯片在过去,苹果公司通常更新了iPad Mini型号,其内饰来自去年的旗舰9.7英寸机型建议一个新的迷你A9芯片和可能支持苹果的铅笔也许他们称之为“iPad Mini Pro”或者只是“iPad Pro” - 9.7和12.9英寸型号没有不同的名称Or maybe nothing at all — it wouldn’t surprise me if Apple has no imminent updates for the iPad Mini.

对我来说没有意义的是一个新的10.5英寸型号该理念有意义 - 保持当前9.7英寸型号的物理足迹,但减少了边框并放置了更大的显示屏iPad和iPhone的理想外形只是一个屏幕,就像电话Rian Johnson's电影- 减小边框尺寸并向边缘到边缘显示移动是不可避免的甚至像素密度数学解决了适用于10.5英寸显示屏。

对我来说没有意义的是时机我不知道带有令人兴奋的新设计的iPad如何能够同时亮相更新versions of the existing 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPadsWho would buy the updated 9.7-inch iPad Pro with the traditional bezels if there’s a 10.5-inch model without bezels? No one.

巴克莱分析师11月份的报告试图理解它:“我们预计9.7英寸将转向低成本型号”我们的想法是,新设计将成为具有标准尺寸的高端型号,而具有旧外形的9.7英寸型号则将产品阵容向下移至中等价位层但这与苹果正在准备的猖獗传闻并不相符更新到9.7英寸的iPad Pro如果苹果公司打算采用边缘到边缘的10.5英寸设计取代9.7英寸的设计,他们只需降低当前iPad Pro的价格,而无需改变硬件这就是他们近年来每次推出新iPad时所做的一切 - 新型号保持与旧型号相同的价格,而旧式号则以更低的价格向下移动。

我仍然没有意义Why would Apple update the standard-sized iPad Pro to a new edge-to-edge design but keep the existing design for the more expensive 12.9-inch iPad? The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro would look dated on day oneMac Otakara猜测新的10.5英寸iPad可能要到5月才能发货(3月份更新的9.7和12.9英寸型号)对逻辑没有任何帮助如果Apple同时宣布所有这些新iPad,则会遇到与上述相同的问题如果他们在3月份发布了更新的9.7和12.9英寸型号,但是将新的10.5英寸型号保留到5月份之前,任何购买过时的9.7英寸型号之一的人都会有理由感到愤怒。

将奥卡姆剃刀应用于这些传言,我认为最可能的解释是苹果采用10.5英寸显示屏的全新边缘到边缘设计iPad,但它是2018年的东西,而不是2017年的东西或者,最早,2017年末的事情 - 他们可以在10月揭幕如果是这样的话,几乎所有事情都有意义:

  • 本月晚些时候或4月初更新了9.7和12.9英寸iPad专业版,可能是低调时尚。
  • 9月新推出的iPhone手机,包括一款新模型备受推崇采用全新的边对边设计,部分采用柔性OLED显示屏。
  • Next year’s new iPads inherit the edge-to-edge-display/reduced-bezels design language and OLED technology of the new iPhone对于10.5英寸iPad迫在眉睫的谣言没有任何意义的其他上述内容是新设计语言将在iPad而不是iPhone上首次亮相的想法。

[关于有关新款iPhone的传闻的简短插值,以及今年9月首次亮相的令人兴奋的全新边缘设计:也有传言更新iphone与现有的4.7和5.5英寸的显示器如果所有这一切都是真的,那么我预计4.7英寸和5.5英寸iPhone的更新将是相当的行人多年来的“S”型号通常引入了主要的新组件改进出于同样的原因,它没有任何意义对苹果推出的新的边缘10.5英寸iPad与主要更新现有的iPad,它将毫无意义引入的新iPhone和边缘重大的更新现有的iphoneIf there is a flashy new edge-to-edge iPhone design, what would make sense for updated 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones would be something very much akin to the iPhone SE — minor component updates and a clear position in the product lineup at a tier下面全新的边对边旗舰车型(I also find it interesting that there are only rumors of a single new iPhone with the new edge-to-edge display — if true, that says to me that Apple is going back to a “one size fits all” lineup at the flagship tierThey’ve had record-breaking success with the “two sizes” strategy, but it might make sense to go back to one size if they can fit a 5.x-inch display and a larger battery into a form factor roughly the size of the current 4.7-inch models.)

还有另外一种方式来传播这种全新的边缘到边缘设计的iPhoneupdates to the existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone makes sense to me: if (a) the new 4.7- and 5.5-inch models are traditional “S” updates, with significant component improvements and the same price points as the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; and (b) the iPhone with the new edge-to-edge design has a significantly higher price than the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus事实上,谣言表明它的起价可能在1000美元或更高在纸上听起来像苹果可能做的事情 - 蒂姆库克很想看到iPhone的平均售价上涨但实际上我看到相同的产品营销问题与想法,一个新的边缘iPad可能会首次与主要更新现有的iPad的优点新的iPhone 7S和7S Plus在第一天看起来过时了如果他们进入中级定价层,这不是问题,但如果他们定价为800-900美元是的,苹果与苹果这样看版,但版手表只使用不同的材料The Edition models don’t make the regular Apple Watches look stale; the purported edge-to-edge iPhone would do just that to the existing models.结束插值。]

甚至还有一些证据表明这一事件安排 - 很快就会对现有的9.7英寸和12.9英寸iPad Pro型号进行更新,9月份推出激进的全新iPhone,以及之后激进的新iPad - 围绕着这些新iPad的传言早在八月,MacRumors发表了以下摘录,来自Ming-Chi Kuo的一篇报道

We expect three new iPads (12.9-inch iPad Pro 2, new size 10.5-inch iPad Pro and low-cost 9.7-inch iPad) to be launched in 2017, though this may not drive shipment growth amid structural headwinds; 2017F shipments to fall 10-20% YoYIf the iPad comes in a larger size, such as a 10.5-inch model, we believe it will be helpful to bid for tenders within the commercial and education marketsAs a result, we expect Apple to launch a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017In addition, we estimate the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro will adopt the A10X processor, with TSMC (2330 TT, NT$177.5, N) being the sole supplier using 10nm process technologyThe low-cost 9.7-inch model may adopt the A9X processor, which is also exclusively supplied by TSMC[...]

Revolutionary iPad model likely to be introduced in 2018F at the earliest, with radical changes in form factor design and user behavior on adoption of flexible AMOLED panelWe believe iPad will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone by adopting AMOLED panel in 2018F at the earliestIf Apple can truly tap the potential of a flexible AMOLED panel, we believe the new iPad model will offer new selling points through radical form factor design and user behavior changes, which could benefit shipments.

这对我来说没有太多意义,苹果将推出一个新的2017年10.5英寸iPad Pro2018年“外形设计的根本变化”如果10.5英寸的型号,这将是很有意义的“革命”iPad定于2018年。

此外,9.7英寸的iPad Pro已经体育A9X芯片Again, it would both make sense and fit with the history of the iPad lineup if a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro “2” replaced the current iPad Pro “1” at the top of the lineup, and if the iPad Pro “1” replaced the iPad Air 2 as the lower-priced 9.7-inch model.