The invites have been sent out for Apple’s March 21st keynote at its Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil its most recent apple iphone model referred to as the apple iphone SE, a new 9.7-inch iPad design and even new Apple Watch bands. Since we understand the main date let’s recall whatsoever the next-generation iPad reports that led up to the occasion. Bear in mind, none of these rumors have been formally validated, as well as we will not know for certain just what Apple prepares to go for the upcoming event up until it really happens.

No iPad Air 3

The next-generation iPad will not be called the iPad Air 3, like originally anticipated. Unrevealed resources told 9to5Mac that Apple will cease its iPad Air schedule, and rather launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro in its area.

‘Apple will certainly additionally distinguish the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad from its predecessor by making it part of the new iPad Pro line, according to resources. Similar to the MacBook Pro is available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, the iPad Pro will certainly quickly be available in 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch variations. This pattern adheres Apple not calling its 12-inch MacBook a new Air in spite of developing the product as a noticeable follower to the MacBook Air.’


Most rumors preceeding 9to5Mac’s report showed that the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad would certainly consist of numerous of the new attributes discovered on Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro. And also, if Apple wanted to continue its iPad Air lineup it would have done so in 2015. It is vague if the new 9.7-inch iPad will certainly be simply called the ‘iPad Pro’ or if Apple will certainly give a various name so consumers could separate between the two models.

Rumored specs

Several sources as well as unnamed sources have verified the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will certainly ship with an A9X cpu, M9 activity coprocessor, quad sound speakers, Apple Pencil support, updated 12MP camera, back LED flash and also Smart Connector.


A number of dripped iPad Pro situation styles (leak 1, leakage 2) and an alleged design illustration have actually disclosed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will feature four audio speakers and also a Smart Port. It makes good sense that Apple would include these attributes in its brand-new tablet computer given that they have been a positive enhancement to the bigger iPad Pro version. The dripped images have likewise shown cutouts for Apple’s brand-new Smart Adapter for usage with a brand-new 9.7-inch variation of its Smart Keyboard, which is additionally anticipated to be introduced at the upcoming keynote. As for Apple Pencil support, it would be silly for Apple to remain to make its stylus exclusive to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and it will certainly supply an additional marketing factor for the brand-new tablet computer.

4K Display and Upgraded RAM

In January the DigiTimes reported the next-generation iPad will ‘come outfitted with a 4K resolution panel and around 4GB in RAM.’

‘Apple is expected to reveal new versions of its iPad Air in March 2016 and even production will certainly start in the 2nd quarter, with General Interface Solution and TPK Holding to provide touch panels, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.’

‘The brand-new 9.7-inch tool will apparently come equipped with a 4K resolution panel and even up to 4GB in RAM, along with improved battery life.’


The court is still out on regardless if will certainly increase the RAM of its 9.7-inch iPad model. The iPad Pro was the first model to include 4GB of RAM however it was had to power the larger, much more effective tablet computer. Other sources, such as 9to5Mac, have actually also suggested that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will have the ability to play 4k video.

Multiple User Profiles

One of one of the most user requested iPad functions is several account support. iPad proprietors intend to be able to develop and utilize a number of accounts on their iPads for much easier family sharing. Apple introduced a number of individual accounts for pupils in their updated education tools in the orginal iOS 9.3 beta, yet this function is not available to the basic public. This resulted in supposition that Apple would soon release several profiles to the public.

Not Believable

This will more than likely be a public function in iOS 10, not iOS 9.3.

Rose Gold Option

In February, 9to5Mac reported ‘there are Rose Gold variants of the upcoming [iPad Air Pro] drifting around Apple’s campus’. Apple is additionally anticipated to bring the gold color over to the next versions of the 12-inch MacBook and also the iPad mini, according to unnamed sources.


There’s no factor for Apple not to offer brand-new different colors of its next-generation devices.

Waterproof iPad

In a December 2015 financier’s note, KGI expert Ming-Chi Kuo recommended that the next-generation iPad will certainly also be the very first iOS item to include an IP ranking for water resistance.

Not Believable

Water resistant iOS items has actually always been a greatly asked for client attribute, however Apple has yet to launch a 100 % water-proof device. The closest water-proof Apple product is the water immune Apple Watch. While I don’t doubt that water-proof iOS devices is in the pipe, the function will certainly most likely be introduced with the iPhone 7, not the next-generation iPad.