MacBook Pro NVIDIA, iPad Pro Three Sizes, iPhone 8: Expected in Apple 2017 Launch; iPad Mini, iPad Air Killed Off?By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
As 2017 is fast approaching, Apple is reported to be preparing for the upcoming launching of several product upgrades such as MacBook Pro with NVIDIA graphics, three sizes of iPad Pro and the presumed iPhone 8. Does a no mention about iPad Air and iPad Mini signifies that Apple has finally killed off the brands?
MacBook Pro with NVIDIA Graphics
The 2016 upgrade of MacBook Pro is expected to have the AMD graphics chipsets. But the future mac upgrades are believed to be powered by NVIDIA. As reported by BGR, Apple and NVIDIA are seemed to be working together again for the presumed revolutionary machines of 2017.
The same report detailed the collaboration of the two tech giants when three Apple job listings were spotted in NVIDIA database. The graphics chipset maker is looking forward to hire a programmer that will work in partnership with Apple.
Three Sizes of iPad Pro
In the spring of 2017, Apple is expected to launch three new sizes of iPad Pro - 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch. The 7.9-inch iPad Pro with four speakers and 12MP rear camera is said to be the successor of iPad Mini put under the Pro lineup according to Mac Rumors.
On the other hand, the 9.7-inch model will feature a special display feature where it automatically adapts the intensity and color of the environment. This feature is called True Tone display which also expected to be found in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro model.
In contrast to the reported information above, KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kou said that Apple is likely to release 12.9-inch, 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 2017. He also said that iPad Mini has been put off to death by Apple by having a no mention of the 7.9-inch refreshed model.
Based on the naming tradition of Apple, the next iPhone to debut in 2017 is presumed as iPhone 8. Though staff would claimed that it will not be called as such but iPhone X.
The presumed iPhone 8 is expected to rock the 10th anniversary celebration of iPhone models in 2017. Rumored features include all-glass casing, curve-edge and OLED display for longer battery life and better quality of output display.
Credible sources claimed that Apple has started negotiations with Sharp for the supply of OLED panels. For this reason, iPhone 8 might become the best iPhone model Apple has made so far.