iPad Pro 2 Features Redesign: Apple Pencil Support to Compete with Microsoft Surface Dial Support for Surface Pro 5 [VIDEO]By Shunie Pearl C. Dela Cruz, UniversityHerald Reporter
The no-show iPad Pro 2 during the Apple event last October 27th signifies one big reason. Rumors suggesting that there is a high possibility for the tech giant to redesign the iPad Pro 2 because of their fear of the Surface Dial support for the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5.
Apple Redesigns iPad Pro 2
As expected, Apple did not announce the iPad Pro 2 during the October 27th event. For this reason, fans started to speculate that the most anticipated Apple tablet will be announced in March 2017 instead according to MacWorld.
However, the no-show scenario of the iPad Pro 2 during the October Apple event has led to another theory that the tech giant has redesigned the device to compete with the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5. In addition, the rumored revamped of iPad Pro 2 has something to do with the inclusion of Surface Dial support on Microsoft 2-in-1 PC tablet.
It can be recalled that Microsoft has introduced the innovative Surface Dial alongside the Surface Studio PC last October 26th. Thus, rumors suggesting that the device appears to be Apple's unexpected worst nightmare.
What to Expect on iPad Pro 2?
New set of features, hardware specs and specific enhancements are expected on the new iPad Pro 2. According to PC Advisor, the new iPads might run the latest mobile operating system the iOS 11 that offers support for Apple pencil to work with messages, mail, safari browser and others.
Furthermore, iPad Pro 2 is also expected to feature a faster display technology for the three functionalities such as scrolling, zooming and panning. Internal specs would include a faster processor powered by Apple's proprietary chipset called A10X that is said to pave the way towards revolutionary iPads in 2018 featuring a flexible AMOLED display.
According to KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, three new iPads are coming out in 2017 - 12.9 iPad Pro, iPad Pro 2 and 10.5-inch screen iPad for commercial and student use. For this matter, the fans speculated that Apple might killed off the iPad mini and iPad Air 3.