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The new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is said to sport a new design with thinner side bezels. Other reports claim an April event, while there were several who suggest that the Cupertino-based tech giant would opt to a press release.

According to MacRumours, the renewed speculation is even more believable given that Apple commonly publishes its press releases at 8:30am Eastern Time, which coincides exactly with the end of the so-called "maintenance" update. There are rumors stating that the product launch may coincide with the inauguration of the Apple Park campus next month.

Barring a major scheduling change, it looks like the only new Apple tablet to launch this spring will be a second-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

With the help of A10X processor, the performance of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is going to be fast and seamless, as it is an upgraded from the iPhone 7's A10.

Finally, the large 12.9 inch model is rumored to be unveiled during the next month. Besides new slates, there has been talk that Apple will soon announce a 128GB Apple iPhone SE, and a red-hued Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, the 10.5-inch iPad is said to feature a virtual Home button. By the term "near", the report does not indicate that the tablet won't be completely free of edge, there's some left at the top where the FaceTime camera is placed.

With bated breath, electronics consumers are eagerly anticipating the 2017 iPad Pro 2 release date, price and specs announcement. Henceforth, if true, Apple could likely introduced new products as early as this week.

Starting with the smallest in the iPad Pro 2 lineup, the 9.7-inch model will pack in the power of the A9X chips as well as the excellent features of its bigger siblings.

The device is expected to feature a almost bezel-less design, which means despite having a larger screen, it will be the same physical footprint as the 9.7-inch iPad model. According to Forbes, it is possible that the new 9.7-inch model could be priced at $499 down from the current $599.

Usually this would occurrence will be accompanied by a launch event, but Apple has not sent any notifications to the media this time around. The prices of the most awaited tablets would eventually start from $600 up to $800 on Apple stores.