Now, it's worth noting that the above figures represent shipments for a fiscal year, whereas the 5 million to 6 million figure Digitimes mentioned refers to shipments of new iPad Pros from June through December of calendar year 2017.
The tech giant's manufacturing partners have been producing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro since March, and are now producing around 500,000 units per month, DigiTimes is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the activity. Apple's shipment volume in July will increase by 100,000 units to 600,000. Apple should have fresh models on the market very soon.
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Apple could release a refreshed version of the 12-inch MacBook with a new Intel chip, according to the report. The home button will be eliminated and the fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the display. Apple's desktops have lagged too, and earlier this year, Apple pledged to release major upgrades to the Mac Pro and iMac with better specifications for expert users in the future. Recently, 9to5Mac had spotted a listing for "iPad 10.5" in an accessories maker's inventory display. Given the two devices will have a similar edge-to-edge display, Apple wouldn't want to spoil the party for its most valuable product. Aside from that, the tech giant is also working on a new variant of the 12-inch MacBook with a much faster Intel chip. Stable shipments will begin in the third quarter, added the publication.
Designed by Sam Beckett and uploaded Friday to the official MacStories YouTube channel, the iOS 11 concept primarily focuses on productivity features that Apple could bring to iPad in order to make the tablet a more competent PC competitor. Among the changes to expect to include better management such as the low power mood of the Apple laptop. These models may be new but company may not offer anything spectacular in these models.
The rumor mill claims that Apple will eventually phase out the iPad Mini due to the rising popularity of phablets. The screen bezel might be reduced so the size can be the same as the smaller iPad Pro but the screen will be larger.