Apple is probably launching a competent rival to Amazon’s Echo device. The news came from KGI securities analyst Ming Chui Kuo. The Apple counterpart of Echo will be definitely powered by Siri. The device is expected to be launched at WWDC. News is not ended here. Now Ming-Chi Kuo says that the Cuppertino based company is also likely to announce the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro at the developer conference in June. Previously rumor once speculated about this 10.5 inch iPad Pro and this second time reporting is kind of confirming the rumor.
Kuo said in his report that the new upcoming iPad Pro has a greater than 70 percent chance of debuting at WWDC. The boom is production is expected to occur at the end of the quarter. The 10.5 inch Apple iPad Pro will be similar in terms of design and form factor to that of the 9.7-inch model. The size of the bezels will be minimized in order to fit the device in the large screen. but reduces the size of the bezels to fit in a large screen.
Kuo predicts that:
“The newly designed 10.5” iPad Pro will have a similar form factor to the 9.7” model, but will feature a larger display thanks to narrow bezels. The new design should improve the user experience and help gain traction in the corporate/commercial sectors. We forecast 10.5” iPad shipments of 5.0-69mn units in 2017F, accounting for 15% of total 2017F iPad shipments.”
Right now the two big shots by Apple expected at the WWDC are 10.5 inch iPad Pro and the Siri powered speakers. While the former has a chance of greater than 70% of being unveiled, the latter has more than 50% chance of being unveiled at WWDC.
WWDC is set to kick off at 10:00 am Pacific Time on Monday, June 5, 2017.