Apple's own website hints new products might launch tomorrow morning
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 19:34
The iPad Pro line retained a processor lead; the 9.7-in. and 12.9-in.
Apple taking its store offline doesn't automatically mean new products are on the way.
The new iPad starts at £339 in the United Kingdom for the base 32GB Wi-Fi model, which is £40 less than the previous entry level iPad Air 2 (£379), and will be available to order in more than 20 countries, including the United Kingdom and U.S., from 24 March.
It was first rumoured that the firm would release a trio of iPads at an event in March.
However, at this point in time, we have no news what products could the company be planning to release. So whatever new products are coming tomorrow, if indeed they are coming, will more than likely be announced via an official press release - as opposed to an official product-unveiling event, such as the company held previous year on March 21st.
"Company shares received another bump in late February when financial guru Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway quadrupled its investment in Apple to more than 57 million shares at the end of 2016", appleinsider.com reported on Monday.
Apple has updated its System Status page to indicate that its online store will be "updated and unavailable" due to "maintenance" tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21, between 3:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Even though there will be four iPad models, the most anticipated one is the 10.5 inch one. Citing "reputable supply chain analysts" as sources, the publication stated that unveiling of the new Apple products could happen between March 20 and 24.
All three of the new iPad Pro models are expected to be equipped with quad microphones and will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, reports Japanese tech site Mac Otakara. Elsewhere it's business as usual, Touch ID, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, slim aluminium body in Space Grey, Gold and Silver finishes and up to 10 hour battery life.
The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily.
Other rumors suggest there may be a new 128GB storage size for the iPhone SE and new straps for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch 2.