Kuo also added the total iPad Pro 2 shipments to be around 6 million units in 2017 fiscal.
After iPad Pro 9.7-inch, a larger model will be released by Apple, according to rumors. Apple has been hesitant about bringing a filesystem to the iPad, however, arguing that the tablet is a device exclusively marketed towards consumers in the "Post-PC era".
Case manufacturer Urban Armor Gear (UAG) also confirms the June launching of the 2017 iPad Pro 2 as it is preparing for the case of the new iPad Pro tablet.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said earlier this month there was a "70% chance" that Apple would unveil the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month. Its design will offer a sneak peek into the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 design, which is expected to have a bezel-less OLED display. The home button will be eliminated and the fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the display. Take a look at the video and hit the link below for much more detail on these features and others.
Recently, Apple released the first beta for developers of iOS 10.3.3. 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.More news: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro, Rome Masters 2017 quarter-final
A second version of the 12-inch MacBook with a faster Intel chip is also planned for launch.
Oh, and for what it's worth, you also shouldn't buy a new iPad Pro. Some market watchers expect the mass production will begin in June with stable shipments in the third quarter. Apple's desire for secrecy prior to launches is legendary, particularly in the Jobs era. Although the company says that sales of the new laptops are robust, many professional users who wanted a new high-end laptop were disappointed.
Why such a hasty decision of phasing out Apple iPad Mini? The Apple iPhones and the iPad Pros are the primary reasons, the sales of iPad Mini reduced. This should make for 15 percent of the total iPad that will ship in 2017.
However, the great news should arrive in less than a month when the new version of iOS will officially be presented for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.