Apple ceases production of the iPad Air 2 in anticipation of the presentation of the iPhone 7
While experts and bloggers to find out the timing of the release of new Apple products, among which the most interesting is the new iPhone 7, browsers, 9to5Mac found out that major us retailers stopped selling the iPad Air 2.
At the moment, “air” Apple tablet disappeared from the range of most major retail chains in the United States. Official online store of the Corporation, the device is still available to order, but the delivery period given, 8 September, the day after the presentation of the company.
It is expected that on 7 September Apple will unveil the new iPhone 7 and “smart” watches Apple Watch 2. About the company’s plans to upgrade the tablets, nothing is known. In August, a reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote that Apple plans to release a new model iPad this year.
According to insiders, Apple is going to introduce in 2017 a new model of the iPad Pro with a screen diagonal of 10.5 inches and an iPad 2 Pro with a diagonal of 12.9 inches and a budget version of the iPad with a 9.7 inch display. What will happen with the iPad mini, which is equipped with a screen of 7.9 inches, not reported, but many believe that Apple will abandon its further issue. The reason is the versions of iPhone with 5.5-inch displays, because of which the demand for a compact tablet has declined significantly.
The above-mentioned iPad Pro and iPad Pro 2 needs to obtain a single-chip system A10X, which will be produced using 10-nanometer technological process. The Junior model iPad will get a A9X processor. The only supplier of these SoC should be the company TSMC.
Sources suggest that the disappearance of the stores iPad Air 2 on the basis of the A8X chips could mean that Apple just ceases to manufacture this device. Replace the line of tablet Air came 9.7 inch iPad Pro display True Tone connector Smart Connector and support for Apple Pencil – a more promising model.
Will know the truth very soon, Apple will be held next Wednesday.