Apple plans to unveil the iPhone 5se along with an iPad device. However a new report claims that this iPad device will be a new variant of the iPad Pro. Apple will allegedly launch a 9.7 inch iPad Pro, complete with Apple Pencil compatibility and possible discontinuation of the original iPad Air.
This new iPad Pro model will bring the same internals as the 12.9 inch model, while sporting a more compact design, still aimed for productivity. The report also says that Apple is working on a smaller detachable keyboard to connect to the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro’s Smart Connector.
This new alleged smaller iPad Pro will also feature the same quad-speaker setup, available in the same color and memory capacity configurations as the iPad Pro with pricing more in line with the current iPad Air 2.
This new iPad Pro might even slow down or discontinue production of the older generation iPad Mini 2 and the first generation of iPad Air devices. This should help Apple to streamline its iPad product line.
At the same event. Apple will also announce a new 4 inch iPhone 5se with updated hardware internals, live photos, Apple Pay, and the latest camera technologies.