When Is Apple iPad Pro Releasing?

Apple's new iPad

It seems increasingly possible that the long since anticipated iPad Pro will be released in September of this year. According to recent reports, the release date of this state-of-the-art tablet has been leaked by sources close to Apple, and we can expect to see it by the end of the year.

The iPad Pro has been hotly tipped for quite some time, and is intended to breathe life into the tablet marketplace. Apple’s iPad series is certainly still the market-leading tablet, but sales in recent years have declined somewhat as analysts speculate that the market has already reached its peak.

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro

Although Apple is on top of the tree in the tablet marketplace, it faces increasing challenges from the Microsoft Surface Pro series. Rumors regarding the potential release of the fourth generation of the tablet have been emerging recently, and Apple might try to damage the ascent of Microsoft’s device by releasing the next generation iPad in the next few months.

With the International Business Times reporting that the Surface Pro 4 could hit the stores as soon as July, this could place pressure on Apple to rush out the next generation iPad as quickly as possible. Apple has always been resistant to this sort of pressure in the past, but considering that its tablet range has experienced somewhat lukewarm sales over the last couple of years, Apple might feel more inclined to compete directly with Microsoft.

New Apple niche

The iPad Pro it also an important device for Apple as it effectively represents a new product niche. Although the tablet computer is hardly anything new, this particular variant of the iPad is intended to represent the apex of the technology. With Apple having updated its standard iPad Air and iPad Mini devices last year, these could then perhaps be made more affordable, to provide a more diversified range of tablets for consumers.

Apple had promised the city early in 2014 that it would attempt to deliver new product niches, as mediocre sales data released at that time had a negative impact on the share price of the corporation. It now seems rather quaint that investors were concerned about the potential of Apple, as the consumer electronics giant experienced a stellar 2015 in financial terms.

But Apple hasn’t forgotten its promises to analysts, shareholders and investors, and is at least attempting to deliver new revenue streams at present. The recent release of the Apple Watch is one such attempt, with the smartwatch expected to shift around 20 million units for Apple during 2015.

With rumours increasingly implying that Apple will delay the iPhone 7 until 2016, it could also be that Apple is able to devote more resources to the imminent release of the iPad Pro. Although Apple will release an iPhone variant during 2015, speculation is increasingly suggesting that this will be an upgrade of the existing iPhone 6. This would mean that Apple could handle another major product release during the remainder of the calendar year, and could point to an early release date for this keenly anticipated iPad Pro.

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Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris is a passionate player of video games since the days of Space Invaders, and is extensively published on the subjects of Business, Technology and Politics. Chris also contributes to Yahoo.

2 Comments on "When Is Apple iPad Pro Releasing?"

  1. It wasn’t all that long ago when Apple’s only major worry/competitor was Samsung. Microsoft’s early Surface and Surface Pro devices were not very well received.

    Fast forward to 2014 and look what has happened. The iPad and MacBook are facing stiff competition from the soon to be released Surface 3 as well as the Surface Pro 3 and upcoming Surface Pro 4.

    I don’t expect the various Surface products will sell as well as the iPad and MacBook, but, they don’t need to in order to be considered successful. Produce a solid product, provide a good OS, price it competitively and people will come

  2. But what does this new iPad allow one to do? If it just a larger iPhone, I don’t see it as capturing the hearts, minds, and most importantly, the wallets of tablet users unless they are die hard buy-anything-Apple-makes fans. I should think that it must at the very least have a digital stylus, a detachable keyboard and app windowing. It would also be nice if it came with a kickstand. Wait, this is starting to sound like a competing device!

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