According to supply chain sources, via, Digitimes, Apple appears to be increasing production of their new 10.9-inch iPad Pro ready for a WWDC launch in June. The report claims that shipments for the company’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro will expected to increase to 600,000 units in July, up from around 500,000 units currently, with annual shipments said to reach 5 million units this year, said market watchers.
According to KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, dubbed the “best Apple analyst on the planet” by some, there is more than a 70% chance Apple will unveil an all new 10.9-inch iPad at WWDC in June. It’s been reported the new tablet will debut without a physical Home Button and boast a bezel-free design (a top bezel will remain for the front-facing FaceTime camera) which will allow for the 10.9-inch model to have the same overall footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Given the timing of the increased production it’s likely the tablet will ship shortly after the grand reveal next month alongside iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11, watchOS 4 and an all-new Siri Speaker.