iPad Pro 2 release date, specs rumors: New tablet already scheduled for 2017 release?

The existing iPad Pro was revealed during an Apple media event on Sept. 9, 2015. | REUTERS/Beck Diefenbac

Apple fans were disappointed that the company failed to launch other devices at the recently concluded iPhone 7 event last Sept. 7. Prior to the presser, several rumors and speculations have emerged suggesting that the Cupertino-based company will reveal several devices. These devices include the newly announced iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch 2. However, rumors have been circulating that a new iPad Pro tablet was going to be unveiled along with the others. Obviously, that did not happen and now fans are starting to wonder when the company will release the new iPad Pro 2.

It has previously been reported by Bloomberg that Apple is preparing to launch an upgraded version of iPad Pro. It is said to carry impressive specs and features including the new iOS 10 operating system. The publication added that the new iPad Pro 2 will also include a new Apple Pencil, which is a drawing and handwriting stylus pen.

It has also been reported that the new tablet will carry a faster display technology to give consumers a better user experience. There are also reports that Apple may have already planned to launch the new iPad Pro 2 next year, which contradicts the earlier reports that the device will arrive in 2016.

Meanwhile, in a report by Christian Today, retailers are giving away discounts on the current iPad Pro model. According to the publication, the 128 GB version of the phablet is now given a $50 price cut, while the 256 GB variant is now available with a $100 discount.

Could it mean that Apple is already gearing up for the release of iPad Pro 2? Nobody really knows until the company decides to make an official statement about the device. As of the moment, fans are advised to take all rumors and speculations with a grain of salt.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the upcoming tablet.