Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:
Apple will launch a trio of new iPad Pro models in March, including refreshed 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions and an all-new bezel-free 10.9-inch model, according to Barclays Research analysts… the analysts said the 10.9-inch model’s borderless design will allow for it to be the same physical size as the current-generation 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
I’ve been trying to live an iPad-mostly lifestyle for the last few months, with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro replacing my 15-inch MacBook Pro for portable computing. I’m glad to hear the big Pro is slated for an update next spring. I want the biggest iPad screen available for the best split-screen multitasking experience on iOS. I also hope improved versions of the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil are in the cards as well; I’d love a Smart Keyboard with a function row for Home, Spotlight, Music controls, etc. and an Apple Pencil that’s lighter and maybe adds an eraser.
However, I’m gonna be super tempted by the bezel-free 10.9-inch iPad Pro. Imagine that: a big piece of glass that’s all screen. Hot damn. I’ll have a hard time weighing the desire for the hot new iPad over the added benefit of the larger screen size.