In Barcelona, Spain, the World Mobile Communications Conference, Samsung Electronics did not release S8 flagship mobile phone, but launched two Tablet PC. In March, Apple is likely to hold a spring conference, Tablet PC will become the protagonist. Recently, foreign media disclosed Apple's new Tablet PC more detailed configuration.
According to the US science and technology news website MacRumors reported that science and technology market research firm IHS concerns Tablet PC and personal computer analyst Alexander (Rhoda Alexander) disclosed that Apple will launch a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the flat panel display will have 2224X1668 pixels , The pixel density of 264PPI, and the current Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro consistent.
Before the news that 10.5-inch flat panel resolution of 2024X16668, but the analysts said that this may be the resolution of the prototype product, the final product resolution is 2224X1668.
According to a number of media news, in March, Apple will be held in accordance with the practice of a spring new conference, which will release a number of new mobile phones and new tablet PCs,
Japanese technology website Mac Otakara reported that in the spring conference, Apple will release four new Tablet PC, all for the iPad Pro product line.
Allegedly, 10.5-inch Tablet PC needs to be shipped to consumers in May. The other three 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be shipped in March.
Taiwan Electronic Times also reported that 10.5-inch new flat is expected to be shipped in May and June.
A number of media reports, Apple will launch a 9.7-inch low-cost products, mainly for schools and other markets. The analyst Alexander said that the starting price of this flat will be $ 299, 100 dollars cheaper than the current iPad Air 2.
Allegedly, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, will replace Apple's existing iPad Mini 4, Mini product line may not be upgraded.
Keiji Securities analyst Guo Ming 錤 has revealed that 9.7 inches low-cost Apple tablet, will use the older A9X processor.
At present, Apple Tablet PC has three series, namely iPad Pro, iPad Mini and iPad Air. Among them, iPad Pro is to imitate Microsoft Surface Pro launch of the product, you can external keyboard, support stylus, price positioning high-end, mainly for the enterprise white-collar market.
If Apple introduced in accordance with the media four iPad Pro, then the existing Air and Mini two series, whether it will continue to retain, worthy of attention.
After Cook in charge of Apple, Apple's Tablet PC set off a sea of tactics, models are numerous, consumers choose difficult. But let Apple disappointed that the introduction of iPad Pro and the increase in models, and did not change the flat-panel business continued to plunge the fate of a substantial collapse.
Institutional data show that Apple Tablet PC has been 12 consecutive quarter decline, down in the flat panel industry ranked first.
Many media that the Tablet PC and personal computers, is already falling for many years the sunset market. With the popularity of large-screen mobile phones and smart TV, set-top box to watch the film and television drama, Tablet PC's living space is shrinking, will become a gradual exit stage of the transitional products.
Steve Jobs and Apple launched the Tablet PC, when the smart phone is only 3.5 inches, people need a mobile phone and laptop between the portable devices, so Tablet PC to meet the demand. Today, smart phones generally reach 5.5 inches or even 6 inches, has replaced the tablet a lot of features.
According to Apple's fourth quarter earnings, Tablet PC sales of only 13 million units, down 19% year on year. In the fourth quarter, Apple's smart phones, laptops are stabilized, Tablet PC has become the only down business. Apple's current income from the Tablet PC, only one-tenth of the phone. Tablet has also become the lowest income in several major business.