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Apple could be planning 10.5-inch iPad Pro for 2017

At this point in the 21st century, it's safe to assume that the annual cycle of new Apple products is as regular as the progression of the lunar calendar.

A report released on Monday and spotted by MacRumors has given us a glimpse of what to expect from the tech giant in both 2017 and 2018. Three new iPads are slated for release next year, according to Ming-Chui Kuo, a KGI securities analyst with a strong track record of getting Apple predictions spot on.

Top of the bill will be a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which should prove appealing to those who are keen to experience Apple's top tablet in a neat midsized package. It will be joined by a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad.

Kuo also predicts that Apple will adopt OLED technology for the iPad in 2018 -- something it is rumored to be implementing on the iPhone next year. The result will be the first iPad to feature a flexible screen, with the hardware upgrade accompanied by radical changes in the iPad's interface.

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