As the latest upgrade of the mobile operating system – iOS 11 – becomes extensively available later in September, iPad’s global replacement cycle can gather up steam over the following several quarters.
Growth in the Tablet Market
The progress will probably fasten a prediction return to growth for the worldwide market of tablets in 2017. It is predicted that mainland Chinese brands, such as Huawei, and Apple will strengthen the volume of their shipments.
According to the IDC Asia-Pacific’s research manager, Peggy Cheung, the upcoming iOS 11 will be a significant upgrade to the iPad Pro since the new features would turn it into more of a PC device.
The line-up of Apple’s iPad is a portion of the “segment of detachable tablets”. This refers specifically to tablets that are created for use with detachable and smart keyboards. The present line-up of iPad Pro features versions with 10.5 inches and 12.9 inches displays.
According to Cheung, the iOS upgrade would turn iPad Pro a more advantageous choice when customers want to update the tablets they have for both light productivity and mobility purposes.
In early June, the company previewed the iOS 11. It is when Apple launched an advanced multi-task feature and AR support that allows mobile apps place VR on real world scenario.
Similar OS would run the latest iPhone models of Apple. It is expected to be launched in the U.S. next week.
Biggest AR Platform
According to the chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook in a press release in August, iOS would turn into the biggest AR platform of the world as soon as the iOS 11 is available. This is because there are millions of individuals currently using actively the iPad and iPhone.
The iPad sales helped strengthen the financial result of the company for the June quarter. It is when Apple posted revenue of around $45 billion. This includes sales of tablet for around 11 million units. In the same period in 2016, the tablet sales were only 9 million units.
Apple says that in the quarter through June, iPad posted growth rates that are double-digit. All of it is coming from the major markets such as greater China, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.
The current 10.5 inches’ model of iPad Pro includes the new A10X Fusion chip of Apple that provides great performance in graphics and lets a full charge 10-hour battery life.