The upstream supply chain's shipments for Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro have been increasing recently and the device's monthly shipment volume is expected to grow to 600,000 units in July, up from around 500,000 units now, helping its annual shipments to reach five million units in 2017, according to some market watchers.
These upgrades are likely to be announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference that starts on June 5.
The previous iPad models, from the first generation of iPad Mini to the fourth generation, have their share of the limelight when it comes to being popular, albeit, some say that the iPad Mini 3 did not really offer much difference from its predecessor, except for larger memory storage.
The Mac lineup generates just 11percent of the Cupertino, California-based company's $216 billion in annual sales, with the iPhone accounting for nearly two-thirds of the total.
Rival Microsoft recently unveiled its own Surface Laptop as a possible competitor to MacBook Air.
The report follows months of speculation that Apple (aapl) is planning a big iPad update this year. Aside from that, Apple is also announcing Kaby Lake MacBook upgrades at the event. Thanks to the latest Kaby Lake processor, MacBook Pros will perform faster and more impressive.
While the 12-inch MacBook received several system upgrades previous year, the 13-inch MacBook Air badly needs some attention as well.
Although none of the updates sound like especially major changes or renovations from the hardware perspective, it is still encouraging to see that Apple is finally taking some of the criticism of its latest MacBook Pro variants. Additionally, Bloomberg's source spilled that the 13-inch MacBook Air's sales "remain surprisingly strong".
The stall in Mac updates has not been limited to laptops.
According to Bloomberg, the Cupertino company will be introducing a new MacBook Pro 2017 at the WWDC 2017 and it will come armed with a better chipset.
We haven't seen something truly new, bold, and transformational happen on the iPad platform in almost two years. Both devices run on the company's iOS mobile operating system and support the Apple Pencil stylus for digitally writing on the screen.