The iPad Pro was originally only available in a 32- or 128GB WiFi-only model and a 128GB WiFi + Cellular model. Apple added a 258GB model after the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here is the current price breakdown for all the available iPad Pro models:
iPad Pro 2
While we won't know for sure until Apple holds its next-generation keynote later this year, it is unlikely that the 2017 iPad models will include a standard headphone jack. It is pretty obvious Apple plans to rid the world of wired headphones, and has started the process by eliminating headphone ports from its iOS devices.
Another sign that the iPad Pro 2 and other future iPad models will not ship with a headphone jack is that all current iPad models support Apple's AirPods.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the first iOS devices to ship without a headphone jack.
Both the first-generation iPad Pro models are equipped with 4 built-in, high-fidelity stereo speakers. Both models also contain built-in sensors that adjusts the orientation of the high frequencies to the top speakers. This allows users to be completely immersed in the sound of their music or movie no matter which way they're holding the device. Although nothing has been officially confirmed, it is safe to assume that all future iPad models will include stereo speakers with Apple's latest technology for delivering the best sound experience.
Apple doesn't list the amount of RAM in its iOS products. This means we will have to wait until the iPad Pro 2 is released and somebody tears it down to find out how much RAM it contains. The original 12.9-inch iPad Pro is powered by 4GB of RAM. This will most likely remain the same in the second-generation model.
It is unknown at this time if the second-generation iPad Pro models will come equipped with a USB port but it is highly unlikely. None of Apple's iOS products feature a USB port and both current iPad Pro models sport Apple's own Smart Connector for transferring data and charging hardware. Apple has even killed off the standard USB port in favor of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports on its newest MacBook Pro models.
Apple isn't known for frequently upgrading its camera technology, however, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may see an improvement in the camera department when it is launched this spring. The original 12.9-inch iPad Pro is equipped with an 8MP iSight camera, but Apple upgraded its iPad lineup with the introduction of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 2016. It is safe to assume that the larger iPad Pro will be outfitted with a 12-megapixel iSight camera to match the smaller 9-inch model.
Recent rumors have suggested that Apple will release 3 iPad models in 2017. The rumored models include a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2, an unnamed 10.5-inch model and a "low cost" 9.7-inch model. The 10-inch model will purportedly replace the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro in Apple's tablet lineup. If the rumors are true, the only second generation iPad Pro will be the 12.9-inch model.
It is a safe bet that all new iPad models released in 2017 will feature an IP67 rating under the IEC standard 60529, just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This means the iPad Pro 2 and other new models will be completely protected from dust, other solid materials and liquids. However, very little is known about Apple's next-generation tablets and nothing has been officially confirmed at this time.
The exact release date for Apple's second-generation iPad Pro 2 is unknown at this time. KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and several other unnamed sources have claimed that the new iPad will be released in Q2/spring of 2017. Very few details are known about the new tablet, but information is slowly being leaked as we get closer to the rumored release date. You can visit and bookmark our Rumors section for all the latest updates.
Another supply chain sources has backed multiple reports that Apple plans to launch 3 iPad models in 2017. This time the report comes from the Digitimes, who cited sources from a "related upstream supply chain." According to the Taiwanese site, Apple will release "a 9.7-inch iPad with a friendly price range, a 10.5-inch iPad, and an upgraded 12.9-inch iPad Pro" in the second half of 2017. Both KGI Securities and the Japanese website Makotakara have also claimed Apple is working on 3 new iPad models that will be released in Q2 of this year.