Per a MacRumors report on Saturday, we have this from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says there is a "greater than 70 percent chance" that the new iPad Pro will debut at the event:
The newly designed 10.5” iPad Pro will have a similar form factor to the 9.7” model, but will feature a larger display thanks to narrow bezels. The new design should improve the user experience and help gain traction in the corporate/ commercial sectors.
That comports with what IHS Markit analyst Rhoda Alexander told me earlier this year. So, basically a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in a 9.7-inch body -- sans the bigger bezels of the current 9.7 incher.
"You end up with a unit that’s the same physical size as the 9.7-inch," Alexander told me at that time. That means accessories like the Smart Keyboard can be used with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Alexander said previously that production had begun on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro but the release date was murky.
The display resolution will also increase, in order to maintain the same PPI or pixels per inch, according to Alexander.
The aspect ratio would also likely change, according to Raymond Soneira, a display expert and president of DisplayMate Technologies. That would allow Apple to keep the same outside dimensions, despite the smaller bezel.
Apple typically updates the processor when it does an iPad redesign, so we could see a variant of the A10 processor used in the iPhone 7/7 Plus.
Pricing is unknown but it could slot into where the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro is: $599, knocking the existing iPad Pro down to a lower pricing tier.
No word on an update to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, however.