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.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.