Apple designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers and also operates retail stores. Its best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone. Apple is the world’s third-largest mobile phone-maker after Samsung and Nokia. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook introducing the iPad Pro at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco last September. Photo: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

Apple to release new 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017

Apple is reportedly planning to release a trio of new iPads in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a "low-cost" 9.7-inch iPad. This is according to respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose latest predictions for the iPhone-maker were reported by MacRumors.