Spec wise, previous rumors regarding Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro have intimated that the device will be powered by a A10x processor.
Prominent analyst for KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo has unveiled information about the 2017 WWDC highlights.
Apple's been rumored to release a 10.5-inch iPad Pro to possibly replace the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro for over a year. WWDC, the annual developers conference, will be held 5-9 June. The new Apple Pencil is said to be magnetic, and the tablet is expected to have an electromagnetic strip, which will double up as a charging point and dock for the Apple Pencil 2.
Traditionally, WWDC is Apple's showcase event for launching the next major updates for not only its mobile and desktop operating systems, but also updates for tvOS and watchOS. If Apple really wants to take up the fight with the Microsoft tablet, they should offer at least the macOS on their iPad, instead of a simple redesign of the iPad. The smart speaker by Apple would feature a Beats speaker and it will be coupled with Siri AI.
The public did not hear about the device again until April when Sonny Dickson, a well-known tech leaker, revealed that the Cupertino company was "currently finalizing" its smart speaker and noted that it will be marketed as a "Siri/AirPlay device".
Along with this speaker there's a chance we may see a new iPad launched next month. A 10.5-inch iPad Pro would obviously provide more screen real estate than the 9.7-inch model, and would be cheaper than the 12.9-inch variant, so would provide a good middle-ground. It sounds like a logical probability, although Apple doesn't have much of a track record with device announcements at its developers conference.
As hinted at in the past, the 10.5-inch iPad (possibly badged as an iPad Pro) would be the first example of the narrow-bezel design that would come to the iPhone this fall.
Apple could position its rumored Echo competitor as a high-end speaker that also happens to be a vocal assistant. On the other hand, details are a bit muddy when it comes to Apple's tablet computers.