According to Mark Gurman of 9to5mac, an often reliable Apple leaker, Apple will price the Wi-Fi only, 9.7-inch iPad Pro at $599, rather than the $499 price tag the 9.7-inch entry level tablet has had in years past.
The price change doesn't come without a storage bump, as the base model of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will have 32GB of storage, rather than 16GB like found on previous 9.7-inch models.
Not surprisingly, there will also be higher-priced versions with 128 GB of storage and the ability to add LTE connection with popular carriers.
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, essentially replacing the iPad Air line, will borrow features from the larger iPad Pro launched in late-2015. The older iPad Air will be offered as a budget version, according to 9to5mac, alongside the iPad mini 4.
According to previous rumors, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will feature the Smart Connector for a new Smart Keyboard that will fit with the 9.7-inch design, an A9X processor with more memory for a speedier workflow, and 12-megapixel camera with 4K video support.