Will Apple hold a special event this spring? At least one report says yes.

Apple is rumoured to be developing three new iPad models that will release in 2017, including a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad model, a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and an entirely new 10.5-inch iPad model with an edgeless display. Now, based on previous release patterns, we can expect Apple to hold a "special event" sometime around March, and at that event, we should see these new iPads debut. 

Right on cue, a report from from Steve Sande of Apple World Today has arrived, suggesting the rumoured event will be held on 4 April. Sande has based his prediction after looking at various availability dates for the iPad Pro, and he noticed a pattern that pointed to 4 April. Sande also predicted the event will take place at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs theatre in Apple’s new spaceship campus that'll open around April.

All this evidence is circumstantial, of course, and there's a whole lot of guess work applied here. It's okay to be skeptical. Still, an April event does seem conceivable. Guess we'll know more in the coming weeks. Check out Pocket-lint's rumour round-up for more leaks and rumours about Apple's upcoming iPad Pro refresh.