|Aug 26, 2014, 02:02 PM||#1|
Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad in Early 2015
Apple is planning to launch its much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015, reports Bloomberg. Hints of the tablet, which has been dubbed the "iPad Pro" in rumors, first appeared in mid-2013, with a prospective 2014 launch date. Recent rumors, however, suggested plans for the tablet had been put on hold.
Mockup of a 12.9-inch iPad next to a 13-inch MacBook Air
Bloomberg suggests that the larger tablet is an effort to "shake up the iPad line" as sales of the iPad have been on the decline for the past two quarters. The larger tablets may appeal heavily to businesses, a market that Apple is also aiming for with its recent IBM partnership.
Along with a larger "iPad Pro" Apple is also working on a second-generation iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, both of which are expected to include upgraded processors and support for the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Article Link: Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad in Early 2015
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:02 PM||#2|
Here we go again! I don't see anything new since the last rumor.
Macbook Air 11" 2013/i7/8GB RAM/250GB SSD
iPhone 5 32GB Black
iPhone 6+ 64GB Space Gray (pre-ordered)
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:04 PM||#7|
and those spreading the rumors know the difference between 12.9” iPad & Retina MacBook Air screens in the supply chain?
My kitchen doesn't have grains of salt large enough for this one.
Macintosh owner since March 3rd 1984
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:05 PM||#12|
iPad Pro........guess I won't be upgrading to a Air 2 this year. I'll wait for this.
iPhone 5s White 64GB AT&T, iPad Air 64GB LTE AT&T, MacBook Pro Retina 2.6 ghz, 16GB.
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:06 PM||#16|
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:08 PM||#23|
"Battery production issues has delayed the 12.9inch iPad"
"Battery issue resolved, iPad Pro is back on schedule"
"Apple having issues with LCD production"
"iPad Pro may or may not be released this year"
"iPad Pro now slated for WWDC 2015"
"iPad Pro put on hold for some reason"
"iPad Pro back on schedule for early 2015 release"
"Initial production to be in slow supply"
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:08 PM||#24|
2015 will be one hell of a year... New tablet sizes, watches, TVs, retinas of this and that.
〔Late 2013 15" rMBP, 2.6 Ghz i7, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB PCIe SSD w/ 2 GB 750m ; 32 GB WiFi iPad Air ; 16 GB iPhone 5S〕
|Aug 26, 2014, 02:09 PM||#25|
for an ipad of this size, i suspect they would be targeting the Surface type items, meaning half tablet, half laptop.
And I think they will need some kind of non-touch input to add to that, whether that is mouse or stylus, to promote using it for more 'real' work.
otherwise, even simple things like copy and paste on a document remain as they are... unweildy. ok to do occasionally, but not preferred.