Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple has opted to delay production on the rumored larger-screened "iPad Pro" due to issues with display panel supply, reports Bloomberg. Manufacturing on the tablet will reportedly begin in September, rather than earlier in the year.
    This isn't the first time that rumors have hinted at delays for the iPad Pro. Apple was said to be targeting an early 2015 release date for the tablet last year, but those plans were reportedly put on hold. Back in October, The Wall Street Journal said that Apple had opted to delay mass production on the iPad in order to focus on iPhone 6 Plus production, and in November, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said production could be delayed until Q2 2015 because of difficulties related to the production of display components. With production delayed until September, the tablet could see a release in late 2015.

    [​IMG]
    Rendering of the iPad Pro by Martin Hajek
    Apple is planning to use the "iPad Pro," as the media calls it, to boost its flagging iPad sales. The tablet is expected to measure in somewhere between 12.2 and 12.9 inches, dwarfing both the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and the 7.9-inch iPad mini 3.

    It may be targeted at the enterprise market, and rumors have suggested it could sport an "ultra" high-resolution display and stereo speakers at the top and bottom edges of the device for an improved audio experience. It may also ship with an optional stylus accessory.

    Article Link: Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until September
     
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
  3. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Location:
    SFV, CA, USA
    #3
    Looks like it's targeted at the "hella large bezels" market...
     
  4. mw360, Mar 4, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015

    mw360 macrumors 65816

    mw360

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    #4
    'Delays' :rolleyes:

    An iPad Pro isn't happening until there's a new iOS with Pro-only features, to help it sell.
     
  5. devilbond macrumors member

    devilbond

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
  6. AlexC123 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    #6
    I know this isn't MacFacts.. But seriously, can't some threshold be applied to these utterly unsubstantiated ego trips?!
     
  7. MacHiavelli macrumors 65816

    MacHiavelli

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Location:
    new york
    #7
    In my local department store today: all iPods (all ranges) pulled from the shelves.

    Stock returned to Apple. Not expecting any replacements.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
  9. efktd macrumors 6502

    efktd

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Location:
    USA
  10. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #10
    Exactly. WWDC would be the earliest but since Apple doesn't really launch iOS devices there any more the fall seems much more likely.
     
  11. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    #11
    If there is a retina "Air" on Monday, obviously they don't want to release both within the same time period, and as mentioned, whatever changes in iOS 9 that could take advantage of that size screen.
     
  12. Keirasplace macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Location:
    Montreal
    #12
    Delaying a unsubstantiated rumor... Just say it isn't so Joe!! ;-).
     
  13. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    #13
    What department store?
     
  14. troop231 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    #14
    Or iPad Vente for the hipsters.
     
  15. Teste macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    #15
    Apple will likely release the iPad Pro without any significant change to iOS. They will just make it a massively big iPhone and then wonder why iPad sales are so stagnant.
     
  16. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Saint Charles, MO
    #16
    No way I'm getting one with those thick bezels.
     
  17. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2014
  18. thekeyring, Mar 4, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015

    thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    London
    #18
    I know various Apple folks have said OS X wouldn't work on a touch screen tablet, which is why they had to build a touch based OS and rewrite/redesign apps for touch based input.

    Now an iPad Pro is on the table, I think a lot of people are wondering when Apple will be done rewriting the apps for it.

    I understand Apple won't build a frankenstiens monster of a device that runs os x and the OS x version of Final Cut Pro X, but why haven't they built an iPad version of Final Cut Pro X yet? Why haven't Apple made a deal with Adobe, say, so their creative cloud suite is on windows, Mac and iPad, too?
     
  19. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #19
    I was waiting on this. I guess I may be using an iPad 3 longer now.

    Air 2 is awesome, but a larger device will feel so fresh and different.
     
  20. CJM macrumors 65816

    CJM

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Location:
    U.K.
    #20
    It needs iOS tweaks. Or to run OS X. In fact I think i'll bank on the latter over the former.
     
  21. hippo206 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    #21
    My thoughts as well. Seem like an iPad Pro would need software upgrades to utilize a screen of that size. I imagine some of those additional features would be added to the existing line-up, which would make sense that it would either be during or after the release of iOS 9. The new features would help drive sales of new iPad and iPhone.

    Just a guess.
     
  22. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    London
    #22
    Maybe at WWDC we'll see new iPad features + apps and then in October an iPad Pro which makes those features make even more sense?

    Like the new layout dev tools for making one app work across multiple screen sizes. Great for iPhone/iPhone 5/iPad, portrait/landscape, but even more useful with iPhone 6/Plus.
     
  23. BlueParadox macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #23
    Is that really the best rendering of a possible 'iPad Pro'? I see big, but I also see a helluva lot of bezel!
     
  24. benji888 macrumors 68000

    benji888

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    United States
    #24
    still calling it iPad "Pro":rolleyes:? If they were going to call it that, then they would have called the iPad Mini iPad Kids instead. I do see this happening, but, the rumor mill started the "Pro" name out of some strangeness.

    Remember everyone calling the Apple TV iTV before it came out? How about the iWatch? :rolleyes:
     
  25. BlueParadox macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #25
    iPad Plus?
     

Share This Page