Apple’s suppliers are all gearing for the long-rumoured largest-ever iPad with a 12.9-inch screen to hit the production lines by early next year, claims a new report.
Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the Cupertino’s plans, reports that Apple will start the production of the larger tablet in the first quarter of 2015, bumping the screen sizes of the existing iPad line-up with 7.9-inch and 9.7-inch displays. However, Apple has refused to comment on the report.
Sources claim that the company had been working with it suppliers for at least year for developing a new range of devices with larger touch screens. There isn’t much information about the larger iPad as of now, except for the screen size. Rumours have it that the larger iPad could be the much-rumoured “iPad Pro,” speculated to be unveiled next year.
Earlier this year, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 12.9-inch iPad will not be ready for a fall 2014 launch, as he expected that the device will require a revised iOS version to take advantage of the larger display.
Apple is also said to be increasing the screen size of the iPhone line-up, as the sources have said that the company will be launching new bigger-display iPhones at the September 9 event. Cupertino is expected to take the wraps off the next generation iPhone 6 smartphones to hit the shelves in 2 different variants – 4.7 and 5.5-inch devices.