Apple to accelerate development of 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro,’ sources say

“Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain as the global top-two tablet vendors in 2014 with expected shipments of 80-90 million and 60-70 million units, respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” Max Wang and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Samsung’s recent launch of its 12.2-inch model is expected to propel Apple to accelerate development of large-size iPads,” Wang and Shen report. “Market sources indicated that Apple is likely to release a 12.9-inch model by the end of the third quarter at the earliest.”

Wang and Shen report, “Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has asked its production partners and component suppliers to develop new models of 7.9- and 9.7-inch tablets, added the sources.”

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7 Comments

  1. Ugh, why would you link to this? Who in their right mind believes Apple would rush something to market because of what another company, especially Samsung did? Geez, get a better curator around here.

  2. No. It will be 12.7″. Er, no it will be 13.3″.

    Er, no…oh, the heck with it. I’m just making stuff up, too.
    May as well say they are making a new size of hotplate.

  3. “Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has asked its production partners and component suppliers to develop new models of 7.9- and 9.7-inch tablets, added the sources.”

    Apple is not going to ask partners to develop anything. Apple tells them what they will make and provides design files to make it. DT is just clueless and pulls this out of their you know what. I feel more stupid having read this MDN post. Please MDN stop linking to DT. You are better than that.

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