“The iPad Air may be the only model in Apple’s tablet lineup to receive a refresh this year, with an allegedly still-in-development 12.9-inch model unlikely to launch, and even a successor to the iPad mini with Retina display in doubt, according to one well-connected insider,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a report Saturday evening obtained by AppleInsider, in which he predicted that overall iPad shipments will actually decline this year,” Hughes reports. “That’s because he expects that the iPad Air will be the only iPad model to see a refresh in 2014, gaining a next-generation A8 processor and Touch ID fingerprint sensor late in the third quarter of the year.”
“According to Kuo, Apple has placed its priorities on finishing the operating system for its anticipated ‘iWatch,’ which he says will launch this year,” Hughes reports. “As a result, he doesn’t expect that Apple will be able to finish the software for a larger ‘iPad Pro’ by the end of 2014.”
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