Apple delays 12.9-inch-screen iPad due to display panel production issues, sources say

“Apple Inc., which has seen stagnating iPad sales, will delay the start of manufacturing for a larger-screened version of the tablet, people with knowledge of the matter said,” Tim Culpan and Tim Higgins report for Bloomberg.

“Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public,” Culpan and Higgins report. “Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version this quarter, people familiar those plans had said.”

Culpan and Higgins report, “A new big-screen tablet is part of Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s effort to reinvigorate the iPad product line, where sales have declined for four straight quarters.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Crap. Our wait for the iPad Pro (MaxiPad™) continues.

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      1. This is excuse. Would would be there all of sudden yield issues? Apple will announce Retina Macbook Air 12-13″, by the way. There will be no panel yield excused for that in analyst’s notes to investors since Macbook Air is real thing and it definitely scheduled for release, unlike bigger iPad about which analysts in reality knew nothing.

        Besides, Apple usually uses three panel manufacturers simultaneously even for screens of the same size and characteristics. So even if one of the manufacturers does have yield issues, it is not significant.

        Of course, I am not saying that there will not be iPad Pro/Maxi, it may be will (or may be will not). I am saying that analysts and media have lied.

        1. I ran your post through Google Translate 3 times and I still can’t figure out what you are saying. Could you post in your native language so that the translations work better?

  1. I suspect there is more to these bigger screens than just size. I really doubt that Apples touchscreen manufacturers would have problems making them larger. There is some other related technology involved. But I’ll never tell; even if you pressure me.

    1. Don’t bother waiting. Apple has made it clear that iOS isn’t ever going to give user the control that he needs. Stick with Mac OS X. Preferably 10.6.8, which is by far the most stable release.

  2. If I predict something’s not going to happen (that was unlikely to happen anyway) and give whatever reason for it, I not only gain cred as a pundit when it doesn’t happen, but my hypothesis also takes on a life of its own. What a great racket!

    So lessee, uhhh… …these stories just out:

    Apple’s plans to acquire Toyota have been delayed. Analysts claim either dollar/yen exchange rate fluctuations or Jonny Ives’ disdain for the styling of the Scion are behind the non-move.

    Apple and IBM’s planned enterprise-focused MainPhone has run into unexpected setbacks and may not see the light of day, unless, say deep insiders with highly confidential knowledge of the issues, Siri and Watson can be coaxed to focus on something other than each other’s ports and firmware respectively.


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