Apple might have dabbled in the WWDC 2015 of late and wowed us with Apple Pay and its streaming service but it cannot hide the dip in sales for its iPad over the last year or so. When the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 last year in October, we had been haggling for a glimpse but soon lost interest thanks to more handy and more functional tabs that came at prices that were bargains from Samsung and few upstart brands.
Recently the rumored “iPad Pro” or “iPad Plus” are making waves as the next big thing for Apple though.
This upcoming iPad Pro is set to feature about 12.9-incher as its touch screen, according to Apple Insider. This lends much bulk to it over and above the earlier iPads that had 7.9-inches screen on the Mini 3 and a 9.7-incher on Air 2.
The Air 2 wowed us with its 6.1 millimetres thickness but the rumored new variant could be sleeker still, though we wonder how.Amid speculation that the Cupertino maker could introduce this so called iPad Pro at the WWDC, we were left wanting till the end. The trend is generally a November or October release for iPads right after an iPhone variant announcement annually!
If the conjectures are to come true then by this time, Apple will have vested the rumored iPad Pro or Mini 4 with the already famous iOS 9.
As reported earlier, US-based tech giant Apple is likely to have an eventful year ahead as its three next-generation devices – iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 – are expected to enter mass production in September 2014. The company has already reportedly started the mass production of the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6.
According to new information out of China, the mass production of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 will start later than initially planned. This suggests a delayed launch for these products.
The recent reports have claimed that Apple is scheduled to release two versions of iPhone 6 this year, with one having a 4.7-inch display and the other boasting a 5.5- or 5.7-inch screen. The smartphone is likely to be equipped with Apple’s next OS version, iOS 8, and it would be more scratch resistant as compared to the screens of the current iPhones. The smartphone is also likely to sport several other features, including 64-bit mobile processor, a clock speed of 2.6GHz and improved RAM. Additionally, it would have an advanced version of the camera along with optical image stabilization.
Apple has so far launched five iPad versions, and has continuously worked towards refreshing the line every year. Several reports have emerged online regarding the release of a second iPad Air. However, Apple is still to make an official announcement over it.