It is expected, according to a number of tech industry analysts, that Apple will announce its next iPad, a 12.2-inch model, in spring next year.
The unnamed iPad will feature a 12.2-inch screen, stereo speakers, and a second microphone, according to Japanese tech site macotakara. It is thought that the iPad is being designed with education and enterprise in mind.
Latest figures from the IDC indicate that Apple’s tablets are losing market share to competitors. And we’re also seeing a push towards larger smartphones, including Apple’s own iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a result, the company is looking for a way to make its tablets stand out from the crowd. A device that’s as easy and intuitive to use as a tablet, yet the size of a laptop may be the answer.
Apple’s spring line-up appears to be filling up. It was previously reported that the Apple Watch will be released in “spring 2015.”