Apple has a larger than life iPad in development, the iPad Pro, but it’s looking less likely that we’ll see it anytime soon.
The 12.9-inch tablet may not even enter production until September this year. Sources told Bloomberg that production plans have been pushed back because of delays in the display panel supply chain. The iPad Pro was supposedly going to begin production this quarter, but those plans have changed.
With production now pencilled in for September, it’s tough to see how Apple will release the tablet this year. Of course, even if the iPad Pro does manage to hit shelves this year, supply could well be an issue.
The iPad Pro is most likely geared towards business customers, designed as a replacement to the traditional laptop. Will its increased size make it a more tempting prospect than an iPad? Should Apple have followed other manufacturers’ leads by simply adding a Bluetooth compatible keyboard? Time may soon tell.