12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ to launch after mid-November? - iPhoneHeat

12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ to launch after mid-November?

Apple’s much-rumored 12-inch iPad Pro is expected to launch sometime after the mid-November this year, claims a DigiTimes in a new report. Foxconn, who will be responsible for manufacturing the components for this larger iPad, will begin supplying the components from late-September.

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Apple’s rumored larger iPad Pro was expected to be unveiled during ‘Spring Forward’ event which was held earlier this year, but some supply chain issues and low yield of larger displays forced the fruit company to push back the launch plans for later this year.

With lower growth pace seen in the tablet market, Apple has been cautious with the tablets order it has placed with the Foxconn. The number of tablet units that Apple has ordered is, apparently, much lower than what most of the analysts had expected.

The Chinese OEMs are looking to capitalize on the launch of larger sized iPad Pro by launching their own tablets, later this year, with a screen size of anywhere between 10-15 inches, reports DigiTimes. The report also claims that these Chinese tablets will be loaded with Intel’s chipset to maximize the profit margin in a ceasing tablet market.

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The larger 12.9-inches iPad Pro is rumored to come with a new type of display with lower touch latency. Other rumored hardware specs include as Apple A9 processor, 2GB RAM, Force Touch, and a USB Type-C port. A code discovered in iOS 9 suggests that the iPad Pro could boast a 2732×2048 resolution display, a larger on-screen keyboard with new rows and keys, and multi-accounts login support. iPad Pro is expected to target enterprise customers to give a boost to the diminishing growth of iPad sales.

[via DigiTimes]

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