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Report: a 12.9-inch iPad may arrive in early 2015, iPhone 6 should be announced on September 9

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Report: a 12.9-inch iPad may arrive in early 2015, iPhone 6 should be announced on September 9
After years in which it released only tablets with screens smaller than 10 inches, Apple may finally introduce an extra-large iPad next year. According to Bloomberg, Apple’s partners are working on a 12.9-inch iPad that should enter production in the first quarter of 2015. Previous reports had it that the 12.9-inch iPad would arrive before the end of 2014, but it looks like this isn’t going to happen. While there aren’t any details on the features of the 12.9-inch iPad, it’s said that “potential customers” for it are businesses, rather than regular users.

Of course, before launching the 12.9-inch iPad, Apple will unveil a new 9.7-inch iPad, as well as an updated 7.9-inch iPad mini. Bloomberg has it that both these new iPads should be available in time for the holiday season this year.

Bloomberg also provides details on the iPhone 6. According to its sources, Apple will announce the next-generation iPhone on September 9 - just as previously rumored. Naturally, said sources reconfirmed what’s been known for months: there will be two iPhone 6 models, one sporting a 4.7-inch display, and a larger one with a 5.5-inch screen.

Are you looking forward to seeing what Apple's upcoming smartphones and tablets will offer?

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 14:58 4

1. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 299; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Apple now going after Samsung.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:05 5

7. Teejay1100 (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Samsung is now the leader, Apple just sit backs with all their money in the bank and follows..

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:16 1

12. omar300 (Posts: 194; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Lets do a count of all rumors:
1) sapphire glass.
2) rounded metal body like HTC M8
3) now 12.9" ipad.
4) Unicorn free with any purchase above 2 grands(this is my own rumor)

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:36

25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I betcha 800-900$ for the 12" models

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:44 1

16. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Apple was rumored to launch a 13 inch iPad before Samsung launched its 12 inch Pro tablet
So no , Apple isn't and will never go after Samsung

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:30 5

23. Heatfan316 (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Haha...NOT!!! Let's see 5.5 inch iPhone says you're wrong.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:59

28. Neo_Huang (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Even the 4.7 inch one does. Under normal circumstances, Apple would not increase the screen size so greatly.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:10

32. Iodine (Posts: 509; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Samsung also wouldn't decrease size of their phones so drastically to 4,7 inches under normal circumstances.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:35 3

24. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Apple rumors about 12+ inch ipad started the day, they found out that Samsung is building 12+ inch tablet. So APPLE FOLLOW AND COPY Samsung.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:16

33. Iodine (Posts: 509; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Actually it's quite the opposite, samsung started developing their "Pro" line after hearing about iPad "Pro" rummors,http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/10/23/apple-ipad-air-pro/3171599/

They didn't bothered even in making a new name for it and because it's samsung, they made an entire lineup of tablets from that.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:18 1

34. GalaxyS5 (Posts: 299; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Yeah specially the 4.7 and 5.5 iphones and what apple claimed before when saying they wouldn't go for more than 60mm in width ever. Glad Samsung made them do it, this way some people would have more reasonable smartphones. I guess Steve Jobs is spinning in his grave right now.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 15:23 1

2. tettech (Posts: 65; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Once there was just the 9.7, but now there's a mini and soon an extra large 12.9. More choices for the masses who have varying preferences.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 15:43 1

3. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


I already have a 12 in Samsung pro with a spen they are kinda late plus without the pen is not a true table

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 15:58 2

5. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


The only reason I'd buy a Samsung Tablet with a S Pen is for the drawing and writing aspect. Regardless, if I'm going to spend money on a tablet, I'm going to spend it on an iPad or not get a tablet at all. I already have my Nexus 5 and a taste of Android. No denying that the iPad excels very high in the slate department (unless you're a hater that sees in black and white of course).

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:14 2

9. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Just because I have yo use iTunes I won't buy it

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:20

13. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


To each their own.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 22:57 1

31. aba71983 (Posts: 539; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Only iTunes is your problem? Your ignorant and lazy as I can see. It simple to used iTunes like your Samsung. If you want to transfer song into your iPad, just click and drag or sync.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:44 1

27. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They will never see it all they see and think that Apple have invented everything.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:59

29. Neo_Huang (Posts: 718; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I would only buy a Samsung Tablet for the multi-window feature.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 15:56 1

4. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


If I had the choice of buying a new iPad, I'd buy either the mini or the 12.9".

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:02 3

6. Teejay1100 (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I'm still waiting to see the Best Product pipeline in 25yrs, Edy Cue!!!

Apple is so full of it and themselves. Doesn't this seem like coping instead of leading? IJS

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:14 1

21. Salazzi (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


How is it copying? Samsung jumps at even the slightest whisper of an Apple product and tries to beat them to the punch. The minute it was announced Apple was working on a watch, Samdung releases one a while later. Announced Apple is building a larger tablet? Samdung answers the call. The fact is that not only is Samdung trying to imitate products already out, they imitate the slightest whisper and rumor. That is why people have begun as of late calling Samdung less innovative. Because with Apple keeping Samdung to as little of what goes on behind the scenes, it has little to go on. Makes on curious how people even called it innovative in the first place (recall their first like of android smartphones? You guessed it.. looked like a strong attempt to copy both hardware and software design.)

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:37 2

36. Iodine (Posts: 509; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


And it's not just Apple, samsung copies all other companies that make something nice. They patented an rounded smart watch to help them in court against a potential Motorola lawsuit when they will copy the Moto 360. Shameless as it gets. Ironically that's exactly what Anti Apple propaganda says about what Apple is doing.(they copy everything and then they will patent that and then they will laugh at you how they stole that and then android is the best.....)

I am curios how the android community willing to defend anything that samsung does, because it's their "anti-Apple hero" react to this perfect example of shameless copying.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:08 1

8. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Apple doesn't copy they make a product that is already out outstanding and make use of it's potential. So I guess Samsung didn't copy HTC sense with Touchwiz or are you going to get quiet now.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:15 2

10. Teejay1100 (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


And what outstanding product would that be? There is none. We are in an Apple thread and you mention Samsung copying. I'm done, I'm convinced you people cannot mention Apple unless you mention Samsung!!

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:15

22. Salazzi (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Samdung*
Even LG is more innovative than Samdung.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:16

11. wilsong17 (Posts: 1092; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Lol HTC sense what posible use does HTC sense have

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:22 1

14. jove39 (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Bumping screen size alone won't be of much use...Apple should enhance iOS for productivity as well.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 17:01 1

17. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Yes, a pen perhaps, detachable keyboard dock a la Asus transformer series?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 16:27 3

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm ready for my new tech, ip6, note 4, let's rock.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 17:48 2

19. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I feel ya!

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 18:32

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My yearly combo lol.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 17:34

18. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1145; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I predicted that when MS office came to the Ipad Apple would go to a larger screen Ipad size Just as the MS Surface pro line had to go to a larger size so people could use MS office features easier on the screen. you can view and edit MS office documents on an 8 inch Tablet but a person needs a 10 inch or bigger screen size Tablet to really make any serious MS office Documents on.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:40

26. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


If it doesn't come with a higher resolution than the Air / mini retina, then what's the point?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 22:13

30. AlikMalix (Posts: 1002; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Samsung is better with it's 12" tablet, no one can make a better 12" tablet, no one, because Samsung was first....

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:23 1

35. Iodine (Posts: 509; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


... to make an 12" tablet in panic because of rumors of Apple doing something like that ?

That's like saying samsung galaxy gear is the best smart watch and no one can make a better one, because samsung was scared enough from iWatch rumors to rush out their own as quickly as possible.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:57

37. AlikMalix (Posts: 1002; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Good point. I believe samsung did rush the smartwatch, due to the fact that there have been like 3 of them released in a matter of a year, and right around all the rumors of iWatch started to surface. Releasing that many can be for the sake of variation of choice to consumer, but public response was... um, unresponsive. So I think samsung just keeps on making these (couple more announced already) to gain traction before Apple releases their iWatch that they never even announced they would. I could be wrong, but I think I agree with you...

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