12" iPad Pro might enter mass production in Q2, due to display shortages


Rumors that the eventual 12.9" iPad Pro is facing delays from its predicted early 2015 production schedule might turn out to be true, after all. Apple is expected to announce a tablet with a much larger display diagonal to combat the slew of thin and light touchscreen convertibles that will flood the market this holiday season thanks to Intel introducing its first fanless Core M processor line that allowed for some incredible designs from OEM manufacturers.

The iPad is predominantly geared for web and media consumption, while the Windows convertibles add some heavier tasks to the mix, and Apple is apparently planning to augment that with a big-screen iPad, eventually geared both for work and play. However, renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is now chiming in that the mass production of the iPad Pro has been moved to the second quarter of next year, due to potential yield issues with the high-res, saturated oxide display that Apple will be equipping it with. 

The latest specs rumors are that the iPad Pro will sport the same fast A8X processor as the iPad Air 2, have a very high resolution display, and a slim 7mm form factor plus extra speakers. All of this sounds pretty cool, but if Apple does the usual spring tablet announcement for it, the iPad Pro might face a limited launch, with only a gradual production ramp.

source: MacRumors

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12 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Any tablet go beyond 400grams might as well carry a laptop. Weight is more crucial than sizes, because no one love to carry a dumbbells to work

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love dumbbells.

10. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I can tell from your profile picture.

3. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

woah! hang on apple, hang on!

4. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 587; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

the size would do what extra? Nothing but the usual stuff that the first series can do.. Only BIGGER! lol

13. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Exactly... Just more rows of icons in a bigger icon drawer!

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How can there be a shortage when no one is using that size?

11. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

lmao word

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If it has lame hardware, no splitscreen capability, no real multi-tasking and just be another iPad only larger, then that would be stupid. The Note 12.2 is actually a usable device, with 4-way splitview, 2K display, a powerful GPU and CPU and it actually has a Pen and apps that make the size and pen useful. If Apple is just gonna take the 9.7 and make it 12.9 without adding useful features, then why waste time, because you'd have to be a total fanatic and idiot to pay more for something just because its "pretty" useless. Its amazing how for years Apple was talking about how 9.7 was perfect and that all these other tablet makers would abandon the larger and smaller size and 16;9 ratios and blah blah blah. Then they turned around and made the smaller device. Then they hit on large phones for years and now again they did the same. Now eher we go again with an even bigger tablet that wont have any features above the present one. And it will costs $900. While the Note 12.2 is the same costs as the iPad 32GB and offers far more Anyone who keeps buying iPads are not as smart as they think they are.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21600; Member since: May 28, 2014

This thing is nothing but an iPod touch on steroids...utterly useless, especially when compared to the likes of the Windows convertibles and the Surface pro....

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Not matter if it is 12.2" or 12.9", a larger iPad Pro (such copy of the Note/Tab Pro 12.2) is useless without productivity features, something that iPads and iOS in general is seriously lacking. This is probably just another large screened tablet because well, Apple wants to do it. Sigh.

12. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

just bigger screen ipad? I hope they can do more than that?

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