New rumor puts 12.9-inch iPad in late 2014, iWatch delayed

New rumor puts 12.9-inch iPad in late 2014, iWatch delayed
The rumors that we've been hearing pretty consistently for quite a while now is that Apple is planning to release a larger iPad early next year, with the specifics pointing to March. But, a new rumor is saying that the 12.9-inch iPad might not be released until later in 2014. The new info comes from DigiTimes, and is saying that the larger tablet will be targeted at education and enterprise markets.

The news is that Apple has chosen Quanta Computer to manufacture the larger iPad, and that the device will be going into mass production in the second half of 2014. Additionally, Inventec, Quanta, and Foxconn Electronics are all competing to win the bid for the iWatch production. DigiTimes sources are saying that because the size of the iPad isn't exactly a "the mainstream specification", the tablet is expected to be built in limited quantities. 

The report also says that the pilot production runs for the iWatch have had low yields, so mass production of Apple's smartwatch has been delayed until the second quarter of 2014. That would mean the iWatch wouldn't hit the market until later in the year, but no one expected to see the iWatch until next fall at the earliest anyway. 

Given the functionality available on the iPad, we're certainly curious to see how Apple markets a larger version. It certainly seems like the perfect device with which to enter the hybrid laptop market, and maybe even end up replacing the MacBook Air

source: DigiTimes

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19 Comments

1. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

iOS on such a big screen is useless.Apple should somehow merge the Mac OS with iOS(App Store) if they wanna do something amazing with this slate.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They can't yet, probably 2 more iterations of their processor will give it enough power to be used in the low end macbooks and such. Then they could possibly migrate off of intel chips to their own ARM designs and merge the two. Until then they are on different processor designs and cannot be merged. That is why they have already started conditioning their followers (very easy these days) to think of their A-series chips as "desktop class".

15. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Agree. And Apple will follow (copy) MS concept , soon or later. But most amazing for me is , how all the tech media write hundreds of articles about some iBS rumor, but not one real review about real product like Dell Venue 11 Pro. (or XPS 11)

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just like WINDOWS OS. a fully PC OPERATIVE system on a tablet for those that doesn't want to buy a laptop

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think more than 10 inch tablets are BIG fails. The best size for a tablet is 8 to 10 inches.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It should be okay-ish because 12 inch screen size can probably be fit into the same sized chassis as the old iPads. They're probably going to use that as a marketing point and want to be finally be able to say again, "we did it first". There is always a niche market for things like that and someone will buy it no doubt.

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

okay wait, did you just judge something that isn't even confirmed yet? does "mainstream specification" mean anything to you? SMH

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Confirmed or not confirmed,I just stated my idea Does "freedom of speech" mean anything to you?

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You have a twisted understanding, it's just a rumor mill and you 'state your idea' on a product supposedly without mainstream specifications? Oh God no, I don't wish to end up with those circular logic arguments

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Thank you for calling my mind twisted! Just please read my comment once more. have I talked about any special brand or product? I just talked about the size of tablets. Does it hurt you?

3. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

They would have to change the hole UI in my opinion but since it's suited for design and apps like Procreate with 4K or even bigger files this would be amazing.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Whole"

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That iWatch will never be released at this rate. Even they can't get it to be "useful" in any significant way. Hopefully it was all a diversion to throw the competition off so they can release something amazing (one can dream).

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Who in their right mind believes anything from Digitimes? Please preface all DigiTimes stories with "BS ALERT", Apple doesn't talk about sources for new products, nor let them talk. Likely false.

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Digitimes also mentioned Santa Claus is real. I'm Shook!

14. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

If it really will be geared towards education, then it must have a stylus like the Notes do in my opinion. I sold my Ipad 4 for a Note 10.1 2014 just because of the stylus and its use for note taking. The ability to hand write on a tablet is nothing short of amazing and I will never buy a tablet without that ability in the future. There is no need for notebooks anymore, my Note can handle everything with ease. I can even put my text books into it and use split screen. All I have to carry to class now is my Note. Welcome to the future! I love Apple products, but this is one feature that I can't live without.

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lumia 2520.. I'll take that instead.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's not a new rumor just a larger size ipad and we already know the iwatch been delayed since late summer.

19. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

this is only rumor, and part a verry bad is iwatch delay again.

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