The 12.9 inch Apple iPad Pro and Apple iPad Mini 4 are rumored to arrive in this year most probably by fourth quarter. The Cupertino Company wants undivided attention on iPad Pro and this might delay the launch of iPad Air 3 until 2016 as well. The news was published in Taiwanese Economic Daily News Report and cites Fubon bank analyst LiaoxianYi. We would advise you to take this piece with grain of salt as rumors coming from the publication has been sorts of hit-or-miss and not always entirely true. It is also stated that the delay of iPad Air 3 until the year 2016 could be because of the company’s reluctance to put its partner Foxconn Technology under undue pressure as the latter is given the task to assemble both iPad Mini 4 and iPad Pro.
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The iPad Pro is expected to pack in 2GB RAM, C-Port, Bluetooth Stylus, NFC, Force Touch technology and A9 processor. Aimed to confront Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and bridge the functional gap between Mac and tablet, the iPad Pro 3 is rumored to have resolution of 2732×2048 pixels. The noted developer Steven Troughton-Smithalso reports of having a larger keyboard.
According to the report the Apple would not want any distraction from the much-awaited iPad Pro. As iPad Mini 4 is touted to be the last product of the Apple 7.9 inch tablet series, there is no denying that the Apple iPhone Plus could sabotage the small tablet’s growth.
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The publication also went on to say that like all times, the Cupertino Company is relying on its trusted component suppliers but Sharp has overtook Samsung by receiving larger order for LCD panels.
Meanwhile, DigiTimes has reported that Apple is not so hopeful about the future of iPad Pro, a device that could be the link between tablets and laptops. This report suggests that Apple will follow the cycle of releasing iPad models in November first week. The manufacturing of iPad Pro will start in September and we can expect the iPad Pro on shelves in November this year.