Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be equipped with a new “Oxide LCD” display, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The vast majority of the panels are to be produced by Sharp, but LG Display or Samsung could become additional suppliers.
It has been widely speculated that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad unofficially dubbed “iPad Pro”. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple related rumors, now predicts that the mass production of iPad Pro may not start until the second quarter of 2015.
Following a rumor in late September that claimed the so-called “iPad Pro” could have a more powerful Apple A8X chip under the hood, Taiwan-based DigiTimes reports on Wednesday that Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be tasked with production of the next-generation processor for the oft-rumored 12.9-inch tablet.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note in which he predicts that Apple will unveil both the iPad Air 2 and iMac with Retina display at its October 16 event tomorrow. iPad Air 2 supplies could be limited, however, while the first Retina-equipped iMacs will only be available in 27-inch models that ship by the end of this year.