The iPad Pro is a tablet that has been rumored, in one fashion or another, for years now. And considering the Rumor Mill loves to churn out new content to talk about, the rumors will probably never die until something actually launches.
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.
Apple is holding a media event this Thursday, where the company is expected to unveil a new iPad Air and iPad mini. The devices will be available for sale starting Friday, October 24 according to a new MacRumors report.
With less than three days until Apple hosts its October 16th media event at the Cupertino-based company’s Town Hall auditorium, a new report from hit-and-miss Japanese blog Macotakara claims that Apple will announce the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display alongside the iPad Air 2 and new Smart Cover and Smart Case colors.
Leading up to the October 16 media event where Apple is believed to showcase a new iPad Air, the leaked parts are starting to find their way to the surface.