The “iPad Pro” isn’t official by any means, but that hasn’t stopped a report from surfacing that suggests Apple is delaying it anyway.
According to a report published on Wednesday, March 4, by Bloomberg, Apple has been forced to delay the mass production of the larger iPad Pro due to poor display yields. As noted in previous reports and rumors, the iPad Pro is said to feature a 12.9-inch display, quite a bit larger than the 9.7-inch screen on the iPad Air 2.
“Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start around September because of delays involving the supply of display panels, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Apple had initially planned to begin making the larger version this quarter, people familiar those plans had said.“
According to the original report, Apple was gearing up to begin production this quarter, but that won’t be happening any longer due to a lack of supplies. This is actually not the first time that mass production of the iPad Pro has been delayed, with a report in late 2014 suggesting it had been delayed to the second quarter of 2015.
Now, Apple is said to be preparing mass production for September 2015.
If the iPad Pro is real, do you think you’d buy a tablet with that big of a display?[via Bloomberg]