Production of the highly anticipated 12.9-inch iPad Pro has been pushed back to September, as reported by Bloomberg. While earlier reports put the production of the larger tablet in the first quarter of this year, it appears as if we may not see a release until 2016.
Possibly in an effort to boost dwindling iPad sales, rumor has it that Apple has been looking to produce a larger, more powerful tablet. With upgraded hardware and a larger screen, the iPad Pro could look to bridge the gap between the more casual tablet market and the more productivity focused laptop market. Originally rumored to release in the second quarter of this year, the device has been hit with several delays due to delays in component production. The most recent push back is allegedly due to “delays involving the supply of display panels.” This could push production back to September, with a possible release date in early 2016.
Like most other Apple releases, the internet is full of rumors surrounding the design, features, and release date of the forthcoming tablet. Rumors of an ultra-high resolution display and stereo speakers, as well as a bundled “smart stylus” have Apple users excitedly awaiting the release. Unfortunately, it looks like they may have to wait just a bit longer.