Apple has decided to delay the release of 12.9-inch iPad. According to the source, the company ran into problems in the production of LCD panels. Originally planned to start production of in I quarter of 2015
Apple delayed the start of mass production of the iPad with a screen of 12.9 inches to September 2015 due to problems in the production of LCD panels, reported Bloomberg. Initially, the company planned to start production of the devices in the I quarter of this year, the agency added, citing a source who is aware of the plans Apple. According to him, the panels for the iPad supply Sharp, Japan Display, and LG Display. The essence of the problems associated with the production of LCD panels was not disclosed.
Release 12.9-inch iPad – Apple attempted director general Tim Cook (Tim Cook) to breathe new life into the line of iPad, showing a decrease in sales of the last four quarters in a row. This is partly due to the exit at the end of last year iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Have enlarged screens for some buyers they replace the plate, explains Bloomberg.
In addition, a model with a larger screen may be more convenient to work and will be in demand in the corporate segment. According to the forecast IHS, by 2018 the global market for corporate tablets used by employees of commercial organizations, institutions, and government agencies, to reach 101 million units versus 19 million in 2013
At the same time for the development of this market, Apple already has a help – in July 2014, the company has attracted IBM to release enterprise applications for iOS-devices for various industries. The first package of such programs was published in December 2014
To date, Apple’s tablet lineup includes models with a screen of 9.7 inches (iPad Air) and 7.9 inches (iPad mini). The intention to release a new model with a diagonal of the vendor is not reported.
It is expected that in the line of iPad in the future will be a new model with a 12.9-inch screen
In November 2014 edition of the Taiwanese Economic Daily News reported that Apple may be removed from the production of iPad mini tablet and replace this model with large screen sizes. A little later, a resource Mac Fan said that the device will be available in the period from April to June 2015 In mid-February 2015 site Nowhereelse.fr, known reliable leaks, posted photos of the case for 12-inch iPad.
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