Apple is rumored to be ready to ship a brand-new iPad model affectionately known in the rumor mill as the iPad Pro with a spectacularly new 12.9-inch display.
At this point in my Apple and iOS Consumer Career I am not willing to rule anything out.
However, when word first came about the iPad mini I went to war against the notion of Apple putting out an iOS device to squeeze in between the iPhone and the iPad.
I even swore online never to get one. Well, I got an iPad mini Retina now as my only iPad (I owned every regular sized from the original iPad in 2010 thru the first iPad Air in 2013. I sold the iPad Air earlier on this year.)
Parts shipments for a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” will likely begin in September, resulting in production of about 1 million units per month this year â€” but with new touchscreen technology and suppliers, according to a J.P. Morgan investor memo.
In order to improve input accuracy, the jumbo-sized iPad will likely use a “glass-film-film” (GFF) touch panel structure rather than the glass-film in the iPad Air and mini, J.P. Morgan’s analysts said, citing supply chain visits. That could be consistent with claims that the tablet will support aÂ Bluetooth stylus, for which accuracy would be paramount.