Apple to launch 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015: Reports

By Silky Malhotra | Updated 28 Aug 2014
Apple to launch 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015: Reports
  • According to reports Apple may launch a 12.9-inch iPad in early 2015.

Apple, which has seen sluggish iPad sales in the last two quarters, is reportedly working on a large 12.9-inch iPad that will be launched in early 2015.

According to a Bloomberg report,  the California-based company has been working with suppliers for an year to develop a new range of larger touch-screen devices. According to sources, the new iPad will have a 12.9 inch display screen and will be launched in time for the holiday season. 

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Apple current iPad offerings include a 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch display. Bloomberg says that Apple's Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is working to shake up the iPad line which is the company's second-biggest product by revenue after the iPhone. The larger display could be an attempt by the tech giant to jumpstart its recent sluggish iPad sales as people have shifted to smartphones with bigger screens. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller declined to comment on the report. Also Read: Apple focuses on enterprise apps to push iPad sales in India

Apple is planning to launch the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 next month along with a bigger iPhone 6 with a 5.5 inch display screen called the iPhone Air. According to reports China will be one of the first countries to get the device. The reports says that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (32GB) will be priced at CNY 5,288 (approximately Rs. 50,800) while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Air (16GB) variant will be launched at CNY 5,998 (approximately Rs. 57,600). According to rumors Apple is also planning to launch the iWatch at the event next month.

Source: Bloomberg

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