New 12.2-inch iPad, Updated iPad mini Could Launch in Spring 2015
Did you get a great deal on an iPad today? If so, you might want to leave the shrink wrap on until I deliver this news: a larger “iPad Pro” will probably come along in the next couple of months to make your new Air 2 look like a child’s toy.
9 to 5 Mac reported on this just a little bit ago, getting a hold of what appear to be schematics for an “iPad Air Plus,” a 12.2-inch monster of a slate that may finally bridge the gap between the iPad and Mac lines. According to that site, this newer, larger version could launch sometime between April and June of 2015.
That’s not all — it’s being reported that an iPad mini 4 could come out of Cupertino, as well. You might remember Apple pulling something quite similar to this with the iPad 3 and 4 tablets, devices the company confusingly labeled as “iPad with Retina” and “The New iPad,” respectively.
The launches of those two products were mere months apart, and buyers of the previous generation model were not pleased.
For what it’s worth, the 12.2-inch iPad could kick off a new line of the tablet, sitting alongside the Air and mini in Apple’s lineup. I don’t think it’s reasonable to be upset if you picked up an iPad Air 2 this year, as it’s a great device that got a significant upgrade from the original Air.
If you bought an iPad mini 3, however, you may have a legitimate reason to complain if Apple decides to roll out a new mini in a couple of months — especially if that device gets a major spec bump.
We’ll keep you updated as more news becomes available on both the “iPad Air Plus” and the rumored mini upgrade. In the meantime, would you be interested in picking up either one next year? Let us know what you think.
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