According to a recent report from the Taiwanese publication Commercial Times, Apple could delay the launch of the next-generation iPad mini tablet to next year, in the first quarter. This could mean trouble for Apple, as everybody is looking forward to the usual release schedule in the next month.
If these rumors turn out to be true, then Apple will miss the highly lucrative holiday season, which has proved to be fruitful in the past years. Most recent rumors and leaks have suggested that the next-generation iPad mini will be launched in the October this year, along with the new iPad Air.
Commercial Times is citing supply chain sources who say that it will be the first time since the past two years when the new iPad versions won't announced in the same time.
It's really interesting to note that the same report hints that Apple will unveil an iPad variant with 12.9-inch screen next year, dubbed by many the iPad Pro. Production is said to kickstart in the second quarter of 2015 and the tablet will be released shortly after.
The next-generation iPad mini is said to have the same screen size and resolution, the new A8 processor and an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Source: Commercial Times