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- Jul 27, 2011
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According to numerous industry rumors over the past months, Apple is supposedly working on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro device for 2014. The newest supply chain rumor regarding that suggests that if they do launch the device, it won't be until late in the third quarter. Additionally, Apple has supposedly commissioned component suppliers to produce more 7.9-Inch and 9.7-Inch models for future tablets.
This newest report suggests Apple is expecting to sell 80-90 Million tablets in 2014. The report further speculates that Samsung will stay the number two tablet supplier with 60-70 Million units moved. Here's a quote with the details,
Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain as the global top-two tablet vendors in 2014 with expected shipments of 80-90 million and 60-70 million units, respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Samsung's recent launch of its 12.2-inch model is expected to propel Apple to accelerate development of large-size iPads. Market sources indicated that Apple is likely to release a 12.9-inch model by the end of the third quarter at the earliest.
The two vendors are also expected to continue rolling out new versions of their existing models.
Samsung is also likely to launch more Galaxy Lite models, with prices going down as low as US$129, the sources indicated, adding that Samsung's tablet shipments in 2014 are expected to reach 60-70 million units compared to 40 million shipped in 2013.
Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has asked its production partners and component suppliers to develop new models of 7.9- and 9.7-inch tablets, added the sources.
What do you think? Would a 12.9-inch iPad Pro appeal to you?