Notebookcheck

Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September

Production of Apple's iPad Pro delayed until September
Production of Apple's iPad Pro delayed until September
Due to supplier issues, Apple was not able to begin manufacturing the tablet in Q1 2015 as planned originally, and it's unlikely that it will be available before the end of this year.

It was originally expected of Apple to begin mass-producing its new 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet in Q1 2015. However, according to Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based tech giant ran into supplier issues. It seems that they were able to deliver enough displays in time. Apple usually gets their screens from a number of various manufacturers, including LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp, and it's strange that none of them were able to satisfy the demands. Perhaps the requirements Apple has specified slowed the production down: Apple's screens are known for very high color accuracy and excellent colorspace coverage, and such panels are most likely more difficult to produce in high numbers.

With the iPad Pro, Apple is hoping to recover shrinking iPad sales and deliver a new important product for business customers. The company has partnered up with IBM to develop a variety of professional software for iOS, and is allegedly hoping that its tablets will replace laptops entirely. Though considering how many people are used to laptops in general and MacBooks in particular, that last claim is hard to believe.

There is currently no information on the iPad Pro's possible pricing, and if is production is to start only in September, we might not see the tablet until the holiday season.

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2015 03 > Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September
Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-03- 5 (Update: 2015-03- 5)