Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September
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.