We’ve all heard it – Apple is preparing to launch a bigger iPad. Throughout the Interwebs, it was called iPad Pro and iPad Air Plus; we tend to think the Cupertino-based company will opt for the latter name, but we can’t claim anything with great dose of certainty.
A new rumor coming down our pipes suggests that Cook & Co. will unveil the bigger iPad at some point this spring. From what we’ve heard, Apple’s largest slate ever will boast either a 12.2- or 12.9-inch screen along with an improved A8X chip to deliver smooth transitions and animations.
According to TechRadar, the iPad Air Plus will have dimensions of 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 mm.
It is, however, unclear how Apple will position the new iPad. It sits somewhere between the 13.3-inch MacBook Air and the regular Apple iPad. What happens with smaller MacBook Air is anyone’s guess.
Perhaps Cook & Co. decide to bundle some keyboard with the Air Plus to make it more business friendly. Or at very least offer the keyboard as an accessory users could buy.
In related news, some reports suggested that the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus had an impact on iPad Mini sales. Similarly, we could see the bigger iPad affecting the numbers of the smaller MacBook Air, if those two can be compared.
It would be interesting to see how Apple pitches the iPad Air Plus and whether such big tablet has future in the mass market. Certain professionals will definitely benefit from the extra screen estate, whereas the majority of users may find it too big to carry around. We’ll see… and in the meantime we’re eager to hear what do you think of the iPad Air Plus – would you buy one? Comments form is all yours.