12.9-Inch iPad Gets Delayed Due To iPhone 6 Plus’ Extensive Popularity: Report
It may bend, it may empty your pockets, but there’s no denying that the flagship by Apple – iPhone 6 Plus – is one phone to stay. And stay as much as not even allowing other Apple products to be manufactured by their proposed dates.
The massive amount of sales of iPhone 6 Plus has led the company to take a step back from other products as it focuses on dealing with the huge numbers of phones that have to be manufactured in such little time owing to the pre-sale orders by customers. One of these products, that was scheduled for going into manufacturing in the start of the next year, was the 12.9-inch iPad that Apple has been boasting of for a while now.
There have been rumors about Apple planning to develop a larger iPad with a 12.9-inch screen. However, the Wall Street Journal has now reported that the building of this large screen device is being delayed so that the company can focus on supplying iPhone 6 Plus’ pre-sale orders along with the conventional ones which are sky rocketing.
Moreover, with iPhone 6 Plus entering the phablet category, the demand for a larger screen device has fallen considerably, and is “unsatisfactory.” This means Apple has made a pretty good decision on the right time.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled in the market this September. Though both models have similar features, iPhone 6 Plus has been comparatively popular because of its 5.5-inch screen, whereas iPhone 6 comes with the usual 4.7-inch screen. The demands for the flagship model is so high that the company is being forced to announce that delivery time for iPhone 6 Plus can be from 3 to 4 weeks whereas iPhone 6 can be shipped within a week.
The rumor mill has been occasionally sending out hints regarding the next Apple product, and a 12.9-inch iPad has been one of them for months. The iPad Mini is most likely to not change as there will be no point in calling it “mini” anymore in that case, but iPad Air has been stuck with its original screen size (9.7-inch) since 2010.
Moreover, with many other companies increasing their tablet’s screen size, Apple might be coming up with its 12.9-inch iPad as the answer.
Apple has so far been mute and has made no comment regarding these assumptions. However, with Apple’s event scheduled for 16 October, there might be announcements confirming the development of a 12.9 inch iPad.