Apple To Launch 12.9 Inch iPad for Business

Two days before (Aug 27th, 2014) Bloomberg reported that the Apple Inc. is developing a new iPad called iPad Pro with 12.9″ screen size. Let’s discuss about this iPad news through this post. I’ve already discussed the features of iPad which encloses the details of iPad4 and iPad5.

Apple iPhone is an excellent gadget to make phone calls, listen music and to send mails whereas the Apple’s innovative productivity tool, Macbook is brilliant in creating documents and editing videos. The Apple iPad rested between these two devices which is compatible to browse the web, watch the videos, respond to the messages etc. Current iPads have 9.7” and 7.9” display with longer battery life and greater selection of apps for tablet use. But the saddest thing is that the Apple’s iPad sales have dropped for the past two quarters. In the most recent quarter, Apple sold 13.3 million iPads which is 9% down from a year ago. Analysts estimated the Apple to sell about 14.4 million iPads on this recent quarter as it had sold 14.6 million iPads in the same quarter last year.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple seems to be an optimistic person as he said that the sales of iPads met company’s expectations but the Apple grasped that they didn’t meet the anticipation of analysts. He also added that there is still significant improvement that can be applied to the iPad and increase its sales to the enterprise customers. Recently the Apple had announced its partnership with IBM to boost iPad sales by creating applications for business solutions.

iPad Pro (Rumored Apple iPad with 12.9” screen)


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Meanwhile, according to Bloomberg News, Apple is preparing to roll out a larger iPad with 12.9 inch screen which would look like a laptop. It is rumored that this larger iPad tablet will be launched in the first quarter of the year 2015. It is also expected that this giant device would be more effective for mobile business users. Moreover, it would have ability to beat its rivals like Microsoft Surface Pro tablet and its cousin, Apple Macbook air. 

Expected specifications of iPad Pro

Here are the latest rumors of iPad Pro,
1. The larger iPad may be named as “iPad Pro” or “iPad 6”.

2. Its screen size would be 12.9” with ultra high-definition quality.

3. This device may be a blend of Macbook Pro and Macbook Air.

4. There is a buzz that its design elements would resemble current iPad Air/iPad mini.

5. Its predictable OS is the next iPad operating system, IOS 8.

6.  As its screen is big, it is assumed that it would be 6 cm taller and 3 cm wider than the current iPad versions but with the same weight (1.2 pounds approximately).

7. To provide more advanced features, it may have A8 processor chips which are perfect for serious upgrades.

8. Touch ID fingerprint sensor, iPen, wireless mouse and keyboard are its other expected features.

iPad Pro release date & Price

If you’re a great fan of Apple products and want to get this gadget, you have to wait till next year. As I stated early, this big screen Apple iPad will be hitting the tablet market early in the year 2015. It is estimated that this giant iPad would hold the price tag between $650 – $700.


Apple Inc. is planning for the mass production of 12.9” iPad tablet and it will be released in the first quarter of next year (2015). Since the sales of the Apple iPad have turn down for the past two quarters, the company had decided to “Shake up the iPad line” with this larger device, iPad Pro and would target the enterprise users with its recent IBM partnership.

Even though that there is no official word on this Apple product, there is strong evidence that the company is gonna get into the manufacturing process of larger 12.9″ iPad by working together with a California-based company, Cupertino. Apple fans are expecting more advanced features from this device that can work with multiple iPad apps simultaneously.  

It is predicted that this monster Apple gadget could compete with laptop-tablet hybrids like Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Acer Aspire V5 touch. Would you like to buy this 12.9 inch iPad? Whether it would be a true business productivity tool? Share your thoughts of iPad Pro in comment section.

23 thoughts on “Apple To Launch 12.9 Inch iPad for Business”

  1. Hi Nirmala
    Three Apples have big role in this world; the one given to Adam in paradise, the second one made Newton explore the law of attraction and third one invented by Steve Jobs.

    While reading the whole post I was just curious to know its price and much surprise to know its not-much-higher price if we compare it with different advance versions of Samsun Galaxy.

    Its screen size and A8 processor chip is sufficient to make it market leader with other brands of almost same specs.
    I almost after six months it will be in the market because most of such releases strictly follow the annouced schedule.

    Thanks a lot for sharing a very informative post on a very advance version of Apple pad.

    1. Hi Mi Muba,

      Thanks for dropping your thoughtful comment 🙂

      As you said, those three Apples do have big role and they remain unforgettable at everyone’s mind.

      I’ve consolidated the expected specifications of 12.9 inch iPad in this post, not confirmed. So, it is assumed that it would be cost around $700. If we get this awesome gadget as same as its rumored price, it is worth to buy.

      Thanks for reading this tech post.

    1. Reports say that this larger iPad will be launched in first quarter of next year. So, we can expect this gadget in the middle of 2015.
      Glad that you’re wishing to buy this gadget and thanks for reading the post.

  2. hi Nirmala ma’am,

    really it great information for Apple fan and there is no doubt that apple is most popular company in this word and i had also read about last apple company report. it will launch their new Apple iPhone 6 on sep. 9 so it also great news for us.


  3. Hi Nirmala,

    You know I am big fan of Apple and it’s great to know that Apple is going to launch it’s new iPad.

    My friend has MacbookAir and it’s really amazing to use. The iPad Apple is going to provide has somehow same screen and some specifications.

    Thanks for the info.

    Have a successful week.:)


    1. Hi Ravi,

      Thanks for reading this great news on iPad 🙂

      My friend too using the Apple Macbook and I heard from him that it is performing really well. So, I’m planning to buy it soon.

      This rumored iPad seems that it will compete the Macbook pro and let’s wait for the arrival.

      Thanks for your prompt visit with kind words, stay tuned!

    1. Yes Rakesh, 13″ iPad is really big and hope it would target the business people. As Apple products has too many rivals, the company is working smart to present an outstanding device which would be a challenging gadget for the tablet manufacturers.

      Glad you’ve recently purchased a new tablet of 8″, my best wishes to take care of your blogging work with it 😛

  4. Hi Nirmala,
    These is quite interesting to know. I can’t wait to lay my hands on one.. Thanks so much for sharing with us. 🙂

    1. Thanks for dropping your comment Victor 🙂

      Not only you, most of the iPad lovers eagerly waiting for the arrival of this tremendous gadget. If 12.9″ iPad hit the tablet market with affordable price, people would like to buy it.

  5. I personally don’t like apple products due to its limitations, this looks quite cool. I am not going to buy this but definitely I will recommend it to apple lovers.

  6. Hello Nirmala maam,
    I think there is a change over f the theme. Now that’s good looking and nice too.
    I am too waiting to use one ipad since long. Apple products had never been my cup of tea though. but these days I don’t know why I am more drawn towards this product.

    Thanks for the post.

  7. Apple gadgets have always been the best around. No wonder, they are the market leaders in the entire world. I am sure the upcoming gadget will also be a great device. But I guess, in general, the Apple products are too costly…

  8. hello mam, really you are very great, you are my mentor. I read your every article and you motivates me all the time. I am very thankful to you this time also because i am going to buy a best smart phone at low price for my business propose and this really help me out .I always feels fortunate when i visit mymagicfundas. You have changed my vision of living this life.

  9. Hello Nirmala Mam,
    First of all Thank you so much for sharing this informative post with us.I don’t see who the target market is for this.
    They should have this compete with the surface and replace the Mac Book Air. I am so tempted to buy a surface so I can run steam and play with more legitimate games rather than the watered down mobile versions. But Samsung Galaxy 12 inch didn’t really take off..Keep writing…

  10. big ipad already launched now and its really amazing somewhere i also reads that it may be flexible touch panel features including let see i just eagerly waiting for the product

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