iPad Pro could arrive later this year, with a little help from Sharp and Samsung

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The iPad Pro could delay the iPad Air, cancel the iPad mini.
The iPad Pro is on its way.
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Apple is turning to both long-time manufacturing partner Sharp and long-time “frenemy” Samsung to help build the displays for its eagerly-anticipated 12.9-inch giant-sized iPad Pro, according to a new report.

Sharp is said to have provided a small test batch of the enormous 264ppi, 2,732×2,048 displays in June, which met with Apple’s high production standards. However, Cupertino is also said to have given Samsung a back-up role building screen panels — suggesting that Apple is expecting big things with this next-gen device. Pun intended.

The report also notes that LG also made a bid for the display manufacturing role, although it came in in third-place due to yield issues.

The report finally mentions that the new tablet will make its debut either late this year, or early 2016 — slightly later than Apple usually releases its new iPad models.

This news follows one from earlier today hinting that the iPad Pro could conceivably run OS X El Capitan alongside iOS.

Via: GforGames