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


The iPad Pro could delay the iPad Air, cancel the iPad mini.
The iPad Pro is on its way.

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


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