We’ve seen several reports in the past mentioning that Apple is working on a 12.9-inch iPad due next year. The well-known analyst from KGI Security, Ming-Chi Kuo released a note earlier that Apple is working on a cheaper iMac and a new 12-inch Macbook with a Retina display that will see the daylight next year. Now, he made some more predictions in a note to investors regarding the upcoming iPad.
He believes that Apple does not have any 12.9-inch in the pipeline citing portability issues. But, he mentioned that the company will instead release an update to the 9.7-inch iPad featuring a sharper display.
The note mentions that iPad 6 display will be 30-40 percent sharper than the iPad 5 and will hit the shelves by the end of 2014.
Contrary to speculation that next year’s iPad next year may come in a 12” form, or larger, we think it will not change from the current 9.7” format as we think a 12” iPad would not provide a good mobility experience given today’s technology limitations.
In light [of] advancing Oxide and a-Si technologies, the PPI of iPad 6, which we expect to come out at end-2014, will exceed that of 2013’s iPad 5 by 30-40%, which will offer more competent visuals.
Apple is expected to launch the highly anticipated iPad 5 along with iPad Mini 2 on October 22nd. Apple didn’t send out any invites until now, but if sources of AllThingsD are to be believed the event will take place on October 22nd. Don’t forget that the publication was correct about the iPhone 5C/5S launch date of September 10th.
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