Apple suffers production delay for large-screen iPads

Supply-chain issues with displays knock production debut back to September
Apple suffers production delay for large-screen iPads
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By Stephen McBride
Thu 05 Mar 2015 02:30 PM

Apple's much-anticipated 12.9-inch iPad, sometimes referred to as the iPad Pro, will not go into production until September, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed insiders.

Apple had initially planned to start manufacturing the larger iPad this quarter, but supply-chain delays with display units have forced the Cupertino-based iMaker to reschedule.

Sales of Apple's tablets have declined for the past four quarters and productivity-centric iPad is hoped to be the answer to sliding revenues.

The large-screen iPad may form part of Apple's strategy for enterprise business in the wake of its fledgling partnership with IBM to create mobile apps for business users.

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