Rumors of a larger iPad Pro have been floating around for almost as long as we can remember, but Apple may finally launch the super-sized tablet later this year. A new report from DigiTimes claims that the device’s release is tentatively set for mid-November, though initial stock could be very limited.
The report notes that Foxconn is responsible for the entire iPad Pro shipment, citing the usual anonymous supply chain sources. Apple is apparently worried that even a bigger tablet may fail to attract shoppers. That’s a fair concern given the iPad’s slumping popularity. It may make it very difficult to track down the new slate at launch as a result.
The iPad Pro is expected to pack a 12.9-inch display, and Apple has apparently tapped Samsung and Sharp to provide the new panels. The device could also feature a USB-C port in addition to the usual Lightning connector. It may even ship with a specially designed stylus if recent patent filings are any indication.
We’re guessing Apple will announce the new tablet sometime in October when it typically unveils the latest iPad models. That should help spice up what’s become an increasingly predictable event, though whether the iPad Pro really catches on is still up for debate.