Apple reportedly prepping 12.9" iPad


It would be Apple's (AAPL -0.4%) largest-ever iPad (current versions are 9.7" and 7.9"), and production is set to start early next year, reports Bloomberg. The move comes as sales for iPads have declined for two straight quarters, and suggests the company is going to go after enterprise customers where the larger device could replace the traditional laptop.

Apple, of course, has partnered with IBM, and Tim Cook has said part of the rationale behind the deal was to sell to corporations as a "catalyst for future iPad growth."

Previously: Apple/IBM deal wins praise; hardware impact debated

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  • db313706
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    Apple preps solid sapphire pillow, enables users to be monetized while they sleep. Supports advanced options through new, exclusive, and proprietary Hurricane-type connector port.

     

    Analysts estimate 45M units sold by holiday season.
    26 Aug 2014, 03:22 PM Reply Like
  • IGUART
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    Betcha wish you'd a thought of that huh? LOL Haters gonna hate!
    26 Aug 2014, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • coolpdx
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    Good humour.
    26 Aug 2014, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    Now that sounds like a better plan than a iWatch.
    26 Aug 2014, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    That's because you don't know what a iWatch can do.
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    Replying too: "Now that sounds like a better plan than a iWatch. "
    26 Aug 2014, 08:28 PM Reply Like
  • Hardog
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    Wow won't have to wear my glasses to use it.
    26 Aug 2014, 10:50 PM Reply Like
  • IGUART
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    Finally, iPad Pro! Now this is what the Surface wishes it could grow up to be... Apple, while not first will overtake and lead a new path... again. Someone once said "build a better mousetrap and they'll beat a path to your door". That saying is probably over a hundred years old and still applies today... especially to APPLE! Sometimes just being the best at something even if not the first has all the rewards. Remember folks... it's the 2nd mouse that gets the cheese! ;)
    26 Aug 2014, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • Stan Ackman
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    Surface Pro definitely eats Apple's lunch now. I find no compelling reason to buy the minimum upgraded Macbook Air. Instead, I bought Surface Pro 3.
    26 Aug 2014, 03:39 PM Reply Like
  • Hank890
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    I find no reason to buy a Surface anything.

     

    I will upgrade my original iPad eventually. Especially if the next version has decent ID validation via biometrics, which I anticipate.
    26 Aug 2014, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • db313706
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    MS may have botched their first foray into the tablet space, but the new Surface Pros are real workhorses. Glad to see them turning the page.
    26 Aug 2014, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • tawse57
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    And hugely over-priced.
    26 Aug 2014, 05:37 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    iPad takes your wife to dinner - and she enjoys it....

     

    ;-)

     

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    Replying too: Surface Pro definitely eats Apple's lunch now.
    26 Aug 2014, 08:29 PM Reply Like
  • Lawrence Kraman
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    How about this. IBM/Apple - 12.9" iPad Pro with a super retina display - in every hospital in the country and maybe the world. World class security. Doctors can read X-rays, cat scans, MRIs.....heck they can see your colonoscopy along with everyone else in your family. TALK ABOUT REALITY SHOWS!!!!!!!
    26 Aug 2014, 04:38 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    They can read your iWatch Health Kit diagnostics in real time too.

     

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    "How about this. IBM/Apple - 12.9" iPad Pro with a super retina display - in every hospital in the country and maybe the world. World class security. Doctors can read X-rays, cat scans, MRIs.....heck they can see your colonoscopy along with everyone else in your family. TALK ABOUT REALITY SHOWS!!!!!!!"
    26 Aug 2014, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    Professionals who are mobile (walking around a lot not at a desk) love the iPad and a bigger one is even better for many of them I'm sure. Macs are the big winners now, but iPads may recover quite well from the very slight slowdown in overall pad sales (iPad still dominates al pad sales by far).
    27 Aug 2014, 12:26 AM Reply Like
  • Pimust
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    Surface making inroads in healtcare. Apple's ToyPad's not just up to the task.

     

    http://bit.ly/1tIA2z7
    27 Aug 2014, 02:34 AM Reply Like
  • aardvark3
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    You are on track LK. And let's consider the way young people are taking in entertainment on mobile devices. This is huge and will allow better quality images on a larger scale. Think movies and favorite TV shows. Young families are not using cable, they access entertainment from mobile devices. This is the future folks and Apple has carefully studied it.
    27 Aug 2014, 08:26 AM Reply Like
  • Canadian Red Neck
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    I was in the market for a light weight hybrid to replace my VAIO 16 & 18 laptop and Surface RT. It came down to Surface 3 Pro and Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. I went with the Yoga because it is designed to be more easily upgraded and repaired. I bought the Yoga in a Microsoft Store. Microsoft was selling the Yoga about $300 cheaper than similarly equipped Surface 3 Pro.

     

    I paired the Yoga with Asus docking station, 28 inch monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. This combination works like a charm in the office. Now I have the best of desktop, laptop and tablet.

     

    Apple may be missing out on people like me. Well, may be this too small a market for Apple.
    26 Aug 2014, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • tawse57
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    Oddly enough, I have been looking for similar and have also decided on the Yoga 2 13 inch.
    26 Aug 2014, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • Pimust
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    You're not alone. I often connect my Acer W4 8" Win8.1 tablet to my 50" plasma and external keyb/touchpad combo while at home. $250 tablet that can also work as desktop or settop box when needed and comes with free MS Office license is just too good a deal to ignore.
    27 Aug 2014, 02:41 AM Reply Like
  • Doc's Trading
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    AAPL... lower buy stop on short taken at 101.05 from 104.56 to 102.56.
    more later....
    26 Aug 2014, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    Strop shorting AAPl you idiot. The most you can make is about 2% if you;'re really quick and the upside is about 20 times as big. Also remember Apple's humongus buyback program makes it like betting against the Fed.

     

    Apple has more then ten billion left in its 2nd tranche of buybacks. They may increase this again and again soon. In other words, shorts are almost automatically screwed unless they are fast lucky day-traders.
    27 Aug 2014, 12:24 AM Reply Like
  • Mike Walker
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    12.9" iPad Pro - I want one now !
    26 Aug 2014, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • wetware
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    Competitive backgammon players must be drooling. 12.9" is almost large enough for serious play. Running software like eXtreme Gammon will allow all moves to be checked for legality and matches to be recorded automatically for later analysis, etc.
    26 Aug 2014, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • UnStopaBull!
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    So Apple may sell 10 more because of this. Sure gammon players are their demographic.
    26 Aug 2014, 08:35 PM Reply Like
  • tstreet
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    I think the most appealing part of a tablet is its portability. Now, Apple decides to make their Ipad un portable. I would rather lug my small notebook around.
    26 Aug 2014, 08:49 PM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    MAc are selling through the roof these days. iPad's biggest competitor is the Mac which is great for Apple since they make more on Macs.

     

    Cheap Android pads do not really compete with the iPad.

     

    Apples and oranges,. same as the iPhone vs Android wannabes.
    27 Aug 2014, 12:22 AM Reply Like
  • Clayton Carmine
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    I'd like to see some upgraded components along with the higher price tag, such as higher quality speakers. Of course, they don't need to and won't add cost to the units like that.
    26 Aug 2014, 10:52 PM Reply Like
  • dezee
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    Ah why the copy and pasting of tech? Please don't come out with split screens and video port please.
    26 Aug 2014, 11:29 PM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    Shows Apple is already well ahead of Wall St and its hand-wringing worries which are so yesterday. AAPL to 150. Buy now, thank me later.
    27 Aug 2014, 12:21 AM Reply Like
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