KnowYourMobile have compiled a roundup of scuttlebutt about a new, larger “Pro” or “Maxi” iPad expected to be aimed at enterprise and professional users. They note that iOS 8 will include the to display multiple applications at once — something Microsoft’s Surface and other Windows 8tablets can already do, and Samsung’s Android tablets can as well in a more limited way.
However, there is only loose consensus among prognosticators like DisplaySearch, Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang, SETT, Korea Times, Chinese news site Pad News, DigiTimes, IBT, IHS analyst Rhoda Alexanderand KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on specifics like projected release date, and panel size and resolution. In summary, KnowYourMobile editors think a 12.9” iPad is unlikely to be offered in 2014, chances of the debut of a new iPad mini in 2H14 are slim, and predict the only new iPad product coming in 2H’14 will be an upgraded iPad Air.”
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