iPad Pro Coming Late 2014, but why?

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chris

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News today, which is consistent with a few older stories, that Apple is working on an iPad Pro. A larger iPad than the current iPad Air, to the tune of 12.9-inches. This is going to be one big iPad. So why is Apple going bigger? Is this a play to get into education institutions, desktop PC/Mac replacements?

Trying to rack my brain, but we haven't seen any 12.9-inch tablets, at least mainstream. Most are tied to the 9.7-inch size or thereabouts.

Why is Apple making an iPad Pro and is this a product that you would buy? I'd love to hear what people in the community think about a giant iPad.
 

Ledsteplin

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Many businessses (stores) are using iPads now at the register for many uses. I had to sign for my meds on one yesterday at my pharmacy. A larger iPad might work better for that. The education and businesss market may be their target. I just don't know about home use. I wouldn't want one that big.
 

bballrob

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I just downsized to the Mini with Retina display. It was definitely the right decision at the time, however, I'm now going through a change in life that has me reconsidering in in favor of the iPad Air. To me, 12.9 inches is too big for an iPad. That's laptop market there.
 

Michael Baturin

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An iPad Pro at 12.9" running iOS wouldn't excite me, but if it ran OS-X with full touch capabilities I think they'd have a big hit on their hands.
I agree. If they can create a good user experience having some kind of iOS/OSX combination, a larger screened iPad would make sense. Just having the iPad with a larger screen running iOS seems counter intuitive.


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