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This article was published on October 9, 2014


WSJ: Apple holds back larger iPad release to 2015, so suppliers can meet iPhone 6 demand

WSJ: Apple holds back larger iPad release to 2015, so suppliers can meet iPhone 6 demand Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Apple may well have started sending out invites for what is widely expected to be the launch of a new iPad (or iPads) alongside a refreshed iMac range, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that any plans to start selling an iPad with a larger display may be pushed back to early next year.

According to the report, which cites the usual “people familiar with the matter” as the source of the info, rumors of a 12.9-inch device arriving by Christmas aren’t likely to be fulfilled as suppliers are too busy trying to keep up with demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.

Of course, it’s quite hard for a product that hasn’t yet been announced to be officially delayed, but even if true, having to hold your next product back a little because there’s too much demand for your current newest models is the sort of problem most companies can probably live with. We’ll find out what Apple has in store on October 16.

➤ Larger Apple iPad to Be Delayed [The Wall Street Jounrnal]

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