Apple could launch a hybrid 12-inch iPad Pro in autumn 2014, according to analyst predictions.
Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang has released a note to investors outlining his predictions for 2014 and suggests Apple will launch a 12.2-inch hybrid iPad.
Currently known as the iPad Pro, Wang predicts that this larger 12.2-inch display Apple slate could change the PC landscape.
As a 12.2-inch iPad would be more akin to the 11.6-inch MacBook Air, Wang predicts that Apple will use the larger screen size as a new hybrid notebook/tablet for business users.
Built with a next-generation Apple A8 processor inside, the iPad Pro could launch in autumn 2014 running both iOS and Mac OS X operating systems.
Wang highlighted his beliefs that the 64-bit infrastructure of the new Apple A7 processor is a “game changer” and will make way for the new iPad Pro.
A fair few rumours of late suggest that Apple has already been experimenting with a 12-inch screen for a new product that may well launch this year.
Microsoft has been trying to dominate the hybrid PC/tablet market, but has had little success with its Windows 8 devices in this sector.
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