Amidst its iPhone 6 launch plans, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working hard on its iPad by putting pressure on suppliers to speed up the production. The company might start manufacturing the largest iPad with 12.9-inch screen earlier next year.
With current iPad versions having 9.7-inch and 7.85-inch screen, this would be the largest iPad nearly competing with MacBook Air with 13-inch screen. The central idea is to target corporate users and traditional laptops with bigger screens and even a keyboard dock. According to experts, this is a potential bet from Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) to boost its tablet sales, which are going down for the last two quarters. According to the second quarter results 2014, iPad sales declined by 9 percent on year-over-year basis, which is a reason to worry for the tech giant.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc,
“We still feel the category as a whole is in its early days, and there’s still significant innovation that can be brought to the iPad and we can do that.”
Apple Inc is working over the productivity of iPad with a bunch of new apps combined with its rich app center. Apple offers office suite for every iOS device and both Google Docs as well as Microsoft Office work perfectly fine on the device.
In addition to these features, Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is another positive step for the company. Both companies are dedicated to put an iPad in the hand of every business professional and offer a new range of enterprise mobile solutions. IBM MobileFirst Platform will work with Apple and offer end-to-end enterprise features including analytics, cloud storage, security, transaction security services and much more.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey and edited by Serkan Unal.