Analyst suggests Apple may release a 12-inch iPad-notebook hybrid

Analyst Patrick Wang believes that Apple will transform the notebook market by releasing a 12-inch iPad-notebook hybrid sometime this Fall. Some believe the naming convention of the new iPad Air, borrowing from the MacBook Air, could signal that Apple plans to release a professional-grade iPad, akin to the MacBook Pro in its notebook lineup.

As part of a series of predictions for 2014, Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang believes Apple will show a renewed focus on the enterprise market with a new 12-inch iPad hybrid, which he believes would fundamentally change the notebook PC landscape.Wang made his prediction in a note to investors this week, a copy of which was provided to AppleInsider. He forecasts that a new iPad model with a larger 12-inch display, powered by an Apple-built next-generation “A8” processor will launch in the fall of 2014. 

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