IHS is skeptical about Apple's push for 12.9-Inch iPad

A rumored 12.9-inch iPad may still have significant development time left, according to an analyst at IHS, a supply chain research firm. According to CNET, IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander said there were a number of different larger panels, that could be potentially for a larger iPad, floating around display manufacturers — but not in volumes necessary for an imminent launch.

Market research firm IHS is uncertain how real a so-called iPad Pro is at the moment — despite the fact that Samsung is readying a large tablet for the business market. How probable is a large iPad? Not probable enough for market researcher IHS to take seriously — yet. Ostensibly larger than Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad Air, a laptop-size iPad display could conceivably compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 shown at the Consumer Electronics Show — which the South Korean company is marketing as its most business-friendly tablet.

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