Apple will not refresh its iPad Air 2 this year and will instead focus its attention on the much–rumoured 12.9–inch iPad Pro.
That’s according to a new report from Taiwan, where investors with an inside line on Apple’s supply chain have made the claims. If true, it would mean the super-slim iPad Air 2 would remain the company’s flagship tablet until next year.
Reports earlier this week suggested that the larger iPad Pro would be released before Christmas, despite previous gossip that it would not launch until 2016.
The larger slate has been referenced in iOS 9 code, giving us the strongest indicator yet that Apple has something more capacious than the iPad Air in the works.
While the iPad Air 2 it seems won't be updated, the iPad mini is likely to get an overhaul.
The same insider who makes the claim about the Air also reckons this could be Apple’s final attempt to succeed with the iPad mini, engendering a change of focus to larger devices.
The iPad range has suffered in recent quarters. The release of larger iPhones has seemingly sped up the tablet’s decline, with 12.6 million sold in the first three months of 2015, compared to 16.35 million last year.