The Commercial Times declares that Apple has actually started production on its second-generation iPad Air and that the new tablet will start to ship by mid-October. The Times’ report coincides with an earlier report from AppleInsider that likewise stated Apple plans to introduce the iPad Air 2 this fall.
The Times likewise asserts that the third-generation iPad mini will be delayed till early 2015. This is fascinating considering that Apple has actually constantly launched its 9.7-inch and 7.9 inch tablets together considering that the iPad mini was very first introduced back in 2012. Nevertheless, reports and leaks for the new iPad mini have been essentially nonexistent, which might suggest Apple has actually put it on the back burner.
Other reports have actually suggested that Apple likewise plans to release a 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2015. If true, the business could be waiting to reveal both the iPad mini 3 and Pro design around the same time early next year.
The most likely scenario is Apple will host a 2nd media occasion in October to introduce OS X Yosemite and announce its brand-new tablet lineup which will certainly consist of both the iPad Air and iPad mini. There doesn’t appear to be much benefit in releasing the iPad mini 3 after the 2014 vacation shopping period.