The production for the new monster iPad was supposed to begin in November.
But Apple has delayed it due to the increasing popularity of the iPhone 6 and the increased demand of the new smartphone.
However, we finally have some exciting rumors about how the new tablet from Apple might look like, the specs and when it will come out.
Design and Display
The first upgradation is in the size of the tablet. The new, iPad Air Plus is rumored to be 12.2 inches in size, and following the design lines of the iPad Air 2.
The dimensions of the device are around 305 x 221 x 7. As per many reports, the dimensions are fixed.
There were some reports mentioning about a 12.9 inch tablet, but they were soon dismantled by more reliable sources.
As per the design section, the tablet should have dual speakers on the top and the bottom of the device, which should deliver enhanced and better stereo sound.
Apart from that, the device will follow the design lines of the iPad Mini and iPad Air 2.
Hardware and Operating System
Another update that circles around is the new and advanced A9 chip under the hood.
Many people believe that the iPad Air Pro will use similar A8X chip, a 64-bit chipset made especially for tablets, but Apple seems to take things up a notch.
Release Date Rumors
There are quite some reports pointing to the time between April and June next year as the anticipated timeline for the launch of the new tablet.
Some reports go as far to suggest that the production will begin in the 2nd quarter of next year, due to the enormous demand of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Phablets versus iPads
Apple may take another direction with tablets as per the reports the past few weeks that users prefer to use their 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus rather than the 7 inch tablets.
Hence, the company is looking to add more size to the tablet section in order to differentiate them from the phablets in the market.
One thing we really wonder about is what would happen to the MacBook Air family if a 12.2” iPad releases.
Our guess is that Apple might just merge its MacBook Air and Pro families into a single product range in order to make space for the grand iPad Air Plus.