Apple Inc iPad 6 Pro 12 Inch May Be Hybrid Release Date in Fall

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The rumor mill continues to explode whenever the iPad 6 dubbed the iPad Pro news hits the field. The latest news states Apple Inc may be rolling out the 12-inch tablet as a hybrid machine, instead of just a keyboard-less iPad. Additionally, rumors suggest the date of the release of the iPad may happen sometime during the fall to tighten up specs, including the rumored 4K resolution.

Barron’s reported Apple Inc will be releasing an Enterprise 12-inch iPad in the fall of 2014. The device has not been officially named by Apple, but commonly is called the iPad Pro or iPad 6, by tech experts. The iPad, continues Barron’s, will be equipped with the A8 chip and more importantly, Apple Inc may be transforming the hybrid game. Doubt does reign on this speculation. It has been CEO Tim Cook who has refuted and bashed competitors for their own hybrids.

Cook has suggested competitors are “confused,” because they are “turning tablets into PCs and PCs into tablets.” Could it be an iPad, a laptop or a Cook eating his own words? No one can confirm for certain. The rumor mill is buzzing hot, Barron’s is a highly reputable source and it seems their prediction stemmed from Evercore. The release date seems to be reliable, as Apple Inc typically releases their newest line-up in the fall. The speculation of a 12-inch iPad seems believable, to a degree. It was Steve Jobs, who for his many years with his company scolded massive screens. Then it happened with the competitors and big screens are selling. Could the next iPad generation be equipped with a 12-inch screen and be released as a hybrid?

Patrick Wang over at Evercore Partners think so. It was Wang, an analyst with the company, who stated the following:

Arriving in fall ’14, Apple goes Enterprise with an 12″ iPad. Powered by the A8 chip…this expands ARM’s reach and, once again, transforms the traditional notebook market as we know it.
Expect a 2-1 hybrid — think iPad + MBA — similar to how most iPads are used in the workplace and in the same spirit of MSFT’s Surface.

Wang goes on to detail the competition level it would provide Intel’s laptop market. Could this mean a major shift within the Apple Inc engineering walls? It remains unseen. Certainly, it was Jobs who scoffed at the ideal of large screens, but they are becoming a demand so great, rumors of a larger iPhone may be released in 2014. Additionally, some consumers want the ease of a larger tablet – for work, school and projects.

Tech experts consider the aspect of the hybrid approach. Many speculate if Apple was providing an entry review when naming the iPad Air. An Enterprise aimed tablet could be beneficial for the business customers within Apple Inc’s purchasing parameter.

Further yet is the minor annoyances stemming from dedicated Apple fans if Cook and executives bend into the rumors and indeed are developing a hybrid machine. Lucinda from Cleveland, Ohio has been an Apple products buyer since 1992 when she purchased the PowerBook 170. In addition, Lucinda states she has owned/owns the following products: Macintosh TV, PowerBook 3400, iBook, 1st gen iPod, iPod Photo, currently has an iPhone 5, Apple TV and MacBook Pro. Her experience with Apple is in-depth and she is not thrilled with the rumors:

No no no. Apple is better because they don’t follow. They create and people follow them. This big screen nonsense, this hybrid talk is crazy. The company formulated the perfect method of branding because of innovation. If it wasn’t created, I may not be as mad at these rumors. I know Apple can also take what a competitor has and make it better, but that’s not the point. The point is innovation and this news, if true, is just disappointing.

For now, the rumor mill continues to buzz as speculation rises. Will the newest iPad generation be called the iPad 6 or iPad Pro? Will it sport a massive 12-inch screen to slam the competition? Will Wang’s prediction be true and a hybrid is on its way to Enterprise customers? Lots of questions, predictions and rumors. For now, the rest of the public will have to wait and see.

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4 Responses to "Apple Inc iPad 6 Pro 12 Inch May Be Hybrid Release Date in Fall"

  1. Dinkelberg   January 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I like apple and all and same with the iPads, but the thing that really gets on my nerves is the iPad’s lack of a flash player. If Apple added a flash player on the new iPad pro I would be the first person in line camping outside of the apple store. I would also like to see apple make a line of laptops designed for high graphic computer games. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro just to be able to sync my device to a reliable place but I never use it for anything thing else, do to its few abilities involving programs. I like apples security and rare chance to contract a virus, but I recently bought a ASUS republic of gamers computer because Apple lacks so many gamers due to the fact that OSX supports so few games. If apple created a line of gaming laptops they could steal thousands of customers from Windows and other companies selling gaming computers.

  2. RC   January 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I would love to see a larger tablet from Apple and/or a Macbook with a touch display. A hybrid would be just fine too, it would be amazing. So far, I have to rely on Windows laptops with touch display, which is a pity since I usually use OSX.
    It is kind of like in the past: I used OSX on my desktop but Windows on my laptop because the Apple laptops were too big and too heavy. With the introduction of the Macbook Air, things had changed but now that there is no OSX device with a touch display, I have to rely on a Windows laptop again. They work great, no doubt about it but the display resolution is often too high (making touch usability sometimes a joke, with the exception of some Sony devices with a touch pen) or the displays have way too much glare to be properly usable.

  3. fabrica64   January 13, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I think everybody concentrates too much on specs and hw. OS and ecosystem are much more important

  4. Laughing_Boy48   January 13, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Too much speculation and too little facts. At some point Apple will have to be a follower because there are so many different Android products it’s likely that whatever Apple does, some Android device company will have already done it. At best, Apple will only be able to improve on something that has already been done. Samsung alone continues to basically spew out dozens of products of all shapes and sizes in record time. There doesn’t seem to be much focus but it does offer a lot of choices for consumers. Samsung may just get lucky and stumble upon a hit product but there’s no guarantee that will happen with any consistency.

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