Apple s long-rumored 12.9-inch iPad won t be launched until mid-2015, as the company has delayed its production in favor of keeping up with the overwhelming demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Wall Street Journal reports. Also Read - Apple introduces iOS 12.5.4 with major security updates: Is your iPhone on the list?Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhana
The publication citing sources within Apple s supply chain reports that the company isn t satisfied with the production rate of iPhone 6 Plus. “The top priority for the supply chain is to meet the overwhelming demand for the larger screen iPhones,” the source said. “The output of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus remains unsatisfactory. It would be challenging for display makers to split resources and spend a few months to ramp up production for a new larger screen iPad now.” Also Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
The report further clarifies that the 12.9-inch iPad is indeed in the works, however for now, the company is shifting all its focus towards meeting the profuse demand of the new iPhones. According to the previous plans, Apple partners were expecting to kickstart the manufacturing of 12.9-inch iPad by December. As we previously learned, Foxconn, one of the major assembler of Apple s iPhones and iPads is struggling to find enough workers to assemble the new two iPhones at its Chinese production sites.
Apple said that it has sold over 10 million units of its new iPhones in the first weekend of availability. According to an estimate, the company is expected to sell over 200 million units next year. The report also confirms that Apple is prepping for the mass production of its rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air in December.