It seems that the good sales of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 have made Cupertino’s people seriously consider launching an iPad aimed at boosting productivity in professional and educational environments .
At least that’s what they take for granted in the Japanese blog Mac Otakara, in which they even dare to claim that will be launched during the third quarter of 2015 and speculate on what its technical specifications might be.
To begin with, it will have a screen size very similar to that of the Surface Pro 3, which at the moment seems to be the rival to beat in the segment, and will be slightly less thin than the iPad Air but always below the 7.1 mm of the iPhone Plus. In addition, it will have a pair of speakers that will allow stereo sound, iSight camera, Touch ID sensor, retinal screen and its design will be based on that of the iPad Air 2.
What doesn’t say anything about is its power, RAM, storage capacity or whether it will include stylus capacitive or not . Here in Applesupportphonenumber we already made our forecast of how the iPad Pro could look like, based on many of the existing rumors.
It seems that at Apple they see a future, or at least they are starting to see it, in that hybrid of tablet and laptop that Microsoft inaugurated with its Surface range and they don’t want to let the Seattle people take all the cake. At the level of marketing it seems to be a less and less risky bet, and the doubts and unknowns come more from the part of product design and usability of iOS on a screen of that size .
Although looking at the Cupertines’ efforts to bring together the experiences of OS X and iOS, it would not be unreasonable to think that they have a plan for a device halfway between a tablet and a MacBook Air . Let’s see what 2015 has in store for us.