There have been rumours for some time that Apple is said to be working on a new larger iPad Pro. With recent reports suggest it will have a 12.2-inch display, be 7mm thick, with stereo speakers at both bottom and top stereo speakers. To add fuel to the fire a new rumor from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News surfaced today which claims Apple could discontinue the iPad mini in favour of the new iPad Pro.
This decision (says the source) might also have something to do with the dwindling sales figures of the iPad mini series. With the latest model bringing almost no improvements over the iPad mini 2, the situation could get even hairier next year and Apple could switch gears and focus on the iPad Pro instead – which also shapes up to be a strong Microsoft Surface Pro 3 rival.
Apple released a major update to its iPad Air but left the iPad mini untouched save for a new Touch ID button. That button is a $100 premium over it’s predecessor and many suggest that perhaps Apple plans to stop putting development resources into the iPad mini, similar to the current situation with the iPod touch.