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New details reveal specs of 12.2inch ‘iPad Air Plus’ set for release


Apple's new iPad Air Plus will boast a 12.2 inch screen and four speakers to allow stereo sound however it is placed, it has been claimed.

The new gadget is expected to be revealed next year, with some reports even claiming a larger 12.9inch screen.

It will also feature a new, much faster A9 processor, according to Japanese magazine Mac Fan.

The report claims that the new iPad will include a 12.2-inch display, new A9 processor, four speakers to offer stereo sound in any orientation, and arrive sometime between April and June of next year.

Bloomberg and others reported that Apple was planning on releasing the device sometime in early 2015, while a recent report from The Wall Street Journal claimed Apple had postponed mass production of the larger iPad from December 2014 into next year as suppliers struggled to meet demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch.

The latest rumors from the supply chain point to delays that will see mass production of the larger iPad start sometime in Q1 or Q2 of next year.

The new larger iPad is expected to look like the recently launched iPad Air, with rounded corners,

The designs show the gadget is just 7mm thick.

Latest rumors for the device claimed iPad Pro would sport a smaller 12.2-inch display and a profile of 7mm, which lines up with the drawings published in the latest Mac Fan issue today.

Several reports have pointed to a yet to be announced iPad that will reportedly include a display measuring somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-inches, however reports have claimed various sizes ranging from 12 inches to 12.9 inches.

It comes just weeks after claims that the large screen size of the iPhone 56 plus was impacting on iPad usage.

The release of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus means there is now only a 2.4-inch difference between the size of the phablet’s screen, and the display on its iPad mini.

And figures suggest this similarity could cause serious problems for Apple’s tablet range.

Analysis has revealed that as phones become larger, more people use them for watching videos or reading - making their tablets almost redundant.

In fact, the research found that people who recently upgraded to an iPhone 6 Plus use their tablets 36 per cent less than before.

The research was carried out by Pocket - an app that lets users save webpages, videos and other content for reading later.

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