As you probably know, Apple is planning on holding another press event on the heels of the big iPhone 6 event the company held a few weeks ago. The event is scheduled for October 16, and Apple just sent out press invites on Wednesday.
Reports indicate that Apple is gearing up to unveil its new iPad line, which includes a much larger device with a 12.9-inch display. The current iPad Air has a 9.7-inch screen and the iPad Mini sports a 7.9-inch one.
But according to the Wall Street Journal, the larger iPad will likely face a delay.
Quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, the WSJ says that Apple has pushed back its plans to manufacture the highly-anticipated new iPad. While production was supposed to begin in December, Apple is apparently being forced to move it back to early 2015.
The culprit? The new iPhone 6 – more specifically the iPhone 6 Plus and its crazy demand.
You may recall that both the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus set sales records, but it was the iPhone 6 Plus that was “sold out” within hours of launch.
Apparently, all available resources must be funneled into iPhone 6 production.
“The top priority for the supply chain is to meet the overwhelming demand for the larger screen iPhones. 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,” said the WSJ’s sources.
It’s still anyone’s guess as to what Apple will actually announce at next Thursday’s event, but it looks like we’ll be getting some new iMacs and the public release of OS X Yosemite.
Image via Apple