Tim Cook has indirectly teased “big” things for Apple in space year 2014AD, by way of an internal memo celebrating the Californians’ various successes in 2013.
And when Tim Cook says “big”, he could literally mean big, with a large iPhone 6 and colossal iPad Pro both tipped for release next year. We’re hearing that the former might land as soon as this coming May, with the gigantor tablet following in October.
Before we get down to brass tacks, the news comes from DigiTimes, a publication with a propensity for casually throwing around launch/release dates as if they’re already set in stone.
For what it’s worth, the big claim here, according to “sources from the upstream supply chain”, is that the “larger size” iPhone 6 is planned for May 2014.
In recent years (since 2011’s iPhone 4S), we’ve been conditioned to expect a new iPhone around September/October, however size is something Apple simply can’t compete on at present. The flagship iPhone 5s measures just 4in diagonally, while Android covers anything and everything from phone to phablet to tablet.
As such, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine Apple bringing the iPhone 6 launch forward.
As for the iPad Pro, DigiTimes says it’s penciled in for an October 2014 release, with a focus on “North America's educational market”. Both 12.9 and 13.3in displays have been tested, supposedly, with the former being the current front runner.