According to the Japanese publication Mac Fan, Apple will released a 12.2 iPad Air Plus in the spring of next year. The report is featured in the magazines January 2015 issue and includes alleged details about the upcoming slate, including a blueprint with physical measures.
Apple iPad Air Plus will unsurprisingly sit above the iPad Air 2 when it launches. Purported measures of the previously rumored device are 305.31 x 220.8 x 7 mm (12 x 8.7 x .28 inches). The slate is said to feature Apples next generation A9 processor.
The potential launch of a 12.2 iPad would make sense considering Apples latest product launches. The company delivered a significant upgrade over last years model with the iPad Air 2, but barely touched anything with the iPad mini 3.
Apples Lack of attention towards the compact slate makes sense with iPhone 6 Plus in the marketplace. As we found out earlier this week, people fancy their large-screen iPhones a lot more than their iPads.
One thing we wonder about is what will happen with the MacBook Air family if a 12.2 iPad launches. Our guess is that Apple might simply merge its MacBook Air and Pro families into a single product range in order to make space for the massive iPad Air Plus.