The iPad Air 2 was just released last month, but it would appear that it is expecting a big brother before long. Often referred to as the iPad Pro, is to offer a larger screen while keeping the Air 2’s slim dimensions.
Smaller than the rumored 12.9-inch size as reported by Japanese site Macotakara, the iPad Pro is set to see a 12.2-inch screen. The thickness is supposed to be in line with the Air 2 and other recent Apple products, somewhere in the neighborhood of 6.9 and 7.1 mm.
The device has long been rumored to be more educationally and work oriented, taking a direct stab at Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablets. The move is expected to be an effort to reduce the sting from consecutive months of declining tablet sales. Microsoft has witnessed sales of their Surface line increase 127%.
Apple has declined to comment on the device, but the move makes sense as the iTeam has made moves with IBM to spur enterprise application development, and put more tablets in to schools.
The iPad Air 2’s big brother could be the big kid on the playground before we know it.