While rumours had earlier come in that Apple was expected to start the production of its upcoming, 12.1 inch iPad by this quarter, it looks like the Cupertino giant isn’t in any sort of haste to do so.

A] report from Bloomberg now suggests that the tablet’s production, which was also referred to as iPad Pro, has been delayed due to supply issues with the display manufacturer of the device.

As sales of the iPad have declined for four straight quarters, the new upcoming big screen iPad has been widely regarded as a part of Tim Cook’s effort to reinvigorate the iPad product line. According to IDC, Apple’s share of the global tablet market slipped to 28.1% in the fourth quarter from 33.1% a year earlier.

Existing providers of displays for Apple includes Sharp Corp., Japan Display Inc. and LG Display Co., according to the company’s supplier list.

One of the people familiar with the matter also said that the company is now considering adding USB ports and adopting USB 3.0 technology which promises to transfer data up to 10 times as rapidly as current USB ports.


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