Potential customers for larger-screen iPads are businesses, where the device could take on more tasks of a traditional laptop computer. In July, Apple unveiled a partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and Cook said part of the pact’s rationale was to sell to corporations so they could “be a catalyst for future iPad growth.”
Jitesh Ubrani, an analyst at researcher IDC, said while tablet sales growth has slowed, he projects businesses, schools and governments will become bigger buyers of the devices. Those groups accounted for 16 percent of tablet sales in the second quarter this year, up from 13 percent a year earlier, he estimated.
Apple rumored to be working on 12.9-inch iPad for 2015
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 @ 12:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck