Anonymous insiders announced the production of a new iPad. This has largely been overridden by Apple’s recent revelation about the Apple Watch. Bloomberg from the New Zealand Herald claims:
“Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with an unveiling projected for the end of this quarter or early next, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. A new version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini is also entering production and will probably be available by the end of the year, they said.
The timing is crucial as Apple ramps up a new product push for the lucrative end-of-year holiday shopping season. The lineup is anticipated to include new iPhones with bigger screens, as well as a health-oriented watch-like device, people with knowledge of the matter have said. The Cupertino, California-based company is holding an event on Sept. 9 to debut the new iPhones, people familiar with the situation have said. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook last month said Apple has an “incredible pipeline” that “we can’t wait to show you.”
It is possible that the “incredible pipeline” mentioned by CEO Tim Cook was referring to the Apple Watch as opposed to a new iPad.