By Jim Karpen on Wed, 08/27/2014
The larger iPad could fit well with Apple's new partnership with IBM, as iPhones and iPads increasingly make their way into the enterprise. One could imagine the larger size being pitched as a business solution. The new Apple/IBM program is expected to be rolled out later this year.
Sales of tablets have been flagging, iPads in particular, with Apple's last two quarters showing a year-over-year decline in sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't concerned, though. According to a report on AppleInsider, he said that the recent slowdown is a temporary "speed bump" and that he expects future growth.