According to Digitimes, which cites officials from the Taiwan-based supply chain. Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain the two largest tablet sellers in the world in 2014 with expected deliveries of 80 to 90 and 60 to 70 million units, respectively.
The recent presentation by Samsung of its 12.2-inch models (read: iPad Pro: ahead of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro and NotePro) should force Apple to accelerate the development of its large iPad or iPad Pro.
Furthermore, Digitimes reports that other sources in the market indicate that the apple firm is likely to produce its model of 12.9 inch by the end of the third quarter. The two suppliers are also expected to continue production of their existing models, such as the iPad Air or the iPad Mini with Retina display for Apple.
In addition, Samsung is likely to launch several Galaxy Lite models, with prices starting at $ 129. Deliveries of the brand’s tablets in 2014 are expected to reach 60 to 70 million units against 40 million in 2013. Meanwhile, the Cupertino company would have asked its production partners and component suppliers to develop new models of 7.9 and 9.7 inch tiles…