Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Something That May or May Not Exist Has Been “Cancelled”

Sam Mattera, who you may remember, of the Motley Fool:

This rumored “iPad Pro” (which many sell-side analysts have said is forthcoming) allegedly would’ve sported a 12.9-inch screen. Aimed at enterprise users, it could’ve competed with Samsung’s Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, and may have put pressure on Intel.

But according to DigiTimes, the iPad Pro isn’t coming. The Taiwanese outlet, which has a fairly good track record, has said Apple cancelled the project.

Okay, I’m going to stop you right there. The phrase “fairly good track record” doesn’t belong in the same sentence as any reference to DigiTimes. At all.

Mattera, again:

Finding little support among developers, Apple has killed the iPad Pro…

By definition, a product that doesn’t exist will have little support from developers. Developers don’t build for nonexistent platforms.

The Motley Fool is pretty stupid most days (not to mention slimy — check out the paragraph titled “A Better Investment Than Apple?”). But this is a little dumber than their usual analysis, for the sole reason that Mattera called DigiTimes “reliable”.