According to Japanese online publication Macotakara, which bases its news on a report from the Japanese MacFan magazine, the will be called the Air Plus, and this device is expected to have a 12.2in screen thus making it a rather large tablet. MacFan claims to have a of the rumoured tablet.
The 12.2in iPad Air Plus could be launched in the first half of 2015, with the first set of tablets shipping between April-June 2015.
There is speculation that the Apple iPad Air Plus tablet could well incorporate Apple's latest A9 processors. The Japanese publication adds that the device will feature four built-in speakers, placed at the corners of the short sides of the tablet, and it will be able to correctly orient when it is rotated.
Along with the new iPad Air Plus, Apple is rumoured to be planning a launch of the iPad Mini 4, driven by its A8X processor family, in 2015.