According to PhoneArena, when asked if an iPad app was forthcoming, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri shot down the idea. He reasoned that, while an iPad app would be “nice,” the company has too many other pressing priorities and not enough people to carry out all of them.
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To a certain degree, it’s understandable, as Instagram has always prioritized smartphones as a platform for its app. It’s been mostly smartphone exclusive, really. You can’t even create new posts from your computer—they have to be from the phone app (though Instagram did start testing a feature this past spring that would let you post from your computer, according to PhoneArena),