If a rumor gets repeated enough, does it become true? Sometimes we’d sure like things to be that way, but instead we have to live with the uncertainty we do, never sure if rumors are barking up the right tree until some hard evidence actually arrives. That’s the boat we find ourselves in today, with another source talking about the coming launch of a 12.9-inch iPad.
Earlier this month, we heard about a larger iPad with just that screen size, with claims that Apple was evaluating the design in plans for a possible spring 2014 launch. Today, many of those same details are being repeated, including the idea that this jumbo sized iPad could launch in early 2014.
Supply chain sources claim that Apple already has its supplier making 12.9-inch Retina displays for use in these tablets. Reportedly, Apple’s new interest in devices this size stems from a desire to not let companies like Samsung get a leg up on it in this segment – and we’ve already seen plenty of evidence for a Galaxy Note 12.2.
The only thing that strikes us as odd about all these claims is the utter lack of physical evidence. We were seeing new iPad hardware months and months before the Air launched – if a spring launch is in the cards, we’d expect similar leaks to really start popping up soon.