New sources discuss Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad ambitions


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.

Source: The Korea Times
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!