Over the course of the past month, Apple rumors have grown increasingly vocal about the company’s ambitions to release its largest iPad to date, with talk of a 12.9-inch model coming out early next year. Since then we’ve heard expectations shift from that of a March launch to something later in the year, but the idea of the 12.9-inch iPad itself remained. Today we check out the latest batch of rumors, returning to the topic of a launch window, and getting specific about the tablet’s possible resolution.
Supposedly, Apple’s been looking at something like five different configurations for this jumbo-sized iPad, and may bring as many as two to market. Why two, if they’re the same size? While one would have a 2K display (presumably the same 2048 x 1536 resolution with which we’re already familiar), one could have a 4K screen – and if Apple sticks with a 4:3 aspect ratio, that could be one of the highest-res 4K panels we’ve heard of.
This rumor also suggests that a spring launch is back on, and Apple could hope to release at least one of these tablets sometime in April. That means we might get the 2K tablet then, with the 4K version not launching until later in the year.
And since you were wondering: a 12.9-inch 4K iPad would have a pixel density of about 400ppi, versus more like 200ppi for the 2K – convenient that, no?