Apple Expected to Ship 12.9-Inch iPad Later This Year

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In early December, news broke from an unconfirmed report that Apple and Foxconn were developing at many as five 12.9-inch iPad prototypes, with a potential release date of two larger tablets sometime in 2014. Now, according to an unconfirmed report, sources report that Apple plans to release a 12.9-inch tablet by the end of the third quarter or later.

Apple iPad AirSamsung just announced its 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO, which many believe is a strong indicator that larger tablets from Apple won’t be far behind.  

The 12.9-inch iPad will potentially come equipped with a 4K screen, double that of the iPad Air, which packs 2000 pixels horizontally. Like Samsung, Apple is expected to release this big devices to target business users that need more screen real estate on their devices..

Apple has not confirmed or denied the rumors as of yet, but sources report the company has been working on larger tablets since 2013.

With larger tablets on the way, rumors also suggest Apple is also planning to release redesigned versions of its 7.9-inch iPad mini and 9.7-inch iPad late this year

Source: Digitimes



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