Apple and Foxconn have developed a number of prototypes of 12.9-inch iPad models, and will release two tablets in this size next year, if an unconfirmed report is correct.
Foxconn is the company that assembles the iPad Air for Apple, and these two companies have testing five possible versions, according to a report coming out of Asia. Two of these will supposedly be released next year.
The first of these is expected in the spring, and will have what is described as a 2K screen. The term “”2K” just means that a display has horizontal 2000 pixels, and the current iPad Air already meets that qualification. This could mean that the first 12.9-inch tablet from Apple will have a 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) screen, the same as the company’s other Retina displays.
The second model is supposedly coming out next fall, and will have a 4K screen — one with 4000 horizontal pixels. This might mean that Apple next resolution is going to be double its current one: 4096 x 3072.
These larger models are expected to appeal to business users, who generally prefer devices with bigger screens.