Report: Apple building 12.9-inch iPad for release next spring

Report: Apple building 12.9-inch iPad for release next spring
According to a new report, Apple is preparing a new, large 12.9-inch iPad for launch next spring.

Much larger than current iPads, which are 7.9 inches or 9.7 inches, the new iPad would compete directly with Samsung's 12.2-inch Pro series and Toshiba's 13-inch Excite line.



Apple's tablets have seen a decline in sales for two straight quarters, worrying analysts that believe that the market for iPads could be close to saturation as consumers stick to their laptops and 5-inch or larger smartphones.

The company is also looking to get into that market, and is expected to launch a 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and potentially a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet next month during their annual launch event.

A 12-inch iPad could be particularly useful for businesses and consumers really love their HD movies but hate watching on tiny screens.

Source:
BBG


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Aug 2014 18:00
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  • bobiroc

    I love how tablets are trying to reinvent what computers have been doing for years. They originated as small portable devices and now are getting bigger and a huge deal is made when they get features like the ability to run more than one app at a time or do things an actual computer can do and has been doing for many years and today can be had for less money than some of these tablets.

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    27.8.2014 19:19 #1

  • hearme0

    How much shit is Apple gonna pump out that causes every other device to become obsolete and the fill up our landfills?

    I wish Apple would get fined for littering.

    27.8.2014 21:08 #2

  • bobiroc

    Originally posted by hearme0: How much shit is Apple gonna pump out that causes every other device to become obsolete and the fill up our landfills?

    I wish Apple would get fined for littering.
    But if you do not buy a new iGadget every year then you are not cool

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    27.8.2014 21:09 #3

  • mightyzog

    Originally posted by hearme0: How much shit is Apple gonna pump out that causes every other device to become obsolete and the fill up our landfills?

    I wish Apple would get fined for littering.
    How is it that Samsung is doing the exact same thing, but you only rail against Apple? How about every other device maker? Actually, how about anyone who makes updates to or the next big update to any product? Printers, razors, TVs, etc... Your hatred for Apple is duly noted but completely unwarranted without condemning every other major corporation on the planet.

    28.8.2014 23:24 #4

  • jand1

    Very well said Mightyzog...My thoughts exactly!

    31.8.2014 00:07 #5

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