Apple is rumored to be preparing an iPad that could is said to be reportedly larger in size and dimension compared to the current range of iPads.
Since past few years, Apple hasn't change the size of its flagship iPad. The 9.7-inch iPad continues to be the best seller across the world. At the same time Apple also introduces a 7.9-inch iPad Mini to compete against Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindles.
Now, rumor has it that Apple is secretly working to launch an iPad with a massive display size, dubbed as iPad Maxi. Earlier this year it was reported that Apple would announce iPad Maxi later this year. Now according to the latest report by a Chinese website, Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn, is currently testing a new iPad with screen size of either 11.4 or 12.9-inch displays.
Sources close to Padnews also shed light on the release date. As per the report, the upcoming Apple's 12.9-inch iPad could be announced in March 2014.
Back in October 2013, South Korean website ET news reported that Apple and Samsung both are working on bigger display tablets, 12.9-inch and 12.2-inch respectively, which the tech titans will debut in the market next year.
KGI securities chief Ming-Chi Kuo, known for predicting Apple's upcoming devices, also anticipated that Apple will announce a 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display in the coming months. The device will be smaller than MacBook with all new design boasting a 12-inch display, as good as 13-inch MacBook Air.
Reportedly, Kuo also believes that the Apple's forthcoming device will redefine laptop computing as it will run an Intel chip, instead of A8 chipset and will be announced in either Q2 or Q3 2014. Further, as per industry analysts, Apple's 12.9-inch hybrid device could also come featuring a keyboard dock, similar to the Microsoft Surface tablets.
Recently, Apple's current CEO Tim Cook answered questions raised by media during company's Q3 fiscal earnings meeting. Cook once again said that the Apple sees great future in unexplored territories. As far as iPad Maxi rumors are concerned, The Cupertino tech giant remains tight-lipped at the moment, but you stay tuned to GizBot for more updates on the next iteration of revolutionary iPads!