Apple and Samsung are reportedly working on large tablets having display size of around 12-inches. Previously, it was reported that Apple would launch its iPad Maxi sometime in 2014.
On the other hand, the rumors of Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 had surfaced few days before the official launch of Galaxy Note 3. In a report published in Taiwan's Digitimes, it is clearly stated that the Cupertino-based giant and South Korea's biggest electronics makers are working on respective tablets having display size of 12-inches.
Apple is working closely with Quanta computer on a secretive project. Quanta computer could be the same contract manufacturer that is said to make Apple's first smartwatch. As far as Samsung is concerned, it is largely believed that the makers behind Galaxy S4 are working a 12-inch tablet without any help. Samsung had plans to launch this forthcoming 12-inch tablet as Nexus 10 2.
It is said that Google is currently more inclined towards 7-inch form factor tablets. Moreover, Asus could be the lead tech vendor who got a mandate to manufacture upcoming Nexus 10. The rumored tablet is said to be announced on October 31 with Android 4.4 Kitkat.
This year probably we won't see these rumored 12-inch tablets from Apple and Samsung. Since CES 2014 is not far away; expect Samsung's Note 12.2 (rumored name) to be launched in January or February (MWC 2014).
The rumored iPad Maxi had been talk of the town over the last few months. Back in March, South Korea's ET news had informed that Apple could announce the iPad Maxi, a 12.9-inch tablet, next year.
Again in July, the supposed iPad Maxi made bold headlines. Sources close to the Wall Street Journal speculated that Apple had tested a 13-inch iPad. The internal hardware of iPad Maxi is still unknown but it is believed that Apple will use same A7-64bit found inside iPhone 5S.
The makers behind iPod are rumored to announce updated iPads on October 22. Last week, gossip mills reported that Apple would introduce two new models of iPad. Both the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 would have A7-64bit chipset inside. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!