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Apple might not have revealed any road map of upcoming devices that includes large sized iPads and iPhones. Reportedly, sources close to The Wall Street Journal say that the makers behind iMac are currently testing a 13-inch iPad , alongside an iPhone with display size larger than 4-inches.
The hot selling iPhone 5 comes with a 4-inch Retina Display, and the forthcoming iPhone, is said to carry same screen size. iPad 4, the best selling tablet packs a 9.7-inch Retina Display , while the iPad Mini carries a 7.9-inch display. Apple is highly secretive and it is not surprising to see a bigger version of iPad and iPhone next year.
Earlier this year, Korea's ET news had come up with a report that was seen as faux pas by many. In the report, it was said that Apple could be working on "iPad Maxi ", a 12.9-inch tablet. While ET news did not specify other highlighted features or form factor of so -called iPad Maxi, but now seems that in real Apple is testing a 13-inch iPad. The release date is pegged for late next year.
Last month, Reuters reported that Apple would like to go Samsung way by announcing iPhones in 4.7 inch - 5.7 inch display sizes. This rumor should be treated on a serious note, as Apple is no more enjoying steady growth in the smartphone market.
The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch display, while players like Samsung and recently Sony have already launched handsets with bigger screen sizes. The Taiwanese giant HTC, who is reeling under pressure with lower than expected sales might announce a phablet with 6-inch display in October.
Another struggling player, BlackBerry is all set to announce A10 smartphone with a 5-inch display to take on iPhones 5S a little early. Nokia, who hasn't come with an extra large handset, is said to test the market by announcing a beefy phone in September. Cleary, major tech vendors have either announced monstrous handsets or planning to launch one later this year.
Even though Apple does not like to be compared, still Tim Cook would likely to follow emerging trends in order to strengthen its position in the ever growing smartphone market. Stay tuned to GizBot.