Apple partnering with OEM manufacturer Quanta for a 12" iPad20
Alternatively, if the Quanta story holds water, Apple might be looking to venture into a new category, currently occupied by the onslaught of Win 8 convertibles, with flippable and detachable screen parts, or with innovative hinge mechanisms. Such an approach would make better sense for a 12-incher, as it won't really cover the obligatory "small and light" requirement for a media consumption device you can always carry with you, like the 9.7" iPads.
went in parallel with suggestions Samsung is also making a 12-incher, which we even saw pictured not long ago. Korean publications were claiming that we might even see Samsung trying to beat Apple to market with a 12" Galaxy Note in Q4, meaning Apple's eventual large slab might be prepped for a spring unveiling, which will leave the field wide open for the glut of Intel Haswell and BayTrail-powered convertibles that are now sporting battery life commensurate with ARM-based gear.Rumors about a 12" iPad have been around for a while, and