Apple partnering with OEM manufacturer Quanta for a 12" iPad

Apple partnering with OEM manufacturer Quanta for a 12
The 12" Apple iPad rumor is given a new twist, with a manufacturer from the ranks of Quanta already confirmed. Quanta seems to be a bit of an odd choice, given that it assembles laptops and ultrabooks for the big brands, rather than tablets, but it might be just prototype batches Apple is making before it arrives at the final design and specs.

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.

Rumors about a 12" iPad have been around for a while, and 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.

source: UDN via Macotakara

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20 Comments

1. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

make a bigger phone , pff ipad is overrated an dull

9. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I thought an ipad was created for ppl who wanted the features of a laptop but the portability of a smartphone and yet again I was wrong...

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The portability of a smartphone? I wish I had your pockets...

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Wow, it's really like they're not trying anymore. They just see what the competition is up to, do the same, add in a little Apple magic and get Jony Ive to say they're doing it right...

4. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Partly true. Samsung's more fitting to that description than Apple. At least Apple popularized the fingerprint sensor and 64 bit, which other companies seem eager to adapt as well.

10. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

About the fingerprint sensor I m pretty damm sure every company out there is already workin on it and in near future everyone will b benefited by that feature and the 64-bit processor (made by samsung) came into existence due to samsung's latest technology(@28 nm process) milestone not by just designing it

5. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

They have really good advertisements though, one of the main reasons that they are able to sell their phones. Jony Ive's voice perfectly fits those ads, even if they are exactly the same every year XD

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

12" iPad: Now with over 9000 rows of icons!

6. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Gonna be awesome!

7. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

what an idiot.... make your phone bigger,and your ipad smaller!!

8. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Cant wait for the court case on this one. Get someone else to build our tablet, then sue them for it!!

11. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Bigger iPad would make sense if apple install touch version of osx.

12. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Now that's a good idea. Add a USB too

13. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

It should run osx

14. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Put OSX on it and Im gonna buy it.

15. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

SAMSUNG WILL "FOLLOW" HAHA!

18. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

how is samsung following when samsung is aleady selling a windows 8 12inch tablet since earlier this year? even if its considered a hybrid, what difference is a hybrid tablet different from a tablet with a keyboard dock? they bought transform into a laptop. also, toshiba built a 13+ inch tablet over a year ago...so who is copying/following who? whenever apples 12 inch tablet comes out, they will be the one to copy a 12inch...they also copied the 8inch market...and im sure apple will copy smartphone sizes away from their small 4inch screens. as for 64bit processing, samsung was likely to be the first to use technology in the smartphone considering the note 3 has 3gb of ram...but it looks like apple did it just to beat samsung to the punch... remember, apple was the last to use 4g/4g lte...the last to use screen size bigger than 3+ inch in a smartphone...the last to build anything other than a 10inch tablet...the last to use a notification bar...the last to use 2gb of ram or more (still stuck in the 512mb/1gb range, haha) my friend, it looks like apple has been following/copying more than the other way around

20. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Yeah Samsung will follow apples to get paid for manufacturing the A7

16. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

huh apple with win 8 le me laugh

19. JMartin22

Posts: 2383; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

More icons on the screen, yay!

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