Apple partnering with OEM manufacturer Quanta for a 12" iPad
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 25, 2013, 3:27 AM
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.
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make a bigger phone , pff ipad is overrated an dull
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 3:47 AM 14
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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...
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 5:22 AM 1
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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...
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 3:49 AM 10
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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.
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 4:14 AM 0
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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
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 5:32 AM 2
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Bigger iPad would make sense if apple install touch version of osx.
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 6:10 AM 1
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SAMSUNG WILL "FOLLOW" HAHA!
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 10:52 AM 0
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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
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 1:43 PM 1
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