Larger 12.9" iPad rumored in the testing phase at Foxconn again, pegged for March release

Larger 12.9
Another day, another rumor about a larger than 9.7" iPad being in the testing phases. This time the diagonal is pegged at 12.9", which contradicts previous 11.4" rumors, but it's prototype land, so anything is possible. In fact, we've heard the 12.9" size bandied about by Korean media before, claiming it will be aimed at educational and enterprise markets

Of course, being in the testing batch at Foxconn, as the sources claim for the 12.9-incher, might mean one of many things - the panel could be one of many sizes Apple is toying with that will never see the light of day, or destined for some kind of convertible to respond to the Windows 8 gear assault, or simply a screen for a new touch-enabled MacBook Air.

The larger tablet is expected to be announced by Apple in the spring, which, if it pans out together with the 5" iPhone 6 rumor and the iTV, would mark 2014 year as the year Apple went big.

source: Padnews via G4Games

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15 Comments

1. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

I'm rather curious about how much will it cost, start with USD 599 or more?

6. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

iPredict the future of pads is the Mini and the Maxi, the Air will be pushed out... it's kinda too big to be portable and too small to be useful. The Mini and Maxi are the right sizes imo. Mini pad on the road, Maxi pad on the end table at home. I personally am waiting for a sweet hybrid convertable ultrabook that has windows and android with a decent price. Ya, I'm looking at you ATIVQ but not at those prices

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

There's some bay trail ones coming out for like $400-$500 soon.

9. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Yeah but baytrail sucks, same performance of core 2 duo of 2010, looking more into haswel.

15. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I wouldn't be surprised it the device was aimed at business / power users. This device is clearly meant to replace a laptop. Apple came out with a 64-bit processor, it now has the internal space to pack some aggressive hardware. The bigger size helps with the device getting hot due to more surface area. I would guesstimate the device with start with 64 GB of storage at a price of $799.

2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

march is unnormal for apple

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

*abnormal

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

"Larger 12.9" iPad rumored in the testing phase at Foxconn again" Larger number of Foxconn workers committing suicide, again.

4. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I want to be a millionaire, so can I bet anyone a couple of million that none of those 3 things are going to happen with the exception of the iPhone 6 in August/September.

8. ilia1986 unregistered

An even larger ipod touch! That's absolutely revolutionary!

10. abbashilmy

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

maybe they named the ipad 5 as ipad air beacause they want to name this ipad pro

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I could see this working if they sell it Transformer-style with a keyboard dock. There's been speculation elsewhere that by taking the Air name, iPad ought to push into laptop territory.

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I think you're on to something. I believe this is why Apple went with 64 bit chips in the iPhone and ipad. They are preparing to come out with a tablet that can convert to a full blown computer. Will it replace the MacBook Air is the question.

12. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

In the future iPad going to be 20" :D

13. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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