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

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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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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:39 1

1. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:17

6. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:44

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:53

9. sniper1087 (Posts: 531; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:54

15. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:50

2. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

march is unnormal for apple

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:05 1

5. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:50 2

3. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

"Larger 12.9" iPad rumored in the testing phase at Foxconn again"

Larger number of Foxconn workers committing suicide, again.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 08:57

4. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 09:47 1

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 10:16

10. abbashilmy (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 11:04

11. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:14

14. nctx77 (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 11:38

12. BigBoss10 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

In the future iPad going to be 20" :D

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 13:40

13. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


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