Apple is currently in the midst of producing a 12.9 inch Retina display for their upcoming iPad which has been dubbed the new ‘maxi’ iPad and it is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of next year. The tablet is currently being manufactured by the supplier’s plant in Korea.
Apple is currently testing out larger screens for their next generation iPhone and iPad devices, which will include a 13 inch prototype iPad primarily for those who have a penchant for larger mobile devices. Apple’s partner said that the 12.9 inch iPad will have improved picture quality, almost near ultra high definition ( UHD ).
Apple’s long time partner, Foxconn is also testing out a newer variant of the iPad, which measures in 11.4 inches diagonally or features a 12.9 inch screen. iPad rumors have started their own firestorm and it looks like the zealous Apple followers will be met with more goodies from Apple. Rumors have also been blazing past sources that Apple intends of replacing laptops with the release of the flagship iPads.
While their ambition is commendable, it is highly unlikely that the release of iPads will threaten the laptop market, regardless of the element of portability that these devices carry. There is a long road ahead of Apple if they believe that they have even the slightest chance to produce a dent in the laptop business because laptops are still considered to be portable power houses in comparison to tablets.
Granted that they do allay the portability factor thanks to their large size but some trade – offs have to be given for more advantages right?