Apple iPad goes pro with a planned 12.9 inch version coming in 2015

Saqib Shah
August 27, 2014

Apple is reportedly hard at work on its largest-ever iPad, with production slated to commence by the first quarter of next year.

The new tablet will have a 12.9 inch screen, which is even larger than the Samsung NotePro 12.2.

The 12.9 inch Apple device will dwarf the current range of iPads, which include a 7.9-inch and 9.7-inch model respectively.

According to Bloomberg, the tech giant has been working with suppliers for at least a year on a new range of larger touch-screen devices.

The news certainly ties in with the other speculation currently surrounding the company.

Apple is thought to be developing two versions of its upcoming iPhone 6, both of which (at 4.7 and   and 5.5 inches) will be bigger than the current 4-inch iPhone 5S.

Additionally, the company recently struck up an enterprise partnership with its old rival IBM, allowing the latter to develop exclusive productivity apps for its devices.

Therefore, it looks as though Apple believes that bigger screens and productivity-themed slates are the way to combat the current slump in the tablet market.

Apple itself was recently hit by a downturn in sales of its iPad for two straight quarters, amid a lack of new models and waning interest from consumers.

About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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