Rumors claim that Apple would be announcing a 12.9 inch iPad the coming year. Korea Times reports that a first tier Apple’s display supplier has already start working on the new 12.9 inch iPad display panels. This bigger iPad would be an immediate successor to the latest iPad 5 and would be launched sometime next year.
Korea Times contacted an employee at a local Apple supplier and was informed about the big move by Apple.
“Apple’s local first-tier display supplier is now producing a 12.9-inch Retina Display to be used in the new iPad, which will be coming out sometime early next year,” reported the employee.
“That display is now being manufactured by the supplier’s plant in Korea,” he added.
The justification to this act by Apple is their believed fact that tablets will soon overpower PCs. Although PCs are several times powerful in terms of processing than the tablets but the fact that tablets are portable and handy and do most of the digital tasks easily, the processing power does not stand as a reasonable factor between the two.
Apple therefore decides to jump from the current 9.7 inch to a 12.9 inch display for the iPads so as to make the tablet use more efficient and easy.
The 12.9 inch iPad will not only look good but will also be bringing some new technology with advanced features.
“The 12.9-inch iPad will have improved picture quality. As the Apple partner intends to boost its lineup for displays that have almost ultra high-definition (UHD) quality, the upcoming iPad will provide very clear quality similar to that of UHD,” said the employee at the local Apple supplier.
WSJ in July this year reported that Apple is testing a 13-inch display. DisplaySearch reported the screen resolution for that new bigger iPad to be 2732×2048. Considering the fact that the new iPad screens are sais to be big and clearer, that news about the resolution might actually be correct.
The next iPad release would probably be made in the upcoming year along with the updated revisions of several other Apple products that need it. Apple might also be thinking about launching bigger screens for its upcoming iPhone models.