Rumors doing the round right now is that Apple might be working on a bigger iPad version that speculators have named as the iPad Pro. What is surprising is the timing of the rumors, coming as it is within just weeks of Apple launching the iPad Air while the Cupertino company has also started with the shipping of the iPad mini with Retina display. So far as the iPad Pro goes, speculation is that it would be a 12.9 inch device.
The device has been talked of by a retailer of Apple products in Korea. The device would also have a Retina display which he mentioned would have resolution much more than the 3840 x 2160 which makes a 4K compliant screen. In the retailer’s words, the iPad Pro display screen could start the trend of ultra-high definition display being introduced to the tablet segment.
While the talk about the higher resolution display is one part of the discussion there is also the issue of the rate at which the line between tablets and the fully fledged PC is vanishing. Given the increased size of these tablets that makers like Apple are coming up with the time would not be far when the difference between a tablet and a PC would be quite negligible. It is not only size but even in computing speeds that the tablets have seen significant improvement what with them being prototyped for 64 bit operations.
Unwired has been the source to give the name of Pro to the 12.9 inch device being discussed about. The line of this category of tablets from Apple starts from the iPad mini with Retina display, and is the smallest in size amongst the other. It also has the same processor as the iPhone 5s.
Meanwhile, Samsung too is believed to be in advanced stages of developing a tablet with a 12.2 inch display. These tablet with larger display area are being targeted at the business community and could open up an entirely new front in the segment that has so far being held to be oriented more at entertainment.