Come 2014 and we would find large sized iPads in the market as Apple too has decided to go the big screen way. Till now Apple had been restricting the size of their tablet devices to the 9.7 inch limit. Now if speculations doing the rounds are proved to be true, there could a new addition to the line-up, one that sports a bigger 12.9 inch display. Quanta Computer have received orders from Apple for the making of these iPad’s with the launch date set tentatively for 2014. While this is a quantum jump in the size that tablets are normally seen in, it could also mean Apple is testing the water and therefore we must not expect to see large number of units of this 12.9 inch iPad when it is finally launched.
Apple has been keen to have a slice of the business tablet market to itself as well and the bigger 12.9 inch iPad version could well be the device to soldier its way into the business community. Such a device will also ensure it has a competitor to Microsoft and its Windows based devices that are for long considered a natural ally to the entrepreneurs.
Apple has also been reported to have other devices too in the anvil, which includes the wearable iWatch which again is being worked on for a launch in 2014. The iWatch manufacturing is being taken up by Inventec, Foxconn Electronics and Quanta. This apart, DigiTimes is also reporting that trial units of the iWatches had been released this year but mass production met up with some hurdles due which its launch date has been moved to 2014.
It is not only Apple that is taking to developing bigger sized tablet devices as Samsung too is reported to be working on such a concept as well. There has been a marked decline in the demand for desktops as well as notebooks which appears to be the reason makers of computing devices have been thinking about coming up with a bigger screened tablet.
Other publications of repute such as Wall Street Journal and Macotakara had also reported the appearance of large screen iPad like the 13 inch version in the year 2014. This had been further affirmed by DisplaySearch in their columns.