There were some rumors of a larger iPad previously, but the latest report from The Korea Times claims Apple is already manufacturing a 12.9-inch panel for iPads.
According to The Korea Times’ sources, Apple is preparing for the release of a larger iPad as soon as next year. The upcoming iPad will feature even better screens than what we’re used to.
“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,” an official at a local Apple supplier in Korea told The Korea Times by telephone Tuesday.
“That display is now being manufactured by the supplier’s plant in Korea,” he added.
“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 official.
Certain analysts mentioned that Apple is working on some kind of a iPad/MacBook hybrid that would have a touchscreen and a detachable keyboard. However, these are all speculations at the moment, and we’ll have to wait and see what are Apple’s plans in 2014.