Rumor: Apple working on a Larger iPad for Education Market
According to Korea's ETNews, Apple is working on a new 12.9" iPad for some time in 2014. The new iPad, referred to as the iPad Maxi in the report, is supposedly being aimed at the educational market which requires a specific electronic textbook format.
Furthermore, the report states that Apple could also use this iPad display size to better compete with the new upcoming Ultrabooks that act as hybrid notebook-tablets. For instance, HP will be introducing a 13.3 Ultrabook with a detachable display/tablet in August.
While the new Korean report definitely falls into the rumor category, there's a twinge of interest here considering that it was recently revealed that Apple filed for a patent relating to a new hybrid notebook-tablet design. The larger iPad display would be ideal for delivering such a hybrid design.
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Seems like an interesting idea, just hope it's not called what it is referred to here!
Posted by: [email protected] | May 29, 2013 at 09:32 AM