Apple has already been rumored to be developing a bigger iPad and there seems to be something cooking on that front. The revelation was made by the suppliers engaged with supplying components for the current iPad version, who have claimed the California company is testing a new bigger display for the tablet that measures 12.9 inches.
Currently, Apple offers just two iPad variants, the iPad and the iPad Mini that come with a 9.7 inch and a 7.9 inch displays respectively. However, with the competition heating up, Apple has felt the need to innovate to maintain its edge. While the iPad continues to be the most popular tablet even three years after its launch on 2010, others such as the Samsung Galaxy tab range, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, or the Nexus tablet has been gaining prominence of late.
Also, with Microsoft trying to break into the tablet space with its Windows 8 operating system, Apple no doubt will also like to have a slightly bigger sized iPad to appeal to the business consumers, a segment that can be considered to be Microsoft’s stronghold for all these years. Microsoft has yet to settle down into the changing personal computing market, where the tablet devices have been gaining higher precedence at the cost of desktops or even laptop devices. As such, it is hardly surprising that Apple will go for the kill by trying to make its tablet offerings more palatable to the business segment after having already enticed the general users with its iPad and iPad Mini range.
However, Analysts warn it is too early to predict Apple opening up a new front with a bigger iPad variant.
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