Apple is reportedly working on a new 12-inch version of the iPad with manufacturing partner Quanta Computer.
Apple Inc, world's largest tablet manufacturer, has reportedly joined hands with its long time partner, Quanta Computer, to build a new 12-inch version of the iPad, according to the Chinese publication, United Daily News. The Cupertino-based tech giant has gained immense success with its record breaking iPad sales. So it is not hard to believe the company is working on a new device for its iPad lineup.
Apple partnered with Quanta Computer for the manufacture of its video-enabled iPod in 2006 and the latest MacBook Air lineup. Quanta Computer is the world's largest manufacturer of notebook computers. Hence, Apple's decision to choose the Taiwan-based manufacturer for its next large screen iPad is quite obvious.
The details of the yet-to-be confirmed larger iPads remain scanty but considering it will succeed its 9.7-inch iPad, we can hope to find all the features from the current model in addition to new ones.
Apple has long been rumored to be working on large screen iPads and iPhones, bigger than its current 9.7-inch iPad and much bigger than the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. In July, Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was testing the larger iPad and iPhone screens.
Tablet PCs have pushed out the laptop dominance in the market, which is forcing companies to invent new, innovative technologies packed into sleek and stylish tablets. Apple is expected to launch the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini before the end of 2013. Both iPads will continue with similar screen sizes but will debut the newest technology. The next-gen 9.7-inch iPad will reportedly take a page from the iPad Mini's styling, and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini will boast Retina display.
Apple finally rolled out its long-due update to its iMac lineup by adding Intel's newest fourth generation Haswell Processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage. We'll soon find out what else Apple has up its sleeve.