Apple is rumored to release a 12.9-inch tablet in October 2014, targeting North America's educational market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. With Samsung Electronics also reportedly planning to release 12- to 13-inch tablets, the sources believe these large-size tablets will greatly impact ultrabook demand.
Apple's large-size tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, and was originally expected to adopt either 12.9- or 13.3-inch panels, with recent rumors indicating that 12.9-inch has a better chance to be picked, the sources noted.
Apple and Samsung prepping 13-inch tablets
Posted on Monday, Dec 23 2013 @ 19:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DiGimtes heard rumors that both Apple and Samsung are preparing to launch tablets with a screen size that approaches 13 inches: