Rumored 13-inch Apple ‘iPad Maxi’ Coming in 2014 - HotHardware
Rumored 13-inch Apple ‘iPad Maxi’ Coming in 2014

Rumored 13-inch Apple ‘iPad Maxi’ Coming in 2014

Remember when Steve Jobs thrashed the concept of a 7-inch tablet, calling it a tweener device that sits between a smartphone and what he viewed as a traditionally sized slate (9.7 inches)? At the time, it seemed unlikely Apple would ever launch an iPad smaller than 9.7 inches, but then came the iPad mini, which is giving its bigger brother a run for its money. Now there's talk that Apple might move in the opposite direction and launch an super-sized iPad device.

Korean language website ETNews.com claims to have heard from "industry sources" that Apple is going to launch a tentatively (and comically) named "iPad Maxi" tablet with a 12.9-inch display. Should Apple stick with that name, we suspect outlets like Saturday Night Live will have a field day poking fun at it.

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No matter what it's called, the real story here is the physical size of the tablet. It would be an interesting move at a time when tablet makers are downsizing their displays, though Apple is already serving two different market segments with its iPad line.

Another reason why Apple might consider a 12.9-inch iPad is to steal some customers away from purchasing a Windows-based Ultrabook (Intel) or Ultrathin (AMD). According to IDC, tablets are in position to overtake traditional PC sales within the next several years, and a larger size slate could be just another stepping stone along the way.
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Oh god they're getting worse with the names.

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Lol Maxi Pad.

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If Apple really wants to compete with Surface and other 'large' tablets, they need to 'one-up' their game. The snap on cover/keyboard and kickstand design on the Surface makes a lot of sense, and made it a more compelling device over other tablets. The thing that’s holding it back is the OS and the fact that they released the RT version first. I think if Windows 8 wasn’t such a disaster these things would be flying off the shelves. When I first saw the Surface I was genuinely excited, but after researching and seeing what it could do …not so much.

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Beat me to it...first thing that came to mind....

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Wonder if they rethink the name of this thing before it is released...if not, shows how much they actually care about their Foxconn products... I can't wait until the hipsters finally wise up a bit...and Apple goes "somewhere else" again... (Foxconn will help too..about to make their own smart phones/electronic gadgets etc..)

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Wonder if they rethink the name of this thing before it is released...if not, shows how much they actually care about their Foxconn products... I can't wait until the hipsters finally wise up a bit...and Apple goes "somewhere else" again... (Foxconn will help too..about to make their own smart phones/electronic gadgets etc..)

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Wonder if they rethink the name of this thing before it is released...if not, shows how much they actually care about their Foxconn products... I can't wait until the hipsters finally wise up a bit...and Apple goes "somewhere else" again... (Foxconn will help too..about to make their own smart phones/electronic gadgets etc..)

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MaxiPad? i wonder what kind of colors are available for the body, if any.

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I suspect that apple will sell oodles of them, no matter what name they settle on for the exact same reason that Samsung's Note line is selling well. People like large displays and for anyone above 50, a larger display is often necessary.

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fail

they are really getting desperate at this point, its funny to me.

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