Lately we have been hearing a lot of rumors about a larger iPad that Apple is reportedly testing at this point in time. Prototype of this larger iPad is said to be at Foxconn’s testing facilities in China, though it is unclear when the company intends to start production. The device is believed to tout a 12.9 inch display, but not much is known about its specifications apart from the display size. Initially believed to come out in early 2014, latest rumors suggest that the larger iPad might not make its way to the market until the second have of next year.
The rumor comes courtesy of Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes, which claims to have heard from supply chain sources that Quanta Computer has received orders to mass product the 12.9 inch Apple iPad in the second half of 2014. The sources also claim that manufacturers like Foxconn, Inventec and Quanta are lobbying Apple to receive orders for iWatch production. Quanta will reportedly be in charge of manufacturing the larger iPad, but it is expected to face a number of challenges during the manufacturing process related to industrial design and assembly. According to the sources, the larger iPad might be geared towards education and enterprise markets. Apple, as always, has chosen not to comment on speculation about its future products.
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