It was first rumored last year that Apple is toying with the idea of developing a larger iPad, which is now commonly referred to as the iPad Pro. This tablet was said to have a 12.9 inch display and it was believed that iPad Pro would primarily be geared towards the business and enterprise market. Some rumors claimed that a launch was imminent, that it would take place in the first few months of this year. However, market research firm IHS believes that there’s not enough evidence to support that an iPad Pro release is going to take place in the very near future.
Director of tablet and monitor research at IHS, Rhoda Alexander says that while some manufacturers have received same quantities of a larger panel that might be related to an iPad production, they’ve yet to see volume shipments of panels. Alexander also says that “we have to get a lot further down the line” to see whether or not such a product is on the cards for 2014, “we’re just not at that point,” she says. On the other hand, it was also rumored last year that Samsung would counter Apple with its own larger tablet. While Cupertino is apparently still toying with the idea, Samsung has already went ahead and unveiled its 12.2 inch Galaxy Note Pro tablet at the International Consumer Electronics Show last month.
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