You may have heard a lot of rumors recently that Apple is working on a larger iPad and while no one knows for sure whether or not that device is going to see the light of day, a new rumor has surfaced today claiming that Microsoft is now mulling over a larger Surface Pro tablet. Apparently Microsoft is toying with this idea following an improvement in the sales of its Surface Pro 3 tablet.
The rumor comes from Digitimes which cites industry sources. Previously rumors claimed that Microsoft may kill the Surface tablets altogether because sales had largely been flat due to high pricing.
No one needs to remind Microsoft that the Surface is not a market leader when it comes to tablets. Data from various market research firms show that Windows powered tablets accounted for only 3 percent of the entire global tablet market share.
Nevertheless the rumor claims that Microsoft’s 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has fared much better. The company itself announced a 127 percent year-over-year increase in quarterly revenues for the Surface business which reached $908 million in the third quarter of this year.
Industry sources now believed that Microsoft may develop larger Surface Pro tablets with 13 or 14-inch displays, with the tablets being geared towards the business market.
Microsoft has not confirmed this rumor and neither has it said anything at this point in time regarding the future of the Surface Pro, so take this with a grain of salt.