At the moment, Apple has several different iPads of varying sizes. You have the larger iPad Pros, then you have the iPad Air, the regular iPad, and the iPad mini. However, according to the latest issue of Bloomberg’s Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman claims that Apple could be exploring even larger displays for the iPad Pro.
Now, we should point out that at 12.9-inches, the iPad Pro is bordering on laptop territory already. The differences between the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 13.3-inch MacBook Air and Pro aren’t that big, and a tablet with a display bigger than that, we have to wonder who is it really for?
Gurman’s report in the newsletter does not say how much bigger we are talking about, but we probably shouldn’t expect it anytime soon, if at all. He claims that Apple is currently only exploring the idea and that engineers and designers are working on prototypes that if it were to come to market, would be a couple of years down the road at the earliest.
Apple has been trying to position the iPad Pro as a pseudo laptop replacement, and while certain tasks can replace a laptop, iPadOS still feels too much like a larger version of iOS that could take the place of macOS, but perhaps this will change over time, who knows?