The dust on Apple’s latest iPads has barely settled and news about newer iterations of the iPad has already hit headlines. We know that Apple plans a bigger display for its alleged iPhone 6, and now news has it that the display size of the upcoming iPad will go beyond 9.7-inch. International Business Times reports that Apple is working on a 12.9-inch iPad with high-resolution display. The iteration will reportedly be a blend of the Macbook Pro and Macbook Air, but without a keyboard. The upcoming model is currently being called iPad Pro. Very apt, we must say.
Further strengthening the report, Korea Times had reported that Apple is working with one of its first-tier display suppliers to develop a 12.9-inch Retina display. The panel is being manufactured in Korea and is said to feature UHD (ultra high definition) displays.
According to the report, one can expect two variants of the iPad – one with 2K display coming in April 2014 and another with 4K display slated for October 2014 launch.
New iPad with a 12.9-inch display?
These reports fall in line with some previous rumours and speculations that claimed Apple is working on a 12-inch plus display. A previous report claimed that Foxconn was already at work on a 12.9-inch version of the iPad. There are also talks that Apple might additionally be working on a new keyboard cover, similar to what we have seen with the Microsoft Surface tablets in the past. Apparently, the company has been testing different styles of the cover.
Apple recently released its new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in India. Surprisingly, it is the larger and more expensive iPad Air that is attracting the Indian audiences. The iPad Air is available at a starting price of Rs 35,900 for 16GB Wi-Fi-only model while the 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular is priced at Rs 44,900. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Wi-Fi only models are priced at Rs 42,900, Rs 49,900 and Rs 56,900 respectively. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at Rs 51,900, Rs 58,900 and Rs 65,900, respectively.
The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models of the 16GB iPad mini with Retina display are priced at Rs 28,900 and Rs 37,900 respectively. The 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB Wi-Fi only models are priced at Rs 35,900, Rs 42,900 and Rs 49,900 respectively. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at Rs 44,900, 51,900 and Rs 58,900 respectively.