Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Aug 2014 13:18 UTC

Apple is developing a larger iPad with a 12.9-inch display that it plans to begin manufacturing early next year, according to Bloomberg. It's not stated when the larger iPad will actually be released, but reports have swirled around the development of an iPad at this size for about a year now, so it's quite possible that it's finally headed toward a launch. Apple's existing iPads, the Air and the mini, have 9.7- and 7.9-inch displays. At 12.9 inches, this purported iPad would be closer in size to a laptop, like the MacBook Air.

A little birdie has provided us with an exclusive photo of the device.

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a bit too large IMHO
by gehersh on Sat 30th Aug 2014 18:37 UTC
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I agree 9 inch iPad is a bit too small for some tasks, like in my case I'd like to read the textbooks with a larger device. Yet I think 12.9" is in overkill. To contrast the laptop, iPad should be sufficiently small and light to hold in one hand, I think 11" is just about right. Even if Apple manages to keep the weight of 12.9" iPad to some acceptable value, its very size is no longer what we expected from a Pad. (Unless you are a Bigfoot). If it's too large, you may as well get MacAir 13" which is of course more versatile device.

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