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An 'iPad Maxi' With An 'Ultra High Definition' Display Could Launch Early Next Year

Do you find the iPad Air too small? Help could be on the way in just a few months. A 13-inch "iPad Maxi" could launch in early 2014, according to The Korea Times. Citing a “first-tier display supplier,” the report notes that the 12.9-inch Retina display for the new device is currently being manufactured in South Korea. The source says that the tablet will have improved picture quality, which will be on par with “ultra high-definition” displays. This isn’t the first time the so-called iPad Maxi made the news. In July, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and the company’s suppliers were testing larger iPads along with bigger iPhone handsets. In October, the Taiwanese publication United Daily News said that Apple is developing the supposed “giant” of a tablet model with partner manufacturer Quanta Computer. According to The Korea Times, Apple is likely to release a larger iPad to “meet growing demand for bigger displays on smart devices amid a slowdown in conventional PC demand.” The source indicates that Apple was “increasingly interested” in introducing bigger iPads, “acknowledging that tablets will replace PCs in an era of convergence.” Would I buy an iPad Maxi? Of course, I would. Still, I hope Apple ultimately calls the device an “iPad Max." As usual, stay tuned. Would you buy a 13-inch iPad? See also: DisplaySearch Claims Apple Is Planning Retina iPad mini, 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 And MoreSixth-Gen iPad Offering 30 to 40 Percent Higher Pixel Density Coming In 2014? Photos: iPad Maxi concepts by MacRumors
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