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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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Apple Reportedly Launching Larger iPad in October 2014, Larger iPhone in May 2014




Following a report last month stating that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had landed the contract to mass-produce a larger-sized iPad for late 2014, Digitimes is reporting that the 12.9-inch tablet will be released in October 2014 and will target North America's educational market. Apple is also said to be examining the possibility of replacing the 11-inch MacBook Air with the larger iPad.

12.9-inch iPad (left) with 13-inch MacBook Air (right)
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Apple's large-size tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, and was originally expected to adopt either 12.9- or 13.3-inch panels, with recent rumors indicating that 12.9-inch has a better chance to be picked, the sources noted.
The report also states that Apple is planning to release a larger size iPhone in May 2014, using a 20nm processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Reports of a next-generation iPhone featuring a larger screen have surfaced occasionally throughout the past year, while the claim of an A8 processor made by TSMC is follows a report in June stating that the company had struck a three-year deal with Apple to produce A-series chips starting in 2014.

However, a May 2014 release date for the next iPhone would be somewhat of a surprising move by Apple, considering that the most recent reports have stated that the larger-screened iPhone will debut in late 2014. A release then would be in line with the October 2011 launch of the iPhone 4s, the September 2012 launch of the iPhone 5, and the September 2013 launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c.

A report last month from The Korea Times indicated that production of a 12.9-inch Retina Display to be used in a next-generation iPad was already underway at an Apple supplier in Korea, with a target date of early 2014. The larger tablet is also said to carry an improved display nearing ultra high-definition (UHD) quality, which would be significantly bigger and contain more pixels than Apple's current 9.7-inch iPad Air.

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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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I still think this 12.9" device IS the new MacBook Air!
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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If i added up all the "bigger" rumors, i would have my apple TV.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:25 AM   #4
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My money is on "iPad Pro"
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:26 AM   #5
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Apple is also said to be examining the possibility of replacing the 11-inch MacBook Air with the larger iPad.
Don't know about Jobs, but I wouldn't allow this.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:27 AM   #6
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Ah, 'reports'. Trusty, trusty 'reports'.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:27 AM   #7
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'Big plans'... pun intended from Mr Cook...
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:28 AM   #8
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iPad Mini , iPad Air , iPad Pro = Fragmentation

Cannibalisation of Macbook Air?
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:29 AM   #9
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I still think this 12.9" device IS the new MacBook Air!
I think too..that will be the macbook air with 1440p display
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:31 AM   #10
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iPhone on May???
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:31 AM   #11
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I'll be looking forward to a larger iPhone - can't wait but being we're still in December I'll have to chill
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:32 AM   #12
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Im happy with the current size of the iphone 5S. But i'd be lying if I said I wasnt really excited to see what an iphone with a bigger (wider) screen will look like. Bring it on.
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Ah, 'reports'. Trusty, trusty 'reports'.
Until Ming Kuo reports on it, it isn't happening.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:39 AM   #14
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I'd Buy that! Unless there is some horrendous detail that ducks everything up
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:40 AM   #15
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1. The sources for this rumour are wrong.
2. Apple will make this and is 100% wrong in doing so as too many SKUs are very bad for Apple as proved in the 90's.

Those are the only two options here. And in either case someone is wrong.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:41 AM   #16
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May!?! darn, I just got the 5s, oh well gotta start saving up again then I assume.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:42 AM   #17
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If they don't release an iPhone with a larger screen this year I'll be jumping ship.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:43 AM   #18
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It's easy to guess. I wonder why all these publications never bother to acknowledge they are wrong when their guesses are wrong.

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If they don't release an iPhone with a larger screen this year I'll be jumping ship.
Why wait if the larger screen is so important to you ?
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:43 AM   #19
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I would be interested in the bigger iPad if it had true multitasking - opening two apps at the same time, side by side.

I can think of few things more ridiculous than having a very large iPad using the exact same iOS as the iPhone, though (such as seen on the folders of the iPad under iOS 7). I don't want an iPad with the Mac operating system, but iOS needs many tweaks to fit better with a big iPad.
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Yet another "bigger iPhone soon" rumor.
Fantastic.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:46 AM   #21
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Why wait if the larger screen is so important to you ?
Contract, perhaps?

Waiting for a larger screen too but not a chance of it appearing in May. And wouldn't be surprised if Apple stubbornly resist for another 24 months.
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It's easy to guess. I wonder why all these publications never bother to acknowledge they are wrong when their guesses are wrong.

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Why wait if the larger screen is so important to you ?
Because I love Apple products. I have an iPhone 5s, iPad air, iMac and a mac mini. I love the Apple ecosystem. But I really do think it's about time they release an iPhone with a larger screen.

Ideally I don't want to have to use Android just to get a larger screen. I want to use iOS on say a 4.5" screen.
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:48 AM   #24
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May 2014? Oh come on! Gimme one year at least you bloodsuckers!
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Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:52 AM   #25
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If they don't release an iPhone with a larger screen this year I'll be jumping ship.
Why you poor chap? Do you have bad eyesight? Or Giant pockets?

Large phones are for girls with handbags or men with Size 'issues'
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