Now that the iPad Air is out, and a fair amount of reviews coming in, the general consensus is that the device is pretty good, but hindrances with iOS 7, 64-bit memory issues, and lack of increased DRAM has been some of the issues that have been raised. Now here are some views which I feel might be food for thought and an idea to debate and discuss. Apple likely to introduce a bigger ipad next year. A bigger iPad. Pick one from the following: 11.6" ipad or 12.5" A7 processor (28nm from Samsung) or new A8 ( 20nm process from TSMC / Samsung - production in first quarter 2014) 1 GB RAM or 2 GB RAM PowerVR G6430 (same as present ipads) or PowerVR G6630 ( top of line) Same storage capacities as before or jump to 32/64/128/256 Retina display of 2048 x1536 (lower ppi then Air ) or increased resolution 3072 x 2304 Same battery life or more? In my personal opinion, it will be 12.5" ( slotting in between the MBA 11 & 13, but for people who prefer the increased size. Its an incremental jump, with about 50% more screen space than 9.7" ipad, similar to how the mini - ipad ratio. We may find the A8 coming in, with TSMC starting production in the first quarter or we may find the A7 might even get updated to the new 20nm SoC manufacturing process. According to Anandtech, an additional GB of RAM should pretty much clear up problems that the iOS 7 currently has. so we should see that. The GPU I am bit unsure, because the review talked about the limitations of 28nm, so that might need an improvement before perhaps the G6630 can be incorporated. I think Apple might maintain the same thickness of 7.5mm or maybe 7.6mm, only perhaps working on the bigger screen. We could see a weight of around 560-600g. I am not too sure Apple will kick up the screen resolution, unless they figure out a way to maintain the thinness, battery life and get super high resolution in time. I think the 2048 x 1536 is pretty adequate for 11.6" screen. I think the moniker is going to be Pro..in lines with Mini, Air and Pro similar to the macs. There is a possibility that the bigger could see a launch in April, along with other items, but alot will depend on the yield, and manufacturing process. I doubt we will see any updates to ipads then. And the pricing will be up by $100 over the Air. Since its essentially just a bigger iPad, the margin is going to be so much higher. So even things like a minor RAM upgrade, and bigger screen size won't really affect their margin. Chances are that it will have the same 16/32/64/128 combo but it could be the first iOS device to offer 32gb base I don't think things like Touch ID will make the cut unless its targeting an October launch...or they could follow the same principal as they did with Mini. the bigger ipad will lead the way for the other ipads to follow. I do wish they launched the bigger one in April.