Updated 03:15 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

iPad 6 Features Rumors: Apple Inc. iPad Pro Tablet Could Hit 13.3 Inches With North America Education Market Focus, Says Report

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Apple's alleged efforts to create bigger tablets have resurfaced this week with the Cupertino-based company reportedly likely going big, enlarging screen sizes to 13.3 inches.

According to reports by Taiwan-based DigiTimes, Apple is planning to release a 12.9-inch iPad in October 2014.

The larger tablet, which will exceed the size of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, will reportedly be geared for the educational markets across North America.

Sources, however, claimed Apple may go further than the alleged 12.9 inches. The report stated Apple might establish a tablet with 13.3 inches for display.

As Latino Post reported, production for the larger tablet, which some have coined as the "iPad Pro," is apparently underway.

According to Korea Times, a local Apple supplier in Korea stated, "Apple's local first-tier display supplier is now producing a 12.9-inch Retina Display to be used in the new iPad, which will be coming out sometime next year."

The source stated Apple is "increasingly interested" in developing bigger iPads for U.S. customers due to the belief tablets will replace PCs over time.

"The 12.9-inch iPad will have improved picture quality," said the source. "As the Apple partner intends to boost its lineup for displays that have almost ultra high-definition (UHD) quality, the upcoming iPad will provide very clear quality similar to that of UHD."

The iPad Pro may come in two variants. As Latino Post reported, the iPad Pro tablet may first sport a 2K display for its 12.9-inch screen. The iPad Pro with the 2K display has been given a projected launch of April 2014. The second variant of the iPad Pro tablet improves the screen's display to 4K technology. Whilst maintaining the 12.9-inch screen size, the second variant of the iPad Pro tablet may debut in October 2014, which has been the month of iPad debuts as seen with the iPad Air in 2013 and original 7.9-inch iPad mini in 2012.

Apple has not issued a comment regarding the latest rumors for the iPad.

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