“Apple plans to introduce a 12.9-inch iPad early next year to compete with its rivals Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics that have continued to release bigger tablets, sources said Tuesday. Currently, the biggest iPad is 9.8 inches [sic] [recte 9.7-inch],” Kim Yoo-chul reports for The Korea Times.
“The move is seen as the U.S. firm’s effort to meet growing demand for bigger displays on smart devices amid a slowdown in conventional PC demand,” Kim reports. “‘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 early next year,’ an official at a local Apple supplier in Korea told The Korea Times by telephone Tuesday.”
“The official said Apple is increasingly interested in introducing bigger iPads as the U.S.-based consumer electronics giant is already acknowledging that tablets will replace PCs in an era of convergence,” Kim reports. “‘The 12.9-inch iPad will have improved picture quality. 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,’ said the official.”
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