“The minute Apple launches one hotly rumored device, be it the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, a new rumored device races up to take its place in the mill,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore.
“Enter a 13-inch ‘iPad Pro’ – a concept that leapt to every geek’s mind the moment they heard Apple adopt that other MacBook brand,” Ritchie writes. “Now I’m not so much interested in the rumor – there will always be rumors – but in how Apple could realize such an object. In how iOS could be scaled to that screen size, and what it would provide beyond the existing, 9.7-inch iPad, or the 11-inch or 13-inch MacBook Air.”
“The easiest way to add a new screen size to the iPad lineup is to scale the existing one(s). That’s what Apple did when it turned the iPad 2 into the iPad mini – they took the original 1024×768 9.7-inch display and shrank it down to 7.9-inches,” Ritchie writes. “As of October 2013, both the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini have 2048×1536 – @2x – screens at 264 ppi and 326 ppi respectively… So, could Apple simply scale the 9.7-inch screen up for a 13-inch iPad Pro the way they scaled it down for a 7.9-inch iPad mini?”
Much more in the full article here.
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