“The rumor that Apple has a 13″ iPad in the works picked up steam over the past day or so,” Haydn Shaughnessy writes for Forbes. “It’s a great move and it must have Samsung wondering how it can fulfill its ambitions in tablets and enterprise if Apple goes ahead.”
“A week ago I interviewed Seeking Alpha writer and silicon veteran Ed McKernan on Re-Thinking Innovation. Ed’s view then was that Apple would come out with a MacBook Pro/iPad hybrid,” Shaughnessy writes. “And the 13″ version looks like being exactly that. Imagine an enterprise tablet with 64 bit processing and a new range of gestural interface possibilities.”
“It would give a lot of momentum to the Prime Sense acquisition and it would make sense as an enterprise and consumer play, in effect burying the PC and challenging the console. Sci-Tech Today says Apple is prioritizing the project pushing the iWatch to one side while it gets it done,” Shaughnessy writes. “There is another feature of a super-sized iPad that makes it attractive for Apple… Apple would be earning interesting margin because of its 64 bit processor lead and even more than its main competitor because of Samsung’s difficulty in matching its display costs. A 13″ iPad looks like a very smart move.”
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