“Apple and Samsung Electronics will remain as the global top-two tablet vendors in 2014 with expected shipments of 80-90 million and 60-70 million units, respectively, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” Max Wang and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Samsung’s recent launch of its 12.2-inch model is expected to propel Apple to accelerate development of large-size iPads,” Wang and Shen report. “Market sources indicated that Apple is likely to release a 12.9-inch model by the end of the third quarter at the earliest.”
Wang and Shen report, “Meanwhile, Apple reportedly has asked its production partners and component suppliers to develop new models of 7.9- and 9.7-inch tablets, added the sources.”
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