We’ve heard several rumors now that Apple is working on an oversized iPad, possibly 12.9-inch, due in 2014 along with the purported iWatch. Well, according to this new rumor, Apple’s manufacturing partner, Foxconn, manufactured five prototype iPads featuring 2K and 4K resolution with a screen size of 12.9-inches.
Every year, Apple offers minimal discounts on its products on Black Friday. The discounts have not traditionally been as high as the ones offered by other major retailers, but things might be a little different this year. It seems Apple will not offer discounts on Black Friday, but will go with Apple store gift cards with every purchase, according to 9to5Mac.
This is not the first time we’ve heard about the launch of an oversized iPad. Rumors have popped up throughout the tech Web about Apple working on a 12.9-inch iPad, due in 2014 with the long-rumored iWatch. Now, a new rumor suggests Quanta Computers has landed an order from Apple to manufacture the larger iPad for the second half of 2014.
C Technology received an insider tip that Apple is testing an iPhone 6 prototype with a 4.9-inch display. It also reported that the iPhone 5c will get a larger display as well, but they didn’t mention the exact dimensions. We’re guessing it would feature the same display size as the purported iPhone 6. Of course, there’s no confirmation from Apple, and there won’t be any until the official launch, so we’ll just let the rumor mill have its fun.
A key Apple supplier is reportedly working on a larger iPad that Apple could announce early next year. On Tuesday, The Korea Times reported a tip from an unnamed source that claims Apple is going to release a 12.9″ iPad, bigger than the current 9.7″ inch screen size seen on the iPad Air. In the report, the source goes on to mention a larger display that would be similar to an “ultra high-definition” screen.
There are a lot rumors circulating the Internet that Apple is cutting orders for the colorful iPhone 5c. This would make sense, as the smartphone can easily be found in stock online and at various retailers. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5s is still seeing delays, although lead times have improved to one to two weeks.
According to the Korea Herald, NPD DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh followed up on his report from last month by unleashing several new details about the Apple iWatch. Hsieh noted that Apple is developing the iWatch with two different screen sizes, including 1.7″ and 1.3″ versions for men and women, respectively.
It seems Apple may be preparing to offer iPhone screen replacements, along with other hardware repairs, at their retail stores. This means customers won’t have to replace their handset if they have a broken screen or any other defect, according to the folks at 9to5Mac. In addition to the screen, Apple will offer in-store repairs for the volume buttons, vibrating motor, rear-camera, and speaker system.
Apple is holding an media event tomorrow at Yerba Beuna Center where the company is expected to unveil new iPads, along with a few other products. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple will introduce a Retina display iPad mini, as well as a thinner, lighter 9.7-inch iPad.
I would say the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 rumors started up the moment Apple concluded its September iPhone media event, but truth of the matter is they were running rampant well before that. Thankfully, everything will reach its conclusion on Tuesday, October 22nd, when Apple holds its second media event in two many months. To catch up on what you can expect, here our Apple October 2013 event rumor roundup.
We’ve seen so many rumors iPad lineup rumors that we can no longer count them. The tablets were spotted on several occasions, and we know more than we should about the tablet before its unveiling. Now, the iPad mini 2 has posed for the camera yet again, crushing the dreams of all the users who were expecting a fingerprint scanner in the miniature tablet.
It seems Apple has a lot going on in its product pipeline, and with the clamor over the new iPads, it’s easy to forget about the Mac products. Apple announced today they’ll be holding a media event on October 22nd where the Cupertino company is likely to unleash the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. Mac users, however, will happy to hear a new rumor has now surfaced that points towards MacBooks and Mac Pro desktops.