Known all around the world (and heavily criticized by many) for its conservative values and exacerbated love of tradition, Apple has made quite a few surprising moves of late, expanding both the iPhone and iPad lines’ target audiences.
But the iPhone 5c and iPad Mini may just be the start of a new long-term strategy for the Cupertino-based giant, with rumors of an iPad “Maxi” ramping up. Tipped to sport a 13-inch display at one point, the biggest Apple tablet ever is said to come in a 12-inch form factor after all, though everything else about specs is under lock and key at the moment.
What we do (think we) know is Apple will be looking towards Quanta Computer for the strenuous, time-consuming and money-grabbing iPad Maxi manufacturing process, which you may not realize is kind of a big deal.
Quanta, which just happens to be the largest maker of notebook computers in the world, has joined hands with Apple before, but not on iPads. Instead, on iMacs and MacBook Airs. Translation, either Quanta is branching out, which wouldn’t be all too shocking, or this 12-inch iPad will be more than just a jumbo-sized version of existing 9.7-inch models.
What could “more” mean? Maybe some kind of tablet/notebook hybrid, with detachable components, hinges and whatnot. That’s Microsoft’s turf for the time being and it’s not exactly the most commercially successful niche of the PC market, but who knows, maybe Apple has a game-changing ace up its sleeve. Stay tuned for more.
<Source: Phone Arena>