The latest iPad rumors this week are circulating with information about 12.9-inch iPad with a Retina display in early 2014. This latest rumor comes via Korean Times, and says Apple’s display suppliers are already at work on a bigger display for Apple’s 6th generation tablet that could arrive early next year.

Back in July, the Wall Street Journal reported its sources said the new iPad would have a display that is “slightly less than 13 inches diagonally.” The Journal then had a follow up report of a 12-inch model in the works, which was first reported by Quanta Computer via Macotakara.

The Korean blog, which does have a bit of a sketchy track record when it comes to reporting legitimate Apple rumors, has said the reason for the size increase is to keep up with US demand for larger screen devices as PC sales continue to slow. “Apple’s local first-tier display supplier is now producing a 12.9-inch Retina Display to be used in the new iPad, which will be coming out sometime early next year,” an official at a local Apple supplier in Korea told The Korea Times by telephone Tuesday.

With Apple pushing towards a larger screen iPad, Samsung has also been rumored to be doing the same with their Galaxy Tab series of tablets. Samsung is stated to launch a 12.2-inch version Galaxy Tab which could be announced early next year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With iPad rumors already heating up just weeks after the iPad launch, 2014 looks like it may be the year of the tablet… again.

via: Korea Times


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