Washington: As Samsung once again standing in the spotlight with its recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro tablets, now Apple reportedly working on 12.9 inch 2K and 4K resolution display panels for iPads.
Apple seems to be leaving Retina display because of 2K and 4K displays, or Retina-display tablet lineup has been criticized for falling behind the competition, as the iPad Air resolution is high, but not high enough for some compared to the Kindle Fire HDX.
The 12.9-inch iPad could be iPad Pro, company’s resolution to finally incorporate a higher resolution display into one of its tablets.
Apple is reportedly testing out its unconfirmed larger iPad with 2K and 4K displays, according to the Chinese-language news site Pad News.
According to Foxconn, that there’s a 12.9-inch iPad with a 2K resolution that is currently in prototype form.
A 4K iPad Pro would be impressive with a likely resolution of 4096 x 3072, which is higher than 4K Ultra high-definition televisions on sale right now.
Increasing the amount of pixels would be a welcome change if Apple were to stretch its largest tablet screen from 9.7-inches to 12.9-inches.
Right now, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 339 pixels per inch. That’s almost a million more pixels than the iPad Air.
The only thing that’s higher than the 12.9-inch iPad’s potential resolution is the number of possible release dates.
Early 2014 was originally speculated for this iPad maxi model, while supply chain sources have reported the iPad 6 is in for a more-typical late 2014 launch.
The latest iPad Pro release date rumors generated by these same sources predict an initial April launch for a 2K version and a 4K specs bump in October.
The timing of the 12-inch iPad is hardly a sure thing, but Apple’s desire to replace everyone’s need for a laptop with larger, high-resolution tablets seems a little more certain today.