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Apple could release 2k and 4k 12.9-inch iPads next year

Apple could release 2k and 4k 12.9-inch iPads next year
Apple could release 2k and 4k 12.9-inch iPads next year
Latest rumors claim that Foxconn manufactured no less than five 12.9-inch iPad prototypes with 2K and 4K resolution that could enter mass production next year.

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Following the same trend as smartphones, all the tablets on the market are growing in size and resolution at a rather quick pace and Apple's iPad will do the same. No official information on this matter is available yet but rumors about a large iPad have been around for a while. Now, a Chinese website claims to have information from insiders about the large iPad prototypes built by Foxconn recently.

According to PadNews, Apple is currently testing five different iPad models, all having 12.9-inch screens and built by Foxconn. Even more, the tipsters claim that a 2K resolution 12.9-inch iPad will become available around April 2014, with a 4K model to follow only a few months later.

While the leak does not provide any detailed information about the resolution of these tablets, it is rather safe to assume that "2K" refers to the same resolution as the current iPad Air. After all, the 9.7-inch Retina display's 2,048X1,536 pixels resolution is already a 2K screen by many standards. 

Since a 12.9-inch iPad would be larger than the screen of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air it is possible to see its display increased accordingly, but a hybrid machine would also be an inspired choice for Apple.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-12-12 (Update: 2013-12-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.