The rumor: Apple is working on larger-screen iPads, according to Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate, via Power On).
- “I’m told that Apple has engineers and designers exploring larger iPads that could hit stores a couple of years down the road at the earliest. They’re unlikely for next year—with Apple’s attention on a redesigned iPad Pro in the current sizes for 2022—and it’s possible they never come at all,” Gurman says
- Apple’s largest iPad clocks in at 12.9-inches currently, and is already a behemoth to hold…and the sizes are remaining the same when the iPad Pro gets redesigned next year
Our take: I also see the iPad–especially the Pro models–going in this direction down the road. But there’s something to be said about a handheld tablet getting any bigger than it is now. The direction that the Mac and iPad Pro are going in is genuinely confusing, and I just don’t see a clear roadmap for how these products don’t ultimately become the same thing.
That being said, I would be down for a 13.3-inch iPad Pro in the future. I really like the 12.9-inch size now.