Rumors about a larger iPad are gaining steam. The latest claim is that Taipei-based Quanta is working with Apple to develop a large iPad.
Quanta Computer, known primarily as a manufacturer of laptops, and Apple are eyeing what a Chinese-language udn.com calls a 12-inch class device.
Earlier reports in May had cited a 12.9-inch tablet.
News from the Asia-based supply chain of manufacturers is notoriously inconsistent, as companies frequently change plans before a product actually enters high-volume commercial production.
That said, it does appear that Apple is toying with the idea of a larger iPad-like device as demand for MacBooks shrinks and iPad sales soar.
This contraction-expansion, respectively, is sometimes referred to as the post-PC era.
Quanta would be a logical choice to make a laptop-sized product.
In the coming months, Apple is expected to announce a thinner, lighter 9.7-inch iPad that takes design cues from the Mini.
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