A few months back, rumors were a buzz when ETNews.com talked about a new larger 12.9” iPad display coming as early as 2014. These rumors were quickly dismissed, but The Wall Street Journal last month brought notoriety back to the rumors when it published an article that Apple was testing an iPad with a slightly smaller 13” display. Supposedly the 5th generation iPad with it’s standard 9.7” Display is likely to launch in September or October and many have hinted that it is taking design ideas from the iPad Mini with smaller bezel sides for more display and thinner shell. Now technical details aside, from pixels to screen resolution, I wonder if such a large tablet would be useful? We’ve all heard rumors that iOS and OSX could eventually merge, so will a 12.9” iPad be more like a touch screen MacBook Air or just an oversized iPad?
After using the iPad Mini for the last several months, I’ve gotten quite used to the smaller design and actually prefer it for portability to the 9.7” 4th Generation iPad. I’ve also come quite accustomed to using my 11” MackBook Air, but enjoy the difference in operating systems. I’m not sure how much I’d use such a large tablet, but I would use a 12.9” iPad if it were more OSX themed. I know one thing for sure; I’d rather tote the iPad mini in my pocket than the iPad Maxi, plus let’s pray they use a different name, preferably iPad Mega!