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December 4, 2013

iPad-Pro ~ a 12.9″ iPad ~ Is Really Ready for Prime Time Challenging the 14″ PCs and the Education Market. iPad Pro is reported to be designed as a 12.9″ iPad “Retina” high resolution display, (recall the traditional iPad 5 with its 9.7″ retina-display, and iPad-mini retina display with its 7.9″ display) iOS system. This Larger sized 12.9″ iPad is directly targeting 13″ 14″ and 15″ PC LapTops, Desk PCs, and Education.

The larger 12.9″ display is perfect for Academic Text Books used in Schools and Universities. Apparently, the iPad Pro “qualifies as a legitimate product rumor” as several others are touting an iPad Pro (just kidding). Must admit, I’m part of the problem; however, must admit that yours truly, standing alone, wrote of this over 2 years ago.

More Industry sources close to the production line and familiar with Appleโ€™s product roadmap say that a 12.9″ display is in the works for a product called the iPad Pro. Apple is reportedly already talking to potential supply-line manufacturers to create this humungous display which is set to be released in 2014.

Apple is reportedly is really planning to launch a much larger iPad with a higher resolution screen next year, 2014. Sources familiar with the matter told Chinese website “Pad News” that Apple and its Chinese partner Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd are testing 5 different prototypes of 12.9″ iPads. These larger sized iPads may feature 2K and 4K resolutions.

New iPads may sport double the resolution of iPad Air. Reliable sources say Apple may launch the larger-screen iPad Pro by April 2014. An iPad Pro may launch with a 4K resolution 12.9″ display to hit the market in October, 2014 when the Cupertino-based company updates its product cycle. The current iPad Air with 9.7″ display has 2,048-by-1,536 pixel, or 264 dpi resolution. This display resolution already falls in the 2K category. By definition the Long-Side horizontal resolution of 2000 pixels is referred to 2K, for 2 thousand.

Chinese Sources said that an iPad build to a 4K resolution would likelt have a resolution of 4096 x 3072, exactly double the horizontal resolution of iPad Air which is 2,048 pixels. In order to maintain the same “aspect-ratio” of the iPad Air, then the Vertical dimension would also have to be doubled to 3072 pixels. If this occurred, then the new iPad Pro would have 400% more pixels spread within the 12.9″ display. The new iPad Pro is also rumored to sport 397dpi pixel density, compared to the iPad Airโ€™s 264dpi.

Apple will actively target 13โ€ PC ultrabooks and notebooks, with the iPad Pro, or whatever Apple chooses to name it, by providing the device with better portability, better battery life, and comparable screen real estate for productivity applications. Another target for the 12.9โ€ iPad, is the educational market, enabling a beautifully display of digital-textbooks. This bigger display is better suited to replace traditional textbooks, just from a size stand point, and Apple with its supply-line partners, are also developing a new display technologies with less weight and less glare, more suited for use in classrooms.

Many are now speaking of a 12.9″ iPad, with or without an Apple ClamShell. Being full of suggestions, so whats next in the pipeline… Lets create a iPad-Maxi which would have the appearance similar to the MAC Book Air, but that is where the similarly ends.

This new iPad Maxi, is a portable or desktop computing “game changer” as it employs the Apple iOS amazingly efficient operating system; that’s right… NOT an OSX laptop, but an iOS6 or iOS7 operating system platform, housed in a “super-charged” iPad-maxi with a huge 12.9″ maxi-display.

Using an exterior similar to the MacBook Air’s foot-print, the iPad Maxi would be “supercharged iPad” with:


  • Touch-Screen Retina-Display, designed to challenge the Post PC traditional 13″ to 15″ LapTop computers

  • a 12.9″; iPad optionally housed within the clam-shell lid, by the After Market.

  • Key Board, using Apple’s world famous bluetooth keyboard, build into the clam-shell’s bottom shell.

  • 360หš Hinge. A new clam-shell optional design to have a 360หš hinge. Perhaps Apple will leave the ClamShell feture to the AfterMarketeers.

  • This would redefine the Laptop, just as the Apple iPad redefined the Tablet.

    In my humble opinion, Apple gets the message that Computing these days is more to do with Communications than Calculations, knowing the present day PC laptop sales are eroding with the iPad. Folks love the iPad’s Communications, Visuals, Web Browsing, Pictures & Video Viewing capabilities, combined with a very compact, light weight design.

    As the transition from the PC to the iPad becomes more profound, and if the iPad maxi, a super-charged iPad, as outlined below, many more Windows PC’ers would migrate to Apple; Conversly, If you want a more compact device the iPadv4 footprint is perfect, as I presently have with Belkin’s Ultimate Keyboard Case, discussed in another Article. If you want more horsepower, then the iPad-Maxi described below would satisfy this need; want even more power then the MAC Book Air is it… Want even more Power, then the MAC Book Pro answers this need…

    Apple’s MAC laptops are designed with 4 Display sizes: 11″, 13″, 15″, 17″. It is surely reasonable to have the iPad in 3 Display sizes, to serve eveyone’s needs. Apple in April, 2010 Apple released the initial iPad with what Apple believed to be the “Optimal 9.7” Display; Within 24 months the iPad grew to sales of about 50 million iPads/year.

    November, 2012 Apple met the demand for a more-compact iPad Display, when it released the iPad mini; The iPad-mini’s is having incredible success; The iPadv4 and the iPad-mini combined sales are about 65 million iPads/year.

    Apple in 2014 may be considering the opportunity of a One-Size-Up to a 12.9″ Display from the original iPad’s 9.7″ Display. After all once the design of the iPad’s “Internal Electronic Package” is a complete package; however, an evolving package, configuring 3-iPad footprints is a “relatively” easy task: 3-Enclosures, 3-Displays, 3-LiON Batteries, all housing the “Internal Electronic Package.” Leave it to the “After Market” enterprises to fill in the balance of Covers, Cases, Keyboard Cases…

    Not sure which size iPad or alternative to get for yourself, here is a simple decision-tree to help you along the way.

    Lets have a “Super-Charged” iPad…. the iPad-Pro:

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Hardware Connectivity, Lightning plus a Standard SD Picture Card slot

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Memory say 2GB,

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Storage say 64GB base the storage, 128GB add $100, 256GB add $200. Memory is inexpensive, so give the folks a good chunk of it.

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Connectivity say LTE, 4G and 3G Cellular, optional $130 radio package to the standard WiFi a/b/g/n bands

    ๐Ÿ”ท faster Processor say 2GHz, coupled to

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Real Estate: 12.9″ Touch-Screen Retina Display.

    ๐Ÿ”ท larger Footprint with an Optonal 360ยฐ Hinged ClamShell provided by the After Market, where the iPad-Pro snaps into the top-shell, similar to the ClamCase design for the iPad-Air.

    ๐Ÿ”ท similar but improved Mathematics & Calculating capacity to the traditional iPad.

    ๐Ÿ”ท more Money, say $669 for the Base model, $999 fully loaded LTE version.

    ๐Ÿ”ท more for Me. I will be saving $999 for sure.

    ๐Ÿ”ท my plan, I will be selling my iPad 4 to Gazelle soon, to help defray the cost of the iPad-mini Retina. Then I will be positioned to have the very portable iPad mini retina, and the much larger iPad Pro for those intense Video and Photo Editing jobs, or simply a very portable table-top iPad Pro.




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