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It’s never too late in the year for a new Apple rumour. The latest, emerging from Asia, claims the company has a larger sized iPad in the works.
Citing a source from Apple’s Asia supply chain, Digitimes reports the company may be preparing to release a 12.9-inch tablet in October 2014.
This latest report follows a similar rumour published in the Wall Street Journal earlier this year claiming Apple was testing a new iPad with a screen measuring “slightly less than 13 inches”.
The Digitimes report also claims Apple’s larger tablet will be manufactured by Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Quanta Computer.
In recent years, Apple rumours of varying authenticity originating from Asia supply chain sources have become commonplace. But those rumours generally hint at a new product that might mirror existing market trends, such as an iPhone with a larger screen, or an Apple-branded smart TV.
History tells us Apple generally avoids following trends, instead opting to set new ones and open up new product categories. An iPad with a nearly 13-inch screen would largely buck the current trend of smaller tablets and phablets currently dominating the global market.
If that logic holds, then the notion of a 12.9-inch iPad – a tool that could be particularly useful in education, an important focus for Apple – doesn’t seem so far-fetched.
Tim Cook’s memo to staff
Meanwhile, in a year-end memo to company employees, Apple chief executive Tim Cook sparked further speculation over what the tech giant might have up its sleeve next year.
“We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love,” he said in the memo, according to 9to5Mac. “I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind’s deepest values and highest aspirations.”
Cook offered no details, but he was likely referring to a few gadgets Apple is expected to release next year. They include the iWatch – a smart watch that is expected to connect with other Apple devices using Bluetooth – and new iPhone models.
Besides the 2014 tease, Cook also commended the company on some of its new gadgets in 2013.
Specifically, Cook named the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display and the new Mac Pro. On the software side, Cook commended the work on iOS 7 and Mac OS X Mavericks. He also applauded the company for reaching its 50 billionth iOS app download this year.
Additionally, Cook congratulated his company for its work with (Product)Red, an organisation that fights the spread of AIDS in Africa, and for urging US Congress to pass equality and diversity in the workplace legislation earlier this year.
The technology can be applied in any aspect of life. Therefore, more and more people have a device with Internet access, not only to stay connected but also to enjoy both its city services as when traveling. Is the phenomenon of mobile applications where there are great opportunities for students in one of the higher-level vocational training in tourism Mediterranean EUT?
It has launched an app (available on iTunes for Apple and Google Android Play) that surely will interest them much to those who are being trained in one of the higher-level vocational training in tourism. It is a web service, more than useful for tourists in US and also for those living in the country.
Portronics Handmate Windows 8 Pen is one of those nifty little devices that seem too good to be true when you first read about them. It promises to turn any Windows 8 laptop into a touchscreen device, letting you experience the joys of owning one of those ‘hybrid’ devices at fraction of the cost. But does it work? Let’s find out.
Setting up the Handmate Windows 8 Pen is simple – just connect it to any available USB port on your Windows 8 laptop and fix the receiving unit on one of the edges of the screen, about halfway from the top. Go to Control Panel to calibrate the screen (the device comes with instructions on where exactly to go) and a barely a minute later, you are good to go. We hooked up the device to a HP Windows 8 laptop, but any standard Windows 8 machine should do.
Family vacations involve traveling to places that provide great entertainment which introduces family members to different cultures, history, geography and great fun. Orlando, Florida is a world famous amusement area where families are entertained by visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Island, Sea World and many performing art centers. Orlando entertains family members to Cirque du Soleil wonderland acrobatic themes, the Blue Man Group where young members can also have their face painted. The Orlando Cetroplex Collection theatres offer amusement experiences for the whole family with musicals, exhibits, stage acts and interactive shows for everyone to enjoy.
Micromax has launched one more Low Price Android Phone, New 5 inch Micromax A116 Canvas HD Android phone on 21st jan 2013, priced at Rs. 14999 in the Indian market .After the Success of A100 and A110 in India, the A116 is also expected to be a hit in India.This phone will surely give tough competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One X in its features as in price you can easily judge Which one is better.
Canvas HD comes with a higher definition HD 720p IPS display resolution. This device will be up for sale on all the major shopping websites like Flipkart, Homeshop18 in 1st week of Feb 2013 .Smartphone comes with 5-inch Screen powered by powerful 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor. To increase its speed Canvas HD has 1 GB of RAM and JellyBean OS.