Looks like Apple and Samsung are both making 12-inch tablets

by TabTimes Staff

August 12 2013

Those rumors of Apple and Samsung making gigantic tablets don’t look so farfetched after all, with one new report claiming that the 12-inch and above tablets could impact demand for notebooks.

Citing sources from the supply chain, Digitimes reports that both Apple and Samsung are developing 12-inch or larger tablets, in the hope of creating a new market segment to get away from competition for smaller models.

Sources expect these models to impact notebook demand and believe that Samsung will be more aggressive in this space, with Apple instead trying to protect its 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Airs.

Apple and Samsung are expected to be the early adopters of these larger screen tablets, with other vendors instead preferring to wait before testing the water.

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  • John Swain
    11 months 2 weeks ago

    Tablets this size might seem ludicrous on first brush. On second thought, have all sales people discarded their briefcases? I didn't think so. The size versus weight of laptops, and the ability to carry this in a briefcase rather than a separate computer bag does hit a market that is currently addressed by the very expensive "ultra-books."

    Laptops, ultra-books, and desktops are being cannibalized by tablets, but 7 inch tablets are not sufficient for marketing presentations despite their popularity. I do see a huge market emerging for fully functioning devices that support 1080p, usb 3, hdmi, 4 gigs ram, 128 gb storage, with dual OS as currently being developed by Samsung ativ Q.

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