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Apple may have an unwieldy giant iPad in the works

Apple could be getting ready to sell us a giant iPad.

Published onOctober 26, 2022

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Oliver Cragg / Android Authority
  • Apple is believed to be working on a brand-new iPad.
  • The iPad will reportedly be around 16 inches.
  • The device may be aimed at helping the company blur the lines between tablet and laptop.

Are you a tablet user who always wished you had a device with more screen real estate? Well, Apple may be working on a new iPad that could answer your wishes.

Sources familiar with the project have told The Information that Apple is currently hard at work creating its largest-ever iPad to date. The iPad in question is rumored to be a whopping 16 inches and the company is hoping to put it out in public sometime in the fourth quarter of next year.

For comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is one of the biggest consumer tablets available on the market today. That tablet measures 14.6 inches, so Apple’s rumored tablet would be nearly two inches bigger. It would also put it at nearly three inches bigger than its current largest tablet — the iPad Pro (fifth generation).

This report doesn’t explain how Apple plans to position the mega tablet within its iPad lineup. Will it be the new iPad Pro or will Apple give this tablet a new name? There aren’t enough details out there right now to know the answer. However, the report does say, “The device would further blur the line between the iPad and MacBook, bringing the tablet’s screen size in line with that of Apple’s largest laptop.”

We also don’t know anything about how much the device would cost. The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro (fifth generation) costs about $1,100. We can imagine that this new tablet will likely cost a lot more than that.