Apple's rumoured 12.9-inch iPad could enter production early next year

Apple's iPad is about to get a lot bigger, it's claimed.

Bloomberg has reported that Apple is getting ready to manufacturer its "largest-ever" iPad, and that production will kick off in the first quarter of 2015. That doesn't mean the company won't unveil the new iPad this autumn or holiday season however.

As for the exact size of the larger iPad, the report claimed you can expect the screen to measure 12.9-inches diagonally. Apple currently makes iPads with 9.7-inch and 7.9 inch displays, and it has been allegedly working on larger devices all around for at least year.

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Echoing old rumours about Apple wanting to introduce larger iPhones sometime soon, Bloomberg said the company's upcoming event scheduled for 9 September will showcase two iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. Bloomberg cited unnamed people with knowledge of the plans and said updated versions of the iPad and iPad Mini are coming this holiday season as well.

It's worth noting that speculation has long pointed to a 12.9-inch iPad being in the works. Apple of course has yet to confirm anything publically and will most likely stay quiet until it officially debuts the new product.