By Michael Oleaga / ( | First Posted: May 29, 2013 06:23 PM EDT
Tags Apple, iPad

Toyota Motor Corp's Managing Officer Tokuo Fukuichi is reflected on an iPad as he shows images of various car designs during an interview with Reuters at the company's design center building in Toyota, central Japan November 28, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

A larger iPad may be on the way, according to latest rumors.

The Korean news site ETNews is reporting Apple will launch a new tablet allegedly called the iPad Maxi. Joining fellow 7.9-inch iPad mini and regular sized 9.7-inch iPad 4, the iPad Maxi is reportedly 12.9-inches in display.

The report stated the rumored 12.9-inch Apple iPad will be aimed to compete against Ultrabooks, which are 13.3-inches.

ETNews added an announcement for the iPad Maxi, which surely will see a different name if true, could come early 2014. Sources claim the Cupertino-based organization have already contacted component manufactures for the 12.9-inch tablet's supplies.

An aim for the bigger tablet may be for educational purposes, such as a replacement for textbooks.

Apple, as with most rumors on its devices, has not commented on a 12.9-inch tablet but then again they have stated the 9.7-inch iPad was the perfect size tablet, only to later release the 7.9-inch iPad mini late last year.

The iPad Maxi rumors come as the iPad 5's production is reportedly set for July, according to a Taiwan supply chain, via DigiTimes. In addition, the rumored features for the fifth-generation 9.7-inch tablet include the same Retina pixel display of 2,048x1,536, however, the display will be built on a 0.2mm glass, thinner than the 0.25mm display on the iPad 4.

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