There is no official confirmation that Apple even has a 13-inch tablet under development, and there won’t be until such a product is released, but rumors and leaks from the upstream OEM chain that
they do have been persistent since last spring. Current speculative consensus is that an iPad Pro or Maxi is in the works to join the iPad Air and iPad mini next October.
Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report that Apple is fixing to release a 12.9-inch tablet in
Q4 2014, that Samsung is also reportedly planning to release a 12- to 13-inch tablet in 2014, and that their industry insider sources believe these larger-sized tablets will greatly impact
ultrabook (and MacBook) demand. Apple’s 13-inch tablet is projected to be manufactured by longtime Apple OEM supplier and engineering collaborator Quanta Computer of Taiwan. Lee and Tsai also cite
rumors saying the bigger iPad will be powered by a 20nm processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor…