Apple is busy testing larger versions of both its iPhone and iPad. According to reports, the large–screened iPhone phablet measures more than the current iPhone 5’s 4–inches, while a tablet coming in at just shy of 13–inches is also being trialled.
The news comes via The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which says it has spoken to Apple’s suppliers about the prototype devices.
Word is that this kind of testing is a regular occurrence and there’s every chance that neither the iPhone phablet or so–called iPad Maxi will ever make it onto high street shelves.
Apple has refused to comment to the WSJ about the story.
Despite plenty of talk about an iPhone phablet, this is one of the first times a more capacious iPad has been mooted. The larger device would allow Apple to ramp up its interest in text books and take on Amazon’s Kindle DX.
The tests suggest Apple may also soon be taking the same approach as Samsung, serving up a raft of devices in different sizes and letting punters choose which is best.
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