Would You Buy a 12″ iPad? Question of the Day

It’s been a few weeks since Apple announced their new iPads so it’s past time for the next round of Apple rumors to start. Most recently is the rumor that Cupertino is moving forward with production of the 12″ iPad (a Max-iPad??). Would you buy an oversized iPad or is that just overkill? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

5 Comments on "Would You Buy a 12″ iPad? Question of the Day"

  1. Personally, I think it’s a bit big for my tastes. However, the PC market has been moving heavily towards touchscreens, and this could fit the bill on the Apple side without slapping a touchscreen over a Macbook Air. Pair it with a specialized keyboard just for this model, and I could see Apple positioning it as their version of a convertible/tweener device. Not quite just a tablet, not quite a PC, but powerful/big enough to lure people away from high end touchscreen Ultrabooks.

    • True except for the fact that the iPad air with 120 GB of storage and cellular connectivity is actually coming in at the same price pretty much as the entry level MacBook air already. Something like this if you loaded it up with storage – which you need to since Apple doesn’t allow for additional external storage on iPads – would likely come in as being even more expensive than some of the MacBook airs. The real argument for it at that point I guess would be the fact that you get unbelievable battery life + interconnectivity which the laptops still don’t have.

      • Maybe we’re looking at this from the wrong angle. We know the iPad has had incredible success in education, retail, and corporate environments. Perhaps this is designed for those types of use, where a larger screen that isn’t as portable is an advantage and not a disadvantage. This could be the iPad’s version of the old eMac.

  2. I am in the ‘NO’ camp as well, at least in the two conventional forms. I have no interested as it stands (always allow for the future) in a larger tablet, nor do I really like a conventional laptop (with desktop OS) with a touchscreen.

  3. I can’t even imagine using an iPad that size. i would probably just stick to my MB air when I travel. With that said, I’m in the process of reviewing the Lenovo Yoga 13.3, which is a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop that can be folded into a tablet. To me, that is the perfect solution … and one Apple should totally look at.

    Of course, Apple would have to do a little more to optimise their OS for touch, first … but I don’t see why they couldn’t make it work.

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