Apple News: Looks Like Larger Tablet Is Coming. Also, Will Hand Gestures Control an Apple TV?

Nov 25, 2013  •  Post A Comment

It looks like Apple is working on a larger iPad to sell next year, reports Digitimes.

According to the story, "Apple is… rumored to be planning to release a 12.9-inch iPad in 2014 with Quanta in charge of manufacturing the device, …sources noted."

The article continues, "The sources pointed out that Apple’s large-size iPad will mainly target the education and enterprise markets."

Furthermore, the article notes, "Quanta is expected to encounter several challenges in terms of industrial design and assembly when making the large-size iPad. And since the size is not the mainstream specification, order volumes are expected to be limited, the sources said."

Separately, Apple has bought Israeli company PrimeSense for a reported $350 million, Apple Insider reports.

According to the story, "Apple’s confirmed purchase of PrimeSense, makers of technology that powered Microsoft’s first-generation Kinect sensor, has helped to fuel speculation that a future Apple TV product, whether a next-generation set-top box or a full-fledged television set, will be controlled by gestures."

The story also says, "Outside of Kinect, PrimeSense’s technology has been found in devices such as iRobot’s Ava healthcare robot and Matterport’s full-color 3D scanners. In those devices, PrimeSense’s sensors are used to create a three-dimensional model of the environment for navigation and human interaction."

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