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Features for the iPad 5th generation model could could include a 13-inch display.
Apple is currently testing a tablet with that screen size, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The publication also claims that the company is testing out iPhones with larger displays, however, that is not surprising as Apple's next-gen smartphone is expected to feature a bigger screen than its predecessors.
The current iPhone comes with a 4-inch display while the 4th generation iPad comes with a 9.7-inch screen. There have been multiple reports regarding the bigger iPhone display; but this is only the second time a change in screen size for iPad has been reported. Back in May, a rumor emerged that said Apple was working on a 12.9-inch iPad.
The older report claimed this device could be called the iPad Maxi and that it would launch in the early part of 2014. All these claims do not really point to Apple actually releasing these products as the company frequently tests devices that never make it to the market.
Samsung is also working on a tablet that surpasses 12 inches in screen size, according to an Android Authority report. The site stated that Samsung was testing this new slate that is codenamed SM-P905, which sports a 12.2-inch display. It was discovered by someone who "keeps track of goods trafficked on India's airports."
The device's codename is also strikingly similar to another tablet that surfaced earlier in the year that had a display with 2560 x 1600 resolution. It was codenamed SM-P900. That could have been an earlier model of the new device that was discovered in India.
Apple and Samsung appear to both be working on something big and might be waiting on each other to make their first moves.
Apple is expected to release the fifth-generation iPad in the fall.