The word ‘mini’ significantly differs when it pertains to Android and iOS gadgets these days. HTC recently announced the 4.3-inch HTC One Mini. The new mobile is slightly bigger than the iPhone 5, but it’s also smaller sized than the now conventional 5-inch Android smartphone. Samsung has actually also released a 4.3-inch ‘mini’ variation of its popular Galaxy S4. Both the HTC One and GS4 mini devices make Apple’s largest iPhone appear small in contrast. So it makes sense that Apple is discovering iPhone prototypes bigger than 4-inches. However, Apple is likewise mulling over larger iPad prototypes. The Cupertino, California company has asked its providers in Asia for ‘display designs for a new tablet device measuring somewhat less than 13 inches,’ according to the Wall Street Journal.

12-Inch iPad

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Reuters likewise reported back in June that Apple was thinking about introducing a 4.7- and 5.7-inch iPhone in the future. Both the WSJ and Reuters claim Apple is taking a cue from its rival Samsung, who provides a range of items at different prices and sizes. Samsung has taken an ‘all things to everyones’ strategy releasing 4 various versions of its Galaxy S4 smartphone this year. The South Oriental company is also introducing 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch variations of its Galaxy Tab 3 later on this month.

Even if the current supply chains reports are accurate, and Apple is testing larger devices, it doesn’t necessarily indicate we’ll ever see a 12-inch iPad. Apple is always experimenting with various specifications and ideas during its development process. Nevertheless, with the need for bigger smartphones rising, it wouldn’t be unexpected if the iPhone got a bump in size in the near future.