Okay so we’ve heard about Apple looking into a rumored 7-inch iPad for release later this year, but this one is crazy. Apparently Apple is rumored to be working on some sort of 5-inch “phablet”. If you don’t know what a “phablet” is, it’s too big to be a phone, but too small to be a tablet. We’ve recently seen something of this nature materialize from Samsung, featured in a few Fanboy taunting commercials. Would Apple really copy the Samsung Galaxy Note? I thought it was the other way around…
Apparently “a reliable Chinese source,” Macotakara says the phablet will have a Retina resolution of 1,600×960 or 1,280×960. According to Cult of Mac, Macotakara has a “pretty shaky track record, so take this rumor with a gigantic grain of salt.” So I’m guessing this one’s a no go. But you never know, it’s Apple. I think the idea is kinda stupid honestly.
Apple seems to have a plan of 5-inch Retina Display device in 2013.
According to reliable Chinese source, LCD supplior of Apple seems to be developing 5-inch Retina Display.
The product which has 5-inch Retina Display is expected to be released in 2013, and resolution of this LCD will be 1,600 x 960 pixel (800 x 480 by legacy majour) or 1,280 x 960 pixel (640 x 480).
I’d hate to see an “Apple iNote” or something. Whatever though we’ll see many rumors like this throughout the rest of the year. This could also just be a concept or prototype. Either way, I won’t believe it until I see it. I’m perfectly happy with an iPad.
Do you think Apple will make a “Phablet”?