Apple looking to 2-in-1 tablet market?
“Anything can be forced to converge. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user …We’re not going to that party.” — Apple CEO Tim Cook on the Microsoft Surface’s mix of table and notebook features and functionality, in April 2012
 
Rumours that Apple Inc. is asking for prototypes for 13-inch touchscreens has industry followers wondering if Apple intends to cop a page from the Microsoft Windows 8 book and produce bigger tablets with notebook-like features.
 
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has bluntly denied going to the larger form factor in the past.
 
A 13-inch iPad would have a use case more like a notebook, using it in an environment where you’re sitting a lot, than that of a tablet, Carolina Milanesi of Gartner told Network World, and it would only make sense as a detachable, since glass that big would need anchoring.
 



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