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Fresh reports of an impending big-screen Apple MaxiPad have surfaced in the Mysterious East, with a Chinese-language website saying that a 12.9-inch version of the fast-selling fondleslab may appear as soon as March 2014. Or maybe it will be 11.4 inches, according to Chinese-language website PadNews (Google Translate). We're …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Exactly what iPads are made for.....

    Talk about a fixation on "pads" haven't they heard of tampons?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Enable bluetooth mouse mode - already works with a bluetooth keyboard and you have a very read desktop replacement - sure not for everyone but would suit many uses.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Desktops RIP.

    1. Someone Else Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Yeah, Yeah, yeah...

      Yet another of the illiterati positing the death of the desktop, all due to a new...no, rumored iShiny that has a screen the same size as an old black-and-white TV I had when I was in college.

      My desktop, which is by most descriptions is modest, has two 24" 1920x1060 displays, terabytes of disk storage, and ethernet, wi-fi, USB and SCSI connectivity. Oh, yeah...and sound. And you think I'm going to replace that with a *Pad?

      Dude, lay off the 'shrooms!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What do you code apps on if you don't have a desktop or laptop machine?

  4. frank ly

    It's 'MaXiPad'

    Well, that's my contribution to branding ideas.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Apple hygiene

    What's next? Apple Tampon?

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      Re: Apple hygiene

      Maxipad does sound like something for the seriously incontinent!

      "Whoops! there I go again! Thank Appoo for their Maxipads!

  6. DaneB

    Who will buy one exactly and for what over the standard size?

    Can't see it happening, IMHO.

  7. Steve Knox
    WTF?

    Foxconn is "currently doing the UI debugging"?

    Unless I missed a trick, Apple does its software development and testing in the US?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Foxconn is "currently doing the UI debugging"?

      Journalists always get these things wrong. Probably means debugging the process of the assembly of the device.

      1. Anonymous Custard Silver badge

        Re: Foxconn is "currently doing the UI debugging"?

        Or they ran out of glue to fill the thing up with, given the larger size and recent teardown reports of the new mini and air and how much of it was holding them together.

  8. menotu

    new ipad

    that works with the upcoming 6 month upgrade that the iPad Air and iPad minis with Touch id will have then.

    same process the iPad 3- iPad Retina...

  9. Big_Ted
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    No Thanks......

    What I want is an A4 size ereader with colour e-screen and changable battery.

    Would make books / magazines / pdf's much easier to read.

    Then I would stick with my other kit inc tablet for a couple more years at least.

  10. Frankee Llonnygog

    Gigantic Apple MaxiPad spotted in China

    "Thanks to Microsoft and Intel, it will be unleashed next March"

    Or, to put it another way, never.

  11. Paw Bokenfohr

    Or...

    ...the MacPad.

    It's a MacBook Air, running OSX, but has a detachable screen which is a large iPad running iOS when in standalone mode for when you want to take it in to meetings just to run your Keynote from.

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