According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple's previously rumored 12.9" iPad won't enter production until September. This upcoming large iPad aims to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and other large tablets that are already on the markets.
The Cupertino giant allegedly planned to begin manufacturing the tablet during this quarter. Delays in the supply chain for display panels is said to be the reason for the new production timeline.
Apple has large expectations for the upcoming 12.9" iPad. The device will have the task to reinvigorate the iPad family's slumping sales. The latter have been strongly affected by the launch of the large-screen iPhone 6 family.
Samsung released some Windows 8.1 tablets under the Ativ brand, Now as Microsoft released the Windows 10. Samsung is said to be working on a 12-inch Ativ Tab running Windows 10 out-of-the-box. It will apparently come with a Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 14nm Intel Core M processor, 4GB of RAM, and the S-Pen. It should be just 6.2mm thick and will weigh 600g.
The screen's resolution isn't mentioned, but there's no reason to expect anything other than a high density panel (HDI). So perhaps 2,560x1,600 or 3,840x2,400 are good options to consider.
This is nothing but a singular unconfirmed report at this point, so keep that in mind and take all of it with a pinch of salt for now. If Samsung really is working on this device, then a lot more leaks about it are surely headed our way.
Sony is reported to be working on a 12-inch tablet, a rumor originating with "Taiwan-based supply chain makers" claims. This tablet is reportedly going to become available in the first quarter of next year, so before the end of March.
It will be a high-end slate, and will also feature a stylus, apparently targeting markets with demand for graphics-related applications.
Unfortunately, no other details are known at this point. So far, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is Sony's biggest offering in this space, coming with a 10.1-inch touchscreen.