Rumors of a larger screen iPad are the talk of the town right now. We’ve heard musings about the 13-inch tablet for a while, but recently, the pipeline has started to get backed up with all of the purported news about the so-called iPad Pro. A few weeks ago, International Business Times (IBT) reported that Apple would be launching a 2K display version of the tablet in April of 2014, with a 4K model launching in October.
Today, the same news organization has added to the rumors by claiming that the iPad Pro will feature eye-tracking technology.
IBT is standing by its claim that a 12.9-inch 2K display will be on store shelves by April of this year with a 4K model launching in October. However, the new rumor is that the tablet will now feature eye tracking. IBT does not explain what Apple would use the technology for on the iPad, but eye tracking has traditionally been used to track website usability so companies can track a person’s interactions between clicks on the Internet.
IBT also claims that Apple will do away with Retina display technology in its next line of iPad tablets. Screen resolution technology has already surpassed what Retina can do. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX sports a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution while the iPad Air only supports 2048 x 1536 pixels. According to IBT, Apple will upgrade the pixel density of its tablet displays in 2014.
Samsung has been rumored to be in the process of designing a 12-inch tablet, due to launch in 2014 as well. If these rumors are true, it would stand to reason that Apple would want to release the iPad Pro before Samsung has a chance to launch a pro tablet first.