Apple is testing a 13-inch iPad as well as an iPhone with a larger screen, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing officials at Apple’s Asian suppliers.
The company is looking into producing an iPad with a screen measuring “slightly less than 13-inches,” as well as iPhones of unspecified size, but with a screen larger than iPhone 5’s 4 inches.
Rumors claiming a larger iPad and iPhone are in the works have been around seemingly forever, but there’s no clear indication that Apple will actually produce these devices.
Steve Jobs famously shunned form factors different from those of the original iPad and iPhone, but later on Apple did introduce a larger iPhone — the iPhone 5 — as well as the iPad mini, so nothing is set in stone.
The WSJ’s sources also claim Apple plans to start mass producing a new iPad this month, which would have the same size and resolution as the current 9.7-inch model, but with a lighter and thinner display. There’s no specific info about the upcoming iPhone, except that Apple wants to have it ready to ship in late August.