With the inflated competition, not to mention that smartphones and tablets have a magnetizing effect towards the contents present in consumers’ wallets, Apple has decided to take it one step further; by reportedly working on three iPad models for this year. Apple and its employees will enjoy a session of profitability, because it has been estimated that the company will ship between 80 million to 90 million iOS tablets in total in 2014.
Apple’s flagship tablet has been dubbed as the iPad Pro and is a 12.9 inch tablet that is expected to be launched by the end of the third quarter of this year. Furthermore, Apple is also rumored to have already asked production partners to start developing newer iterations of the company’s 7.9 and 9.7 inch tablets. Apple’s adversary, Samsung will be expected to ship in between 60 – 70 million tablets in 2014, as smartphone saturation for the Android operating system has already begun. Regardless, it can easily be concluded that Samsung and Apple will remain the major league players in the tablet industry.
Samsung has already announced its offerings of tablets which will be taking the battle directly to Apple’s iPad Pro as well as its younger siblings. At the Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung unveiled its 12.2 inch tablets: the Galaxy Note PRO and the Galaxy TabPRO, although the company is yet to start selling the new Android based devices. In addition, several rumors about Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 are exuding in all directions.
Galaxy S5 will be sporting Qualcomm Snapdragon’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 805, which will no doubt be much faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 800. With the Snapdragon 805, users will be enjoy a much more fluid Android operating system, not to mention much faster multitasking, faster gaming and the ability to playback 4K resolution without stuttering, which is an impressive achievement indeed.