Rumours that Apple is working on a bigger iPad have resurfaced this week, thanks to a report from China which suggests Apple could launch a bigger iPad as soon as March.

Chinese site PadNews cites sources who have "learned from Foxconn" that Apple is working on a tablet with a 11.4in or 12.9in display that could be ready for release in spring 2014. At present, Apple's iPad Air sports a 9.7in display, while the iPad mini has a 7.9in display.

This is not the first we've heard about the possibility of a bigger iPad. In July, The Wall Street Journal claimed that Apple was testing "larger screens" destined for a new 13in iPad.

Barclays Capital analyst Ben A. Reitzes said in October that Apple's move to a 64-bit architecture with the iPhone 5s, iPad mini and iPad Air could hint that Apple is working to develop iOS for a bigger, more powerful iPad.

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We're still not convinced that a bigger iPad is on its way, and certainly don't expect it'll arrive as early as March, but you can never say never. After all, Steve Jobs once said that a smaller iPad would be dead on arrival, and then Apple launched the iPad mini and it flew off the shelves. 

There are already some bigger Android tablets available, including the Archos 116 with an 11.6in screen and the 13in Toshiba Excite 13, but tablets that large are not among the most popular at the moment.

Do we really need a bigger iPad? We're not so sure. What are your thoughts on a bigger iPad? Let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter.

See also:

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