Apple has already announced that it is hosting its annual iPhone launch event on September 9. But the company seems to have much more than just the new iPhones up its sleeves. We could finally get our first look at the long rumored large-screened iPad Pro.
9To5Mac’s Mark Gurman says that Apple will finally be unveiling the large-screened iPad next week. The report claims that post its unveiling next week, the iPad will be up for pre-orders in October, before going on sale sometime in November. The timing of the launch is not a coincidence, considering Apple has recently been busy partnering corporations like IBM and Cisco.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro has long been in the rumor mills and from what we have come across, it is expected to flaunt a 2048×2732 pixels display with an anti-reflective screen coating, and powered by an A8X processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It is also expected to pack in a monstrous 11,000mAh battery.
It is also expected to support a ‘Force Touch-based stylus’ and will come with Siri optimized for enterprise users. It will run on iOS 9 with the advanced multitasking feature, which includes modes like Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture.
In addition to the iPad Pro, Gurman also claims that Apple will unveil the next-generation iPad mini 4. Unlike the iPad mini 3 which was a minimal upgrade, the iPad mini 4 will bring in a whole raft of changes.
It will not only be slimmer with a thickness of 6.1mm, but also carry forward design cues from the iPad Air 2. It will be powered by a faster processor to allow multi-tasking on iOS 9, and a pair of upgraded cameras as well.