Rumour Claims ‘iPad Pro’ to Have 12.2-Inch Display, Be Thicker Than iPad Air 2

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Waiting for Apple’s mythical ‘iPad Pro’? Fresh rumours from Macotakara note according to sources, the previously rumoured 12.9-inch display size will actually be slightly smaller at 12.2-inches, while thickness will be somewhere between the iPhone 6 (6.9mm) and iPhone 6 Plus (7.1mm) and be thicker than the iPad Air 2 (6.1mm)—so that leaves 7.0mm.

The device is said to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and be possibly aimed at the education market. As for other rumoured design cues, it will be based on the iPad Air 2 and have a pair of speakers with microphones on the top and sides of the tablet, hinting at recording stereo sound.

Apple just launched the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3; the rumoured larger “iPad Pro” is set to possibly debut in 2015, but until we start seeing some leaks, it’s just another rumour something is in the pipeline. Take this one with a grain of salt.

 

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  • K3

    Speaking of “thicker”..man between the all the ads for special diet pill I’m feeling a little chunky myself and it’s not even the christmas season yet. ????????

  • Flash

    I hope this is true…and that it runs OSx/ios hybrid…I need a new laptop and would love to just get something I can dual boot/parallel for autocad when I’m out of county.

  • Anon

    Not going to happen. OS X isn’t designed for tablet use. I suspect it will run iOS, but come with a Watcom/N-Trig type digitizer and be more pen friendly. iPad currently is absolute crap for taking notes.

  • Shameer Mulji

    There are many 3rd party stylus & great apps that have been available for awhile now to help you take notes.

  • K3

    You might not have looked hard enough. Try the Wacom creative stylus, they also list current and upcoming apps that work with the device.

    Also at 64 they are getting closer to what can be accomplished on an actual desktop, don’t rule out he possibility of hybrid. I could be wrong but if I recall the original iPhone launch video in the beginning made mention of iOS being based off of OSX development.

  • Anon

    Lol I had that Wacom Stylus. It’s flakey as hell, and it lags. It’s similar to the Pogo, which i also have, but not as good, with very limited app compatibility. It’s just not a functional stylus for notes, and it comes down to the digitizer on the iPad – its not made for pen input. So far, the Surface Pro 3 is currently the best, when it comes note taking, with One Note app.

    You need to understand that OSX is not touch optimize like W8. Apple would have to completely overhaul the UI, which isn’t going to happen anytime soon. iOS is the perfect UI when it comes to touch, they just have to integrate a proper digitizer screen.

  • Anon

    I’ve pretty much tried them all, and its absolutely a horrible experience. Not surprised as its designed for touch only. Un fact Steve was against the use of styluses, and said your “finger” is better… lol.

  • K3

    2048 pressure sensitivity on the Creative Stylus 2 which is what an Intuos 4 provides making it very close to sketching on pen & paper. That’s not good enough for note taking?

    “You need to understand that OSX is not touch optimize/iOS is the perfect UI when it comes to touch”

    I could be wrong but if I recall the original iPhone launch video in the beginning made mention of iOS being based off of OSX development.

  • Shameer Mulji

    Not exactly. If you go back to the 2007 iPhone keynote, where he mentions this, he said if you NEED a stylus you’ve failed. He wasn’t against the stylus as an option, only as a primary method of input.

    Seriously, go back and listen carefully.

  • Anon

    Have you actually used one? It’s nothing like sketching on paper as you don’t get the grainy texture. The only thing that comes close to replicating that are the Wacom Intous tablets (which I also own). Like I said, the CS2 lags big time, especially noticeable if you write fast. And the blutooth connectivity for pressure sensitivity is a joke, no where near the Intous quality. It’s ok for the odd simple sketches, when it works and the blutooth connection doesn’t break, but it’s still the same as any iPad stylus for taking notes, just crap. There is a night and difference between taking notes on the SP3 vs iPad with stylus.

    Both iOS and OSX are based off of a Unix variant, but that doesn’t mean anything. It’s the UI that matters, and Apple is all about the user experience.

  • Anon

    He might not of said that exactly, but It doesn’t really matter. Point is, it’s designed mainly for touch, and available options to ‘trick’ it for pen use suck. They can easily incorporate a hybrid touch/pressure sensitive digitizer like in the Surface 3 or Note series, but they don’t. We are already on the 6th gen. iPad, so I think it safe to say they can careless about the pen input.

  • Shameer Mulji

    It took Apple until this year to get on the phablet bandwagon, so I’m not ready to write it off just yet. Plus they have filed many patents in the last couple of years for a stylus / digitizer technology.