12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ Details Emerge: Side-by-Side Apps, Stylus and More

According to a new report by 9to5Mac, anonymous sources inside the Apple supply chain who have either used the ‘iPad Pro’ or are familiar with the product, are claiming that the device’s ‘monster’ 12.9-inch screen is actually what gives the upcoming tablet its “Pro” capabilities, such as side by side running of two full-sized portrait iPad apps in the device’s landscape split-screen mode. Furthermore, it will host an A9X chip, which will be a “large” leap over the iPad Air 2’s A8X.

Ipad pro release date price specs features

The report claims that the base model of iPad Pro will likely ship with 64GB of storage, while a pricier 128GB model will also be offered. The device will run iOS 9.1 with built-in LTE capabilities and support for a Bluetooth stylus and a new Apple-designed Bluetooth keyboard. It is also being speculated that the prices of the highest-end iPad Pro versions with LTE chips will compare closely to Apple’s latest MacBooks.

“First, we understand that production of the new tablet is running slightly behind schedule. While Apple still plans to announce the device this week, open up pre-orders in October, and begin shipping in November, we understand that the first shipments may fall towards the end of November. Even then, it seems likely that the device will experience initial supply constraints, despite a higher set of price tags than existing iPad models”.

Last week, it was reported that the upcoming special event will also include the debut of the 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ as well as the company’s next iPad mini 4.

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  • Shameer Mulji

    Sounds like it’s going to be a beast of a tablet. If it’s as powerful / capable as I think it is, it could end up cannibalizing the 12″ rMB.

  • Samy

    they can make it as big as they want, it will still have iOS which isn’t really for “pro” type. It should have a Mac OS or a hybrid at least

  • Matt

    Mark my words, it’ll come with a 16 gb storage option knowing apple lol

  • It’ll definitely need a Bluetooth keyboard, let’s see if there’s going to be some better integration/innovation.

  • I agree… except that Mac OS isn’t designed for touchscreen use, and I don’t think they should re-design it for touchscreen use. I’ve used Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen computer a couple times and it’s frustrating trying to figure out how to get things done on an OS that was designed around a different input method. Of course, the fact that I’m not used to Windows likely has a bit to do with my confusion as well, but I like the idea of a touchscreen OS and a keyboard/mouse operated OS being different.

  • Tim

    Stupid without mac osx.

  • ShaBi

    “I’ve used Windows 8 on a non-touchscreen computer a couple times and
    it’s frustrating trying to figure out how to get things done on an OS
    that was designed around a different input method”

    Did you try going into the classic desktop mode….?

  • dsfsd

    Looks like Cook is ruining Jobs’ legacy…..after Apple Watch, THIS?