Apple will reveal two new iPads at its iPhone 6S launch event next week, as the tech giant prepares itself for what's shaping up to be its biggest-ever keynote.
According to ‘trusted sources’ speaking with 9to5mac, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, will show off the long–rumoured iPad Pro alongside a new–look iPad mini, as the company looks to arrest the decline in sales of its tablet.
The iPad Pro will apparently go on sale in November, with pre–orders starting in October.
The 12.9–inch device has been in advanced development for over a year and with Apple announcing a new enterprise deal with Cisco earlier this week, its launch appears to be set in stone at last.
As well as a larger screen, the iPad Pro is said to come with a stylus that uses Apple’s Force Touch tech and two sets of speakers. It will run iOS 9.1 out of the box.
The new iPad mini 4 is believed to come with a new, slimmed down design, split-screen app smarts and a faster chipset.
The two new iPads look set to form part of a glut of new Apple products due to be shown off next week in San Francisco.
They will appear alongside the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, a revamped Apple TV and new accessories for the Apple Watch.
The scale of Apple’s launch-day plans go some way to explaining why it's using the massive 7,000 capacity Bill Graham centre, making this the largest keynote it’s ever hosted.