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iPad Pro: New details emerge ahead of launch

iPad Pro: New details emerge ahead of launch

The iPad Pro, Apple’s long–rumoured large screen tablet, is set to be revealed at the company’s keynote event on September 9th. But ahead of its official launch, insiders have been spilling the beans about what we can expect.

While the device’s 12.9–inch screen has long been touted, concrete details about what soft of benefits it brings have been scarce.

Until now, that is. Today, sources have informed 9to5 Mac that it will be able to run two full–sized iPad apps side–by–side, taking Apple’s split–screen multitasking to the next level.

It will be powered by a new Apple A9X chipset, with the report backing up previous stories and uSwitch’s own leaked iPad Pro renders regarding plans for the inclusion of four speakers.

Apple will not offer a 16GB or 32GB version, instead starting at 64GB with a chance to snap up a more capacious 128GB model too.

That indicates that pricing is likely to be from around $1,000 in the US, in turn meaning Apple will need to convince users that this is a worthwhile option over similarly priced MacBook Airs which will certainly be more powerful.

In terms of accessories, the much–vaunted Force Touch-capable stylus will not be bundled with the iPad Pro. Neither will a keyboard.

Apple is said to be prepping two of the latter: one a standalone wireless keypad, the other a case with keyboard built in.

Expect to hear official details about the device from 6pm UK time on September 9th, at which time we'll also get our first look at the next-gen iPhones too.



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