iPad 12.9-inch iPad Pro reportedly detailed in full ahead of imminent launch

Scorpus

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Apple is preparing to release a new collection of iOS-powered devices in just a few days' time, one of which is expected to be a larger 'iPad Pro' with a 12.9-inch display. While we should be hearing about this tablet officially in the very near future, 9to5Mac has fully detailed the device ahead of launch.

According to 9to5Mac's sources, the iPad Pro will be the first iPad to ship with 64 GB of storage as standard, with a 128 GB model also available for those wishing to pay a premium. The tablet will be available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold, although there won't be a Rose Gold option to match Apple's upcoming iPhones.

A variant of the iPad Pro will be available with built-in LTE, although when paired with 128 GB of storage the price of this tablet could approach a base model MacBook. Performance should be quite good, though, thanks to a new Apple A9X SoC that will be significantly faster than the previous A8X. The tablet will also come with four stereo speakers.

On the software side, Apple will allow the iPad Pro to display two full-sized portrait iPad apps side-by-side, which is something the smaller iPad Airs cannot do in their split-screen mode.

9to5Mac believes that while the iPad Pro will be announced during Apple's Wednesday event, shipments won't begin until the end of November due to delays and supply constraints. The tablet will therefore ship with iOS 9.1 on-board, the first update to the yet-to-be-released iOS 9.

Apple will not bundle the iPad Pro with any accessories, meaning you'll need to fork out more money if you want the Force Touch-integrated stylus, or one of two keyboard attachments.

The iPad Pro is expected to be announced on September 9th alongside new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and new Apple Watch bands.

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captaincranky

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9to5Mac believes that while the iPad Pro will be announced during Apple's Wednesday event, shipments won't begin until the end of November due to delays and supply constraints. The tablet will therefore ship with iOS 9.1 on-board, the first update to the yet-to-be-released iOS 9.
Things are looking up. It sounds like Apple hired Elon Musk to take care of their supply & delivery logistics....(y)
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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9to5Mac believes that while the iPad Pro will be announced during Apple's Wednesday event, shipments won't begin until the end of November due to delays and supply constraints. The tablet will therefore ship with iOS 9.1 on-board, the first update to the yet-to-be-released iOS 9.
Things are looking up. It sounds like Apple hired Elon Musk to take care of their supply & delivery logistics....(y)
Hired? Aren't slaves traded anymore?
 
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davislane1

What's all that oohing & aahing & fawning I hear from iFans already?
I stated 3 years ago that they needed a 13-inch iPad, with the very dimensions specified in the leak. I'm not going to ooooh & aaaah because they should have figured this out in 2012.

I will buy one though.
 
If it doesn't run the full OS X then it will be a waste. There is NO NEED for iOS at 12" and it will crash and burn BAD. Creative Professionals need the professional OS and if you aren't going to be able to run the full blown creative software, like the Surface and Surface Pro can, then it WILL NOT gain any ground. It will continue to lose ground. The users that want to use a "blown up iPhone" have purchased the iPad and they've pretty much saturated the market. If all they do is put out an even LARGER "blown up iPhone" then this will be the worst decision in Apple's history. Even as an Apple fan/user for over 20 years, I see NO reason to pay what they will want for a "Pro" tablet if it's watered down with iOS.
 
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feathers632

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If it doesn't run the full OS X then it will be a waste. There is NO NEED for iOS at 12" and it will crash and burn BAD. Creative Professionals need the professional OS and if you aren't going to be able to run the full blown creative software, like the Surface and Surface Pro can, then it WILL NOT gain any ground. It will continue to lose ground. The users that want to use a "blown up iPhone" have purchased the iPad and they've pretty much saturated the market. If all they do is put out an even LARGER "blown up iPhone" then this will be the worst decision in Apple's history. Even as an Apple fan/user for over 20 years, I see NO reason to pay what they will want for a "Pro" tablet if it's watered down with iOS.
Actually a larger iPad has a market for gamers and with musicians also. The price will probably kill it though, much like the surface pro.
 
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Razer

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.....aaaaaaahhhhhh .....oooooohhhhhhh...

(leaves apple store, go to the next phone store, buy Samsung Galaxy View 18.4 inch tablet)
 
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captaincranky

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To follow: A cranky fantasy about Elon Musk taking over the late Steve Jobs position with Apple as head turtleneck wearer, and chief bull s*** dispenser
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Hired? Aren't slaves traded anymore?
Slaves? What the heck are you talking about? Musk is a "visionary"! Since he hasn't gotten his "flying car" off the ground yet, so to speak, he would probably want to deliver the first shipment of this new iPad with one of his "Space-X reusable rocket boosters".

Then, since you couldn't attempt a landing in Times Square, (or any populated area), it would have to be parked on a barge.

Wouldn't that make a great evening news shot, (from the helicopter), all the iFans in the water, swimming their crazed little hearts and souls out, trying desperately to get to the place where the rocket tipped over and spilled the prized new iToys into the briny drink. It would look like the beginning of a "nerd triathlon".

All these land shots of iSheep in line for days with their little blankies and umbrellas have been done to death.
 

sthet81

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This is a long overdue feature for their tablets but Apple is the only company I know that can be behind in hardware trend and make it seem like it' never been done before.