Apple's first big announcement today is a new iPad, the long rumored iPad Pro. In true 'reality distortion field' fashion, they are calling this "the biggest news in iPad since the iPad." Sporting a large 12.9" display (2,732 x 2,048), the iPad Pro retains a 4:3 aspect ratio but the new tablet is as wide as the iPad Air is tall.
Because of the much larger footprint, Apple believes the iPad Pro will be great for productivity, with iOS improving multitasking support and split screen operation with two apps on-screen, but also for watching TV shows and movies as well as gaming.
With more space, Apple has packed a ton more procesing power. The new A9X SoC is 1.8x faster than a desktop-class processor according to Apple. The built-in GPU is 2x faster than a console GPU, which as you know is still very slow compared to high-end GPUs in a gaming PC but an impressive feat nonetheless.
In fact, the bolder claim Apple made about A9X SoC is that the chip is faster than most laptops released in the last year. In combination with productivity software from the likes of Microsoft (they were part of the iPad Pro presentation, no joke), Adobe, Autodesk or Apple's own iMovie, the new iPad is capable enough to edit edit clips in iMovie, like you would do in MacBook Pro.