Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro to let users run two full-size apps side-by-side: Report
We are just a day away from Apple’s big launch event where it’s expected to unveil the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and new Apple TV. Apple also plans to introduce two new iPads – the iPad mini 4 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, ahead of the official unveiling, sources close to 9to5Mac have some more information about the larger iPad.
Unlike the previous iPads where base model shipped with 16GB of storage, the base model of the iPad Pro is likely to come with 64GB of storage, the report says. Apple will also be selling a slightly expensive 128GB model of the iPad Pro. It is expected to run on iOS 9.1 and likely to come in three color variants, Gold, Space Grey and Silver.
Similar to the iPad mini and iPad Air, the Pro version will come with built-in LTE capabilities. According to the report, the high-end iPad Pro version with LTE chip is expected to cost as much as Apple’s latest Macbooks. The iPad Pro will reportedly support new Bluetooth keyboard designed by Apple. With $1,000+ (approximately Rs 65,000) price range, customers might have a tough time picking between a small-sized MacBook and a large-sized iPad.
Flaunting a 12.9-inch “monster” display, the iPad Pro will reportedly support landscape split-screen mode to run two full-sized apps side by side. On the specifications part, the iPad Pro is also expected to be powered by Apple’s A9X chip, which could be a major leap over the present A8X chip that powers the iPad Air 2.
Other features such as Force Touch feature, support for iPad stylus is also expected. That’s not all, the iPad Pro could also come with four stereo speakers to offer the best multimedia experience.
With the September 9 event kicking off tomorrow, we will come to know the exact details of new products when Apple officially announces them.