12.9-inch iPad Pro tipped for Q2 of 2015 with an A8X SoC

12.9-inch iPad Pro tipped for Q2 of 2015 with an A8X SoC
We have been on quite a long road regarding the often rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but we still have a while to go. There have been rumors about the larger iPad for about one year, but the device isn't expected to be released until early in 2015. Of course, the closer we get, the more likely we'll get more accurate info, like what processor could be inside.

A new report from sources in Taiwan is saying that the larger iPad is planned for release in Q2 of 2015, and may be released along with the 3rd generation iPad mini, which was recently rumored to have its release date pushed until next year. The report also reiterates the idea that the iPad Air 2 will feature 2GB of RAM. But, the biggest news is that the iPad Pro is rumored to be using an upgraded A8X processor. This isn't a new idea for Apple, which used an A5X in the iPad 3, and an A6X in the iPad 4. There was no A7X chip, but there were also no Apple products released this past spring. 

The "X" variants of Apple processors tended to boost GPU performance, which makes perfect sense for the larger iPad, given that it is expected to feature a 4K resolution display, and you need a solid GPU to push that many pixels. 

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23 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Will it also come with the bend feature?

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Yes of course it will. Hoping you can share with us where you buy your pants that can fit a 13 inch tablet :)

3. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Shots fired

4. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Shots been fired

5. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Another copy from Samsung. It will just bend in the middle when holding opposite ends like a book or when holding it at one end onehanded

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol who said anything about, wearing in my pants :-|

7. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

World's first curved tablet!

22. blingblingthing

Posts: 946; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

For a premium fee ofcourse

6. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It's time for me to upgrade my iPad Mini to iPad Mini 3.

11. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I heard the mini 3 will be late... Only new Air this year.

23. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Sound not good for me, huhu! But I'm still hoping that they will release them both so that I don't need to wait longer.

8. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

iOS on a 12.9" device , so much usefulness... And most likely there will be Core M tablets around the same price...

12. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

They had already created a great workhouse platform called OSX, iOS is moving to be more work friendly as well. There is supposedly an A8X in there... And core M alone costs around 280$ only very costly tablets will get it.

13. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

"They had already created a great workhouse platform called OSX," witch you cant run on a ipad... "There is supposedly an A8X in there... " And ? "And core M alone costs around 280$ only very costly tablets will get it." No, not really ... the Hp Envy 13 X2 will go for 699€ ( so around $699 ) [with keyboard, if i'm not mistaken] The Acer Switch 12 should come ever cheaper...

9. maherk

Posts: 6774; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung Tab Pro 12.2. that's all am saying

14. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Will it have that magical iBend feature with crashing apps too?

20. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Yes to match the Note Pro 12.2. Mine crashes apps all the time.

21. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Sure it does. You iFanboyz are always trying to say you have Android devices that don't work properly. As Jay-Z famously said: "We don't believe you, you need more people".

15. Furbal unregistered

Why not just update the macbook air?

16. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Feels like Apple trying to copy Samsung more with the large screen and the 'pro' moniker.

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Don't let iTrolls pounce on you with the rhetorical "Apple does it late so it's better" retort.

19. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Don't worry. Those i5h33Ps don't have much of an argument when it comes to copying.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Boy, did Apple sell their values up the river. I'm sure we can just call them sApple - sour Apple, sapling Apple?

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