Apple iPad Pro to be unveiled Wednesday, but might not ship until late November?

Apple iPad Pro to be unveiled Wednesday, but might not ship until late November?
The long awaited (not to mention long-rumored) Apple iPad Pro is said to be finally seeing the light of day on Wednesday. According to 9to5 Mac, which cited those familiar with, or have actually used the tablet, Apple will offer the slate with both 64GB and 128GB of storage. The 12.9-inch screen is 33% larger than the screen on the Apple iPad Air 2.

As we mentioned last week, the iPad Pro will run iOS 9.1, which is slightly tweaked for the large tablet. The split screen mode will allow two full-sized iPad apps to sit side-by-side in portrait orientation, unlike the split screen for the iPad Air 2 and upcoming Apple iPad mini 4. Those two squeeze two portrait oriented apps side-by-side in landscape. The iPad Pro will be powered by the Apple A9X chipset, and will be available in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. Four speakers will be pushing out audio, one of the earliest rumors that we heard about the tablet.

There will be a Force Touch stylus and a QWERTY keyboard, and we're sad to say that both are optional accessories. One version of the keyboard is also a protective case for the iPad Pro.

Production of the Apple iPad Pro is behind schedule, so according to the report, Apple's game plan is to introduce the tablet on Wednesday, take pre-orders in October, and ship them late in November. While that will allow Apple to have the tablet available for the holiday season, this is not the kind of iPad that is bound to be found quite often under the ol' Christmas tree or unwrapped during Chanukah. The intention was to build a tablet for the enterprise and educational markets. But that doesn't mean that some won't find a huge iPad appealing for personal use.

source: 9to5Mac

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12 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Sounds good but paying laptop price (which will be cost for ipad) for tablet feels to much.Apple should have aimed for surface pro competitor not note pro. (I own a macbook and ipad air 2.)

11. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Who realy wants a Ipad Fat? A very fat sheep.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

If it doesn't run a modified touch friendly MAC OS then I see no use of a larger pro version of iPad. For who it will be? Designers? No designer will work with ipad that runs skimmed down version of photoshop that exists now, Not to mention tons of other designing apps that don't exist on iOS at all. Ye its nice and fun to draw something cool on ipad but working professionally with it will be impossible for a designer if it runs iOS. Who else would want a even bigger ipad? Besides sales man like in car sales etc I see no one else caring for it.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man this even is gonna be killer. Let's see what comes out.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't see a point in an 18.4 galaxy tab nor a 12.9 inch iPad.

5. SnakeBoyVincentLiu

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Doesn't matter, just take my money :)

6. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I'll take you up on that offer. Where should I be going to take it?

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, just a bigger bastardized tablet like the Note 12 Pro? Would be just-as extremely inferior compared to the Surface Pro which it's most likely priced like...but that's nothing new with Apple products. Sadly, it would still separate a lot of fools from their money, and that's all that matters to Apple... Really wish I'm wrong about it. Anything but another ripoff product from the fruit company...

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Don't worry. The Apple watch, while still selling, is not selling as much as Apple thought it would, neither will this.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The Watch market wasn't big for starters. Apple is already the second largest in that market even though they say "we didn't ripoff enough people as initially intended"...that's doing more than good enough IMO.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

iPad Pro = FAIL! It will cost around 1000 euro's, for that price and even cheaper you can buy and Surface Pro 3! Even a Surface Pro 4 soon!

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1116; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The IPad pro will be a failure, it can only compete with other IPads and Android tablets. It simply cannot compete with a Surface tablet running full Windows on an Intel processor.

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