Apple iPad Pro to be unveiled Wednesday, but might not ship until late November?12
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.