The 12.9-inch iPad Pro packs four stereo speakers with 3x the volume of the iPad Air 2

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro packs four stereo speakers with 3x the volume of the iPad Air 2

"Monstrous announcements!", Tim Cook began Apple's keynote, which is currently ongoing. And while we're only some 30 minutes in, the company has already outlined a number of new Apple Watch band designs and software improvements, along with the biggest iPad ever made: the iPad Pro.

At 12.9 inches, the Pro is likely going to end up as a mostly niche devices utilized by enterprises, though nothing's really stopping the everyday Joe from snatching one up, either. In fact, packing an incredible four speaker configuration (stereo), the iPad Pro ought to prove an excellent multimedia device for watching movies or just listening to music in your living room.

So four speakers should mean double the volume of the two stereo units available on the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2, right? Close enough; we were actually told that the iPad Pro's quad config packs an even meaner punch: three times the volume of iPad Air 2. That sounds crazy loud and we can't wait to try it out.


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23 Comments

1. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

A professional's tool. Great to see the new features.

14. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The fact that the Ipad Fat have 4 speaker brings nothing professional

19. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

I am talking about the device

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

OHH MY!!! 4 Speakers... The innovation... I am speechless.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

OHH and that Apple Pencil! Man Apple so far is killing it!

18. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

LOL...

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

And they point sideways ; how wonderfully sensible!

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I'm watching the keynote so far and I feel this will do nothing but certainly cut into their Mac sales. Especially the Air.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's their goal. Save money on I5's and i7's and cooling fans. Plus have an excuse to drop windows 10 completely. With macs they had to advertise that they can boot windows and os x. Now they can just advertise IOS and IOS only.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

3 times as loud just means 4.7 dB higher. Our ears listen logarithmically. So 10 times the intensity doesn't sound as 10 times, but just 10 dB louder.

16. FluffyBled unregistered

Rofl thanks for pointing that out ... as always apple trying to fool average customers.

6. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

even as an android fan u just have to appreciate what they have done today. its amazing!

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um no. What's so amazing about it?

17. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

the exorbitant price for a useless tool!

7. SonyOwner unregistered

The best product of 2015. Omg Get my money. Really innovative - Idiot says

8. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

so far I'm really liking the Apple Pencil....made me laugh so hard and I dont know why

9. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Nice to see Apple's admiration for Galaxy SPen.

10. stijnvbml

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Lets hope that they give 64 gb of storage as a standard and skip the 16 gb model. 16 gb will f**k this model up.

12. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave...

15. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Rolling in his grave wondering why his company is making over 5x the money now since his time as CEO? Sure he's mourning alright.

21. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Hey PA, compare those quad-speakers with the Sony Tablet that also has quad-speakers for comparison.

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I doubt enterprises would adopt this device as IOS is a nightmare for security.

24. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Ohhh God... When they will stop this... Apple IPad Pro Keyboard Case - $169 Apple Pencil - $50 Apple Case for IPad Pro- $XXX Apple s**t for IPad Pro - $XXX s**tty Dollars... Why can't they give it as a bundle...!!! They will literally milk every one who buy IPad Pro...!!

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