More news coming in about the September 9 Apple event suggests that the Cupertino tech-giant may also be launching the iPad Pro along with the new iPhone and Apple TV.
The September 9 event may just witness the introduction of iPad Pro as well as a new iPad Mini, according to 9to5Mac. The two big announcements would probably explain the sheer size of the venue in San Francisco, the Bill Graham auditorium, where the event is going to be held.
Earlier reports indicated a November launch and 9to5Mac also points out that given iPad Pro’s November shipping date, chances are the larger tablet could be announced later in the year. However, the word has come to the site from “trusted sources”, mentioning an earlier launch.
The site suggests the larger iPad may feature two speakers on the side, run iOS 9.1, incorporate Force Touch technology, as well as optimized Notification Centre and Siri UIs.
It has been previously reported that the iPad Pro may sport a 12.9-inch body, USB Type-C port and other features like Touch ID and built-in NFC capabilities.
As for the new iPad Mini, it is expected to be much thinner than the current model in the market and with the incorporation of the A-series, it may also be much faster. As noted by CNET, the new device could also arrive with a higher-resolution display. An upgraded camera and split-screen app support would be the two other additions in the new offering.
As is the norm, iPad launches follow in October, post the iPhone announcements. But given the scale of the event this time around, we may just witness the launch earlier.
If the iPad Pro does get launched at the event on Wednesday, then it is expected to start retailing in November, while pre-orders will begin in October. There has been no word on the pricing of the devices so far.