Apple’s rumored “iPad Pro” has reportedly been in the works for some time now, and the most recent speculations indicates the company has eventually pushed back its plans for the device as it seeks to give its manufacturing partners time to build up to iPhone 6 Plus demand. Apple although showcased its powerful new iPad Air 2 during last month’s big media event, but the rumor mill stil has its agenda on the elusive iPad Pro.
The larger slate is said to be arriving at some point in the near future, and we now have some new details regarding what said device will entail. Features a 12.2-inch display – a change in direction from the long-rumored 12.9-inch setup – the slab might also include extra speakers on board and with thin profile set to give even the iPhone 6 a run for its money in terms of slickness, and many more specs already there to be getting excited.
However, the iPad mini 3 has been touted by many as an overpriced, which is a disappoint news and while the iPad Air 2 has been the subject of rave reviews. With NFC, Apple also integrated a three-core processor and 2GB of RAM, which makes it the most powerful than any Apple tablet in its first iPad. But the notion of an iPad Pro still remains.
Sources also indicate the device will contain speakers and microphones on both the top and bottom edges, opening the door to an improved stereo audio experience.
Product design concept seems to be based on iPad Air 2, pair of speakers and microphones will be added on top-side not only bottom’s pair. iPad Pro might be capable for supporting stereo audio.
Whereas the tickness goes, the report claims the iPad Pro will not match the 6.1 mm measurement of the new iPad Air 2 but will still be quite thin, coming in around the same 7 mm mark as the iPhone 6 (6.9 mm) and iPhone 6 Plus (7.1 mm).
Apart this, Apple is pretty much targeting larger display size, while the “Pro” model to its ranks because of competing offerings like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Samsung GalaxyTabPro, which have sought to offer a notebook level power and performance on a tablet. So, the new iPad Pro planned to focus on the education sector. Could be!
Here we got some details regarding the rumored iPad Pro from the Japanese blog Macotakara has some interesting tidbits including vague dimensions.
“The 12.2-inch display will be bundled into a profile of similar thickness to the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, which are 6.9 and 7.1 mm respectively. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1mm, is exceptionally slender, and the iPad Pro will not be quite as slim”
The report also includes a rough illustration, but the sourcing of the illustration is unclear at this moment and it appears to show a row of holes presumably representing a speaker along the top edge of the device next to the power button.
Finally, it said that the device is rumored to be arriving early on next year. Stay tuned!
(Source: Macotakara [Google Translate])