Apple may debut a larger, stylus-based ‘iPad Pro’ next week

Is Apple ready to launch the long-rumored iPad Pro?

 

Mike Wehner

Tech

Published Sep 3, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:09 am CDT

Those hankering for a king-size iPad might finally get their wish at this year’s big Apple event.

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9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman hears from his typically reliable sources that Apple is readying the iPad Pro—confirming the long-rumored naming scheme for a bigger Apple tablet—and could show it off alongside the new iPhone 6S at its Sept. 9 event.

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Details about the device itself are sparse, but they reportedly include a larger Retina display, dual external speakers, and a Force Touch stylus.

Apple’s introduction of split-screen multitasking in iOS 9, which allows two apps to work side-by-side for the first time in iOS history, would fit perfectly on a larger iPad screen. The inclusion of a stylus suggests that the device could be aimed at creative types like illustrators.

If Apple does indeed show off a larger iPad alongside its new iPhone, it would go against the company’s recent trend of dedicating separate events to its phone and tablet lineups. Even if Apple is planning a November launch (and October pre-order window) for the iPad Pro, it’s still possible that there will be a a iPad event in October.

Either way, we’re now even more interested to see what Apple shows off on Sept. 9.

Photo via The D34n/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 3, 2015, 1:52 pm CDT