“Apple is going to super-size its iPad tablet lineup next week with the introduction of the jumbo-screen iPad Pro,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“The iPad Pro reportedly will feature a 12.9-inch display compared with 9.7 inches for the standard iPad. Apple is set to unveil the long-rumored iPad Pro, along with a refreshed version of the iPad Mini, at a media event Wednesday in San Francisco, 9to5Mac reported. The iPad Pro is expected to be released in November, with pre-orders starting in late October,” Seitz reports. “The big-screen iPad Pro is said to have a Force Touch screen that can distinguish between finger taps and presses. It also is rumored to support stylus input, something Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was against.”
“The iPad Pro is being targeted to enterprise customers and will sport a jumbo-size price to match its screen size. Apple is collaborating with IBM (NYSE:IBM) to sell iPads to businesses,” Seitz reports. “The launch of the iPad Pro would coincide with the release of iOS 9 software, which has improvements ideal for big screens, such as split-screen functionality for multitasking.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We want!
Apple was working on styluses when Steve Jobs was alive and running the company. We’ve been covering Apple smart-pen/stylus patents and reports for many years now. With years and years of work on smart styluses, it certainly seems like Apple’s getting all of their ducks in order for the 12.9-inch “iPad Pro,” at least, where it might make the most sense – as opposed to a 3.5-inch (or even a 5.5-inch) iPhone.
Apple has been working on iPad smart stylus prototypes for years – August 7, 2015
Apple patent application reveals smart stylus with texture sensing capabilities, 3D image generation, and more – July 30, 2015
Apple advances their future iPen with a continuous handwriting UI and processor system – July 9, 2015
Warning: Apple’s mythical iPad Pro may replace your enterprise PCs – May 14, 2015
Why Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ will flop or something – May 11, 2015
Hands-on with alleged ‘iPad Pro’ case gives shows comparison to Apple’s iPad Air – May 1, 2015
Apple’s 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ to feature oxide LCD display; mass production in Q315, sources say – March 5, 2015
Is a larger ‘iPad Pro’ an absurd idea? – January 22, 2015
Analyst: Apple likely to launch simple stylus with 12.9-inch iPad Pro; advanced 3D stylus due later – January 18, 2015
Apple granted another smart pen patent for capturing digital copies of notes and drawings – December 30, 2014
Apple files their 10th ‘Smart Pen’ patent of the year – December 6, 2014
iPen: Apple patent applications reveal advanced modular smart-pen – February 2, 2014
iPen? Apple secretly files three dynamic smart-pen patents in Europe – February 28, 2013
Apple patent application reveals advanced ‘active stylus’ for iOS devices – December 31, 2012
Apple patent application reveals more about their optical iPen and graphics program – May 24, 2012
Apple patent app details smart, heated ‘iPen’ stylus for iPad and iPhone – July 7, 2011
Apple patent application details new type of stylus for iPad – February 3, 2011