“Apple will further differentiate the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad from its predecessor by making it part of the new iPad Pro line, according to sources,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Much like the MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, the iPad Pro will soon come in 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch variations,” Gurman reports. “This trend follows Apple not calling its 12-inch MacBook a new Air despite developing the product as an apparent successor to the MacBook Air.”
“The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro will debut at Apple’s Tuesday, March 15th event and begin shipping as soon as March 18th,” Gurman reports. “The smaller iPad Pro will have nearly identical features and specifications as the bigger model, bringing along the A9X processor and RAM upgrades from the 12.9-inch model.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Excellent. An iPad Air-sized iPad Pro will fit perfectly in our backpacks with our 11-inch MacBook Air units!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]