Apple's giant iPad is coming next week, report says



Martin Hajek

A concept of what the iPad Pro and Apple stylus could look like (not affiliated with Apple)

If you've been waiting patiently for a super-sized iPad, September 9 may be your lucky day. Apple is reportedly planning to take the wraps off its much-rumored iPad Pro that day alongside its new iPhone, new Apple TV, and a slew of other products, according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman.


The iPad Pro, along with a new iPad mini, are both expected to hit stores in November. Although the report says we'll see both of these new iPads on September 9, Gurman also notes that there's a possibility Apple will hold the announcement until October since it's closer to the products' ship date.

The iPad Pro is expected to provide a step up from the standard iPad's 9.7 inch screen, by featuring a screen measuring around 12 inches diagonally. And it will reportedly support stylus input. Gurman says the stylus will be used for Force Touch, which lines up with what KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported in the past.

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The refreshed iPad mini is said to be thinner than its predecessor and will come with Apple's A8 processor, which will allow it to support the split-screen multitasking features Apple introduced in iOS 9.

Apple has been testing its larger iPad and stylus for years, and there's a chance we may finally see those products come to market next week. Prototypes of a giant iPad with a screen larger than 12 inches in size have existed since 2012, as we reported back in July. Apple has also tested at least three different types of styluses designed specifically for the iPad, which we also reported in August.


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