Apple iPad Pro Coming Later This Year (Report)

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With all of the recent Apple rumors focusing on the iWatch and iPhone 6, it’s easy to forget that the company is also said to be working on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. But a new report indicates that the slate is still in the pipeline, and could make its debut later this year.

According to the Taiwanese site Economic News Daily, a Taiwan-based supplier of Apple parts has received orders for components for the iPad Pro. What’s more, the tablet could be ready to ship alongside a new iPad mini and iPad Air models.

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In addition to its larger size, the iPad Pro’s display will also reportedly be available with two a 2K or 4K display resolution. The 2K model’s resolution is said to come in at 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution, while the 4K Pro’s screen will top out at 4096 x 3072 pixels. The Pro may also get a stylus and a Smart Cover with a built in keyboard, similar to the Microsoft Surface’s Type Cover.

Further reports indicate that the iPad Pro could get a Touch ID home button with fingerprint reader. Eye-tracking technology could be on deck for the Pro, though there isn’t much information available about how Apple would implement such a feature. So will the iPad Pro debut in time for the holidays? We’ll just have to wait to find out.

via Economic News Daily

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A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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