The Apple iPad Pro, twice the size and twice the price?
Just after iOS 9 beta has been introduced and marketed to the people and the media, a new iPad just came to approach the industry, and by far called the ‘iPad Pro’. The new device will likely have a resolution of ‘2732×2048’, which is 12.9 inches and comes out as 263 pixels-per-inch (PPI), as mentioned by Chance Miller of 9to5Mac. At this level, Horace Dediu of Asymco tweeted that, ‘the biggest iPad will be bigger than the smallest Mac’. And yes, there is a big difference between the two.
Steve Troughton Smith, an Irish developer that came with this information tweeted his discovery yesterday ‘Also in iOS 9’ — UIKeyboard seems to scale to a much larger built-in keyboard only makes sense in the context of a larger iPad.
The pixel width of the new device is said to be equal with the height of the iPad Air 2. It is quite anticipated that it could run iPad apps in a split-screen future at full-size in iOS 9. Mentioning the split-screen in the picture is perfect for a bigger iPad as well, the feature and the size justifies its purpose in contrast, vice versa.
In today’s technology demand, the split-screen feature may be an edge for other products. However, the limit is only for one user and to make multitasking a lot easier. The multi-user support to make two people to share one device and securely login their data is still in the making, according to 9to5mac.
iOS 9 is said to have a feature that supports a stylus as well, an idea that does not please Steve Jobs. But Microsoft, Adobe, and other big competitors are using the pen, which causes Apple to do as well. Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets have a great reputation with using a pen stylus so far since the beginning compared to the iPad.
Lastly, the pricing for the iPad Pro will range somewhere from $799-$1599 which is competitive to its rival, the Surface Pro 3 which starts at $799 as well.
Overall, the question remains to the situation to whether the iPad Pro will reverse the collapsing sales of the iPad, since its disappointment to educational entities — a report based on the Los Angeles Unified School District.