iOS 9 code suggests iPad Pro could be released later this year

iPad Pro keyboard

For several years we have been hearing rumors about the possible release of a tablet device dubbed as the ‘iPad Pro’. While the rumors have been strong and from supposedly credible sources, those who have been waiting for such a device got nothing but disappointment. That however might change this year as code found in iOS 9 beta has certain elements that indicate Apple is working on a larger iPad and could finally release it later this year. Developers who have been digging into the iOS 9 code to find clues related to the unreleased products found that the software update features a revamped keyboard. This stock keyboard is capable of adjust its keys to suit much larger screens than the one found on current models of iPad.

And now developers Steve Troughton Smith and Hiraku Wang have revealed what they believe would be the resolution of the iPad Pro device. According to them the device will feature a 2732×2048 resolution with 263 pixels-per-inch and have a screen size of 12.9-inches. This when compared to 2048×1536 resolution of 9.7-inch iPad looks pretty huge. A resolution this high will make the new split-screen feature of iPad a lot more useful, effectively allowing users to run two full-sized applications side-by-side.

If Apple does end up releasing an iPad Pro later this year, we expect it to be priced significantly higher than iPad Air 2. The device will be marketed to businesses and education users while featuring much more processing power than what we have of current iPads. [9to5Mac]

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