Now that the Apple Watch has been released a lot of focus has gone towards the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Plus (or iPad Pro). As far as we know and based on rumors we know that the device is still in development. Some features that the new device may have include its very own Stylus, USB-C port, force touch technology and other features.
The latest iPad Pro leak confirms rumors that the device will have a 12.9-inch screen size. Also with the release of the Apple Watch and 12-inch Macbook it is expected for Apple to throw in many of the features of those devices into the new iPad. The first is the Force Touch technology that was used in the Apple Watch. It measures different pressure levels of taps to identify different commands.
Next the iPad Pro will come with a USB-C port. Now unlike the Macbook that only has this port the iPad Pro will have the USB-C port along with a standard Lightning connection at the bottom of the tablet.
Another rumor is that the iPad Plus will have a NFC chip. This will allow businesses to use the tablet as a POS terminal with Apple Pay. The tablet is also expected to come with a pressure-sensitive stylus which will make it more convenient to use the larger tablet and for education / business purposes.
So here are the rumored features of the new device:
– Improved A9 processing chip
– 12.9-inch display size (dimensions: 223mm x 306mm x 7.2mm)
– NFC chip
– Stylus for pressure-sensitive input connected via Bluetooth to the slate
– Quad speaker system
– Optional QWERTY keyboard
– Ultra fast charging
– Naming possibilities: iPad Pro or iPad Plus