Apple has always been a little secretive about its upcoming devices. And in case of the forthcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the rumor mill is already predicting when Apple will release the much hyped tablet device.
Sources close to Taiwan-based tech site Technews have been reportedly claiming that Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro might be powered by a new A8X processor. Similar to Apple's previous designed A5X and A6X processors, the A8X processor would be graphically enhanced.
Reportedly the chipset is claimed to be designed to help the GPU handle the large screen size with higher resolution. Thus far no further technical information about the A8X is available at the moment. So it is advisable to take this rumor as a pinch of salt.
Going by Apple's past track record, the Cupertino-based giant is slowly shifting way from using an "X" version of its iOS device chip last year. The A7 chipset in 2013 didn't get an A7X version. The latest iPhones are powered by an A8 chipset it's claimed the A8X chip will be found in the iPad Pro.
Notably, the upcoming iPad Air 2 won't come with an A8X processor, which should feature the regular A8 chipset. The source also claims the iPad Air 2 might come with 2GB of RAM. This is incredible news for those who are looking forward to buy an improved iPad.
While the iPad Air 2 is rumored to arrive sometime in October, the bigger and better "iPad Pro" may land next year.
Here's a list of top rumors you should know about the "Big Screen" tablet device. Take a look into sliders below.
Apple iPad Pro: Design
While rumors continue to indicate that Apple will indeed launch a large screen tablet, we don't see a drastic change as far as the design of the tablet is concerned. It might be closer to the existing iPad Air in respect of overall design. The expected screen size of the iPad Pro is somewhere between 11 and 13-inch. However, reports in the past few months have claimed that the 11-inch laptop may get the axe in favor of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Whether it is going to replace the MacBook Air remains to be seen.
Apple iPad Pro: 4K Display
Does a 4K display really matters to you? Well, Apple is definitely testing a 4K ready iPad. Apple's iPad Pro is rumored to come with a 4K ready display. The Chinese website Pad News had claimed in the past that Apple will imbibe 4K display in favor of Retina display. A report from Hamza Kahn at the News Tribe based on the Chinese supply-chain information also claimed that Foxxcon already tested a 12.9-inch 2K iPad Pro prototype and a 4K ready tablet is also in works.
Apple iPad Pro: Storage
Now, with latest iPhones have 128GB of native storage, the upcoming "iPad Pro" might come stuffed with at least 256GB of native storage for the high-end model.
Apple iPad Pro: Imaging Capability
Tablets have always looked as fun device. But the iPad Pro things might get change a bit. The front-facing shooter on the iPad Pro would be far better compared to previous generation models. Since the iPad Pro is expected to be a productive device, the front-facing camera should be improved.
Apple iPad Pro: Release Date
Like Apple's T.V set, the iPad Pro is not less than a mystery. Rumors claim that Apple could launch the large screen tablet early next year. To date no one has predicted accurate release date, however, we're expecting a possible 2015 release date.