Date: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, 08:25
Category: Hardware, iPad, Rumor
Additional evidence of a forthcoming “iPad Pro” has turned up again, this time in the form of analytics data.
Mobile analytics firm AppSee has reported that an iPad with model identifier “iPad6,8” and a resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels has appeared within its analytics logs. The firm is also seeing the “iPhone8,1” and “iPhone8,2” in its logs, as others have, which are likely the model identifiers for the so-called “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus.”
A few months ago, Taiwanese iOS developer Hiraku Wang shared iOS 9 beta code that suggested the 12.93-inch “iPad Pro” could feature a 2,732×2,048 pixels resolution. Research firm DisplaySearch also reported in January that Apple had a tablet display with a resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels and 265 PPI under development.
The new analytics data could indicate that Apple is approaching the final stages of testing its next-gen iPhone and iPad devices. Apple is rumored to hold a media event to unveil the new iPhone models, though it remains unclear as to whether Apple will announce the “iPad Pro” at that event or hold off until 2016.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note to investors today that claims the “iPad Pro” will have a Force Touch-enabled stylus and enter mass production in September or October. Kuo expects that Force Touch will become a standard feature on all Apple products, similar to how Siri, Touch ID, Retina displays and other features were released on one device before expanding to others.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.