iPad Pro to Sport a Force Touch Screen with Stylus and Keyboard Accessories

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Sep 4, 2015
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Reports of iPad Pro debuting at the “Hey Siri” event on September 9 surprised everyone this week. Earlier, it was believed that the new iPad models will be showcased at a separate event sometime in October. As far as the MacBook-sized tablet is concerned, rumors kept suggesting that it might not come until next year. Remember, 12.9-inch iPad Pro has remained at the center of tens of rumors that have been predicting its launch since last year. Seems like Apple is finally ready to launch its first ever larger tablet for business and educational markets with fancier features like Force Touch technology and stylus.

Following up with the earlier reports of iPad Pro making a debut next week at the Bill Graham auditorium, latest reports indicate that Apple is “putting the finishing touches on a revamped iPad keyboard” which might become available by the end of this year. This latest report comes from the New York Times and just adds into the earlier reports of seeing the new iPad at the September 9 event. Folks at 9to5mac are also citing their own sources that iPad Pro will get a keyboard accessory of its own and is designed with “wider support for Bluetooth keyboard.”

12.9-inch iPad Pro will sport a Force Touch based screen, coupled with a stylus which apparently will “not look like a traditional” stylus. Building on the new pressure levels that iPad’s display will be able to recognize thanks to the Force Touch technology, enhanced drawing and designing tools will open up for the new tablet.

Citing “people close to the product,” NYT is also reporting that Apple may introduce new metal finishes for the Apple Watch that also include “a less expensive gold version.”

Apple’s media event will focus on the new iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro that will come with a Force Touch-enabled stylus, refreshed iPad mini 4, and new bands for the Apple Watch. Apple’s event this year will be one of the biggest the company has ever hosted having a focus on launching a brand new Apple TV 4 being powered by an A8 processor. Apple is also working on a successor of the iPad Air 2 but that seems to be slated for an early 2016 launch.

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Apple has a wide variety of products to showcase this year on September 9. From new smartphones to new tablets and of course, iOS 9 and Apple TV. What excites you the most? Don’t forget to let us know.

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