If you are dreaming of owning the biggest iPad Apple has ever produced, it will soon be a reality. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino tech giant will start the long-rumoured 12.9-inch iPad Pro's mass production not later than October and as early as next month, MacRumors reports. This means the device will be ready to hit shelves by November, considering Apple's tradition of new product launches.
In addition to the production date, Kuo also speculates the 12.9-inch iPad will feature a Force Touch-enabled stylus for users to easily navigate through the increased real estate on the tablet.
"Kuo believes manufacturer Cheng Uei will receive the exclusive assembly rights of the stylus. The analyst also points to recent market feedback of Force Touch on products like the Apple Watch and MacBook as reasons that the technology wouldn't exclusively drive big hardware sales, but Apple's commitment to the consistency of its devices will see Force Touch implemented on all of the company's products in the future," says the MacRumors report.
The iPad Pro has been in the news for quite a long time. Over the years, there have been conflicting reports about the exact screen size of the iPad Pro. Some reports have indicated that the unannounced iPad will have a 12.9-inch high-resolution display, while others have speculated the screen to measure 12.2 inches. The massive screen size will pit the new iPad against its own Macbook Pro and Macbook Air line, except without a keyboard. Some rumours have also revealed that the new iPad will feature A9 chipset, 2,732x2,048 pixel screen, multi-user login and larger USB Type-C port among other upgrades.
Apple has always reserved September for new iPhone releases and October for launching iPad upgrades.