The always-doubted sometimes-accurate Digitimes is reporting that Apple will release the long-rumored iPad Pro in mid November this year. The ‘iPad Pro’ is expected to feature a large 12.9 inch screen with stereo speakers and targeted at business and education uses. Digitimes says that Apple has asked suppliers to ramp up in late September which should mean a November debut, with manufacturing by Foxconn.
November would not be unusual for an iPad refresh, with Apple typically holding announcement events in October for iPad updates. The company is reportedly ‘cautious’ in placing orders which seems to imply a low initial stock availability, perhaps if Apple is unsure about demand for the new product. The iPad Pro screen will seemingly feature a 2732×2048 resolution. The iOS 9 Simulator adds additional keyboard layouts when run at that resolution, such as the inclusion of a number row.