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2,732×2,048 'iPad Pro' With Model Identifier 'iPad6,8' Shows Up in Analytics

Mobile analytics firm AppSee reports that an iPad with model identifier "iPad6,8" and a resolution of 2,732×2,048 pixels -- likely the 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" -- 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."

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A few months ago, Taiwanese iOS developer Hiraku Wang shared iOS 9 beta code that suggested the 12.93-inch "iPad Pro" could have a 2,732×2,048 pixels resolution at 264 PPI based on Apple's @2x high-resolution modifier. 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.

With new devices beginning to show up in analytics, it is likely that Apple is nearing the final stages of testing new iPhone and iPad models that are expected to be announced in the near future. Apple is rumored to hold a media event on September 9 to unveil the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," but it remains unclear if the "iPad Pro" will also be announced or held back until later in 2015 or early 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.

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17 months ago

Didn't somebody great once say that we would never see a stylus?


Let's just be clear that back then he meant that you won't need a stylus in order to actually use the iPhone, you use your finger... Also a stylus will make a lot of sense for designer and artists, it's an iPad "Pro" for god's sake :D
Rating: 13 Votes
17 months ago
Wasn't this resolution left in a bar a few weeks ago?



Rating: 11 Votes
17 months ago
Didn't somebody great once say that we would never see a stylus?
Rating: 6 Votes
17 months ago

I'm scared of any iPad with a higher resolution (no matter the size) because of getting burned so bad on the iPad 3. :(


Don't buy the first gen. Apple being Apple it will be underpowered just like the iPad 3 and just like the iPhone 6+.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago

Didn't somebody great once say that we would never see a stylus?


Yes, but more and more people are starting to realize how useful a stylus can be especially in illustration/drawing situations. I myself use the Surface 3 with a stylus in these situations and it seems very practical.

The stylus is not a requirement, but it's now a must have accessory if you want to take full advantage of a tablet. Steve Jobs was right in introducing a 'stylus-free' tablet with the iPad, and it worked...until more and more apps started to appear and the need for a stylus became more apparent.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago

Let's just be clear that back then he meant that you won't need a stylus in order to actually use the iPhone, you use your finger... Also a stylus will make a lot of sense for designer and artists, it's an iPad "Pro" for god's sake :D


This. I don't think some people understand what was meant by a 'stylus' back then.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

Err this is more likely apple just adding pixels to the larger 9,7 model. The mini already supports 2048 x 1536 anyway. So gotta give the 9,7 inch a little extra.

But it says at "265 PPI." To keep the PPI the same, the screen would have to get larger. The current display is 9.7" 2048x1536 at 264 PPI.

I'm scared of any iPad with a higher resolution (no matter the size) because of getting burned so bad on the iPad 3. :(
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

Didn't somebody great once say that we would never see a stylus?


someone once great
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago
So is Ming-Chi Kuo is guy or a gal? He/she is the analyst I trust the most when it comes to Apple product leaks.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago

Let's just be clear that back then he meant that you won't need a stylus in order to actually use the iPhone, you use your finger... Also a stylus will make a lot of sense for designer and artists, it's an iPad "Pro" for god's sake :D


He was actually referencing the iPad with that statement.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/08/jobs-if-you-see-a-stylus-or-a-task-manager-they-blew-it/

"A: (Steve Jobs) It's like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it. In multitasking, if you see a task manager... they blew it. Users shouldn't ever have to think about it."
Rating: 2 Votes

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