The larger iPad will feature more storage space with the base model said to have 64GB of storage. It will also ship in gold, silver, and space gray color varieties with iOS 9.1 as the initial operating system. Pricing will be more in line with the companies MacBooks making the decision between a notebook and tablet that much more difficult.
The iPad Pro will be able to run two full sized iPad apps side by side.
Speaking of the larger screen, we have been told that the 12.9-inch display is a “monster.” To give it truly “Pro” capabilities, the iPad Pro’s landscape split-screen mode will be bolstered to allow two full-sized portrait iPad apps to be displayed. This is unlike the split-screen mode on the iPad Air 2 and upcoming iPad mini 4 that condenses portrait iPad apps to fit side-by-size in landscape mode. The iPad Pro will include an A9X chip, which we’ve heard will be a “large” leap over the Air 2’s A8X. It will also have four stereo speakers, but a single Lightning port on the bottom.
Finally, purchasing the new tablet will not get you a Force Touch stylus or a keyboard. Those accessories will need to be bought separately. Apple has apparently designed a version of its new keyboard that doubles as a case, similar to the many keyboard cases currently available for the iPad and iPad mini.
Apple's big media event at which the company will debut its new iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV is on Wednesday, September 9th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.