Apple will show off its iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at a media event on September 9. The tech giant has moved the venue of its fall event to Bill Graham auditorium, which can house up to 7,000 people, signalling that it will be one of the biggest events in Apple’s history. Now 9to5Mac has learned from “trusted sources” within Apple that the company will also announce the much-rumored iPad Pro and the iPad Mini 4 at the same event.
Experience an unprecedented blitz of product introductions
The Cupertino company is also expected to unveil the substantially revamped Apple TV and new bands for the Apple Watch at the media event next week. Sources told 9to5Mac that the iPad Pro will be unveiled next week, followed by a pre-order campaign at the end of October. The jumbo-sized tablet will hit the stores in early November. By comparison, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are set to be available for pre-order on Sept.11, followed by launch on Sept.18.
Sources said that the next week’s event will be even bigger than last year’s iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch keynote. Though a refreshed iPad Air is also under development, it won’t arrive until 2016. Users shouldn’t expect new Macs at the next week’ event either, said 9to5Mac.
Apple has high expectations from the iPad Pro
Apple has partnered with Cisco and IBM to push further into the enterprise sector. So, demand for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro among power users is expected to be strong. Earlier this week, JPMorgan analysts said in a research note that the iPad Pro was set to enter production later this month. Supply chain sources told JPMorgan that Apple partners will be producing one million iPad Pro units a month, at least through the end of this year.
Apple hopes the iPad Pro to revive its falling tablet sales by getting buyers interested in tablets again. The new 12.9-inch tablet will feature 2GB RAM, A9 processor, NFC functionality, and a Force Touch-enabled stylus. The tablet will have a display resolution of 2,048 x 2,732 pixels.