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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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."


    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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  2. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    Didn't somebody great once say that we would never see a stylus?
  3. pustota macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2015
    Is it me or 265PPI is kinda small for a larger iPad?

    Mine iPad Air has same number of PPI.
  4. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Or a 7" tablet.
  5. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    Just how reliable is Ming-Ch Kuo? everyone seems to be taking is word as if it's the truth. Personally i'm hoping we see the iPad Pro this year, probably at the October iPad event.
  6. fzfpff macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2012
    The aspect ratio is nearly identical to the current models. Makes sense for me.
  7. 2457244 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2015
  8. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    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.
  9. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2006
    I hope this force touch stylus will be good enough to replace my adonit jot touch.
  10. donster28 macrumors 68000

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    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.
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    someone once great
  12. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    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.
  13. mmendoza27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2007
    Typically, the larger the screen, the further away you are. That would mean that a lower PPI would suffice to make it "retina". That's why the 13" retina MacBook Pro/retina iMac have a PPI of 220 and 218 respectively.
  14. rudychidiac Suspended


    May 2, 2012
    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
  15. Dilster3k, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015

    Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    More pixels than my 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro...?

  16. peterh988 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2011
    Would it be possible for Apple to put some fake code in there, just to troll the people who go rooting around for it? I think I would if it were me! :)

    Get people talking about a device with a 14,000 x 700 pixel display.

    How childish, How fun!
  17. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    iPad 6,8? Maybe this is a clue as to whether or not we will see an iPad Air 3 this year?
  18. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    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. :(
  19. srminton macrumors regular


    Sep 5, 2008
    This. I don't think some people understand what was meant by a 'stylus' back then.
  20. cactus_in_uw_gat macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2015
    Looks like my user-agent spoofing worked. Now I gonna spoof a new apple TV model as user agent, and macrumors will write an article about the new apple TV
  21. duffman9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2003
    Deep in the Depths of CA
    He didn't live long enough to see a Surface Pro.
  22. Time Less macrumors 6502

    Time Less

    Jul 29, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I hope the force touch stylus will work with the air 2 but knowing apple it will only be compatible with the "pro".
  23. duffman9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2003
    Deep in the Depths of CA
    Don't buy the first gen. Apple being Apple it will be underpowered just like the iPad 3 and just like the iPhone 6+.
  24. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    That's the suggested PPI the display would have... if they were to make an 12,9 inch. However I still have my doubts and I think they will just increase the PPI of the original iPad Air 2.
  25. AngerDanger, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015

    AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    Wasn't this resolution left in a bar a few weeks ago?


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