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

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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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Dave245

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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.
 
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fzfpff

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The aspect ratio is nearly identical to the current models. Makes sense for me.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

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Is it me or 265PPI is kinda small for a larger iPad?

Mine iPad Air has same number of PPI.
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.
 
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peterh988

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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!
 

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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. :(
 

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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. :(
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.