iPad Pro CNBC - iPad Pro to be announced Sept. 9th

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Codeseven, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    Did anyone else catch CNBC's 'announcement' of Apples upcoming event that aired this am? I caught the last part of it when their guest tech analyst (I didn't catch who she was) said that along with the new iPhone the iPad Pro will also be announced at the September 9th event.

    Did anyone see the whole segment? Who was she and did she mean to infer that it 'might' get announced?
  2. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Don't think so. I guess that analysts just read some rumors. No insight knowledge.
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  4. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

    If the other iPads are updated on September 9th, and I think that at least the mini will (for 2 GB RAM + Split View), then Apple might go ahead and announce the iPad "Pro" on the same day. If the rumors about no iPad Air update are true (or if there is a minor iPad Air update), then Apple could still claim significant CPU and GPU performance increases in the iPad lineup with the iPad "Pro."
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    I think that will be the "one more thing".
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Imagine if they had a normal iPad with 2gb and a pro with 3gb when it comes to RAM. Do you think that'd help them make it a pro device? Or do they need it at all?
  7. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    I think it's likely to be October when the iPads are usually updated. I'm personally waiting for the iPad Pro, because even if it's just a bigger iPad I will be getting one. However it could be the "one more thing" if Apple decide to do that kind of like they did with the Apple Watch last year. However there have been reports of the iPad Pro running IOS 9.1 which would point to an October or later release.
  8. soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    iPads are an October thing. Otherwise the iPhone would be overshadowed by the shiny new iPad.
  9. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    Good question.

    I think it depends on whether or not Apple will focus on market segments previously untapped by the iPad lineup. If the iPad "Pro" (keep in mind that we don't know what it will be called) is just a bigger iPad Air, then I do not think that Apple will put more than 2 GB of RAM into it.

    However, the rumors of the iPad "Pro" having stylus support, a USB-C port, and stereo speakers point to it being a larger jump than just an upscaled iPad Air 2. I suspect that Apple is targeting two (non-disjoint) groups of people with the iPad "Pro."
    1. Those who take notes or perform other tasks that require precise touchscreen usage.
    2. Those who require computers with more powerful hardware than an iPad Air 2.
    The first group is served by the stylus. The second group can at least partially be served by a large spec jump, RAM included, from the iPad Air 2 to the iPad "Pro" that allows for new features or pro apps that were not feasible on previous iPads. Correspondingly, given the low amount of RAM that Apple likes to put in their iOS devices, I think that the iPad "Pro" will have more than 2 GB RAM only if the above scenario actually occurs. One example is a hypothetical 4-window Split View. If (2-window) Split View requires 2 GB RAM then perhaps 4-window Split View would require at least 3 GB RAM. A less silly hypothetical example is Apple's pro apps on iOS.

    The hardware requirements for Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X are below (from the Apple web site). Other requirements are in grey.

    Logic Pro X:
    • 4GB of RAM
    • Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
    • OS X v10.9.5 or later
    • Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
    • Minimum 6GB of disk space. 49GB of optional content available via in-app download.
    Final Cut Pro X:
    • OS X v10.10.2 or later
    • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
    • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
    • 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
    • 4.15GB of disk space
    My guess from last week regarding the iPad "Pro"'s specs are as follows:
    • 12.9" 2732x2048 (264 PPI) display
    • Force Touch
    • A9X SoC
    • 4 CPU cores, +30% over A8X
    • PowerVR Series 7XT GPU, 12 cores, 2x–2.5x GPU over A8X
    • 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM
    • X/64/128/256 GB storage, where X < 64
    • $Y/$699/$799/$999, where Y < $699.
    Now, I do not assume that hypothetical iOS versions of Apple's pro apps will have the same hardware requirements as the Mac versions, or that these apps even run well at the minimum requirements. But if the iPad "Pro" ends up at least close to my guess, then I think it will be powerful enough so that Apple could make the pro apps work, if Apple was so inclined (most likely with some features removed from the apps).
  10. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    Im pretty sure she is flat wrong given the history of releases and Apple not wanting to take away from their bread winners event.
  11. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    i know that ipad pro will not be wireless only, all of them will be wifi+3G/4G included and with the storages 64/128gb the tablet will start from at least 899$

    ipad air 2 with 64gb storage wifi+cellular is 730$
  12. Codeseven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    Theres been another guest on CNBC saying the likelihood is high of an iPad Pro announcement.

    I'm gonna say there will be (fingers crossed :) )
  13. Serban, Sep 8, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015

    Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    so we will see or not tomorrow the ipad pro ? all the latest rumours says that will be introduced and you can preorder in October and buy it in november
  14. oldwren macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
  15. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Yea it seems pretty much confirmed that Apple will announce the iPad Pro (although Apple could still decide to pull it at the last minute). There is going to be a lot shown if they are not having a October event.

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