New report claims iPad Pro to have 12.2” screen, better audio

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A new report from Macotakara has revealed some more information on Apple’s rumored larger iPad. According to Macotakara’s sources, the iPad Pro will be similar in size to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, with a 12.2-inch LCD instead of the previously-reported 12.9-inch spec. The front form factor is supposed to be similar to the Surface Pro 3, with thickness somewhere in between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The design is said to be based on the iPad Air 2, but with a pair of speakers and microphones added on top, suggesting the new tablet will offer enhanced stereo audio. Macotakara suggests that the iSight camera, Lightning Connector, and Touch ID sensor will also apparently all be flush with the surface, rather than recessed or jutting out with diamond-cut metal. The source claims that the iPad Pro is now expected to be released around the third quarter of 2015.

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