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iPad Pro specs leak with 12.9-inch screen and A8X processor

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Claimed iPad Pro specs have leaked, with Apple’s oversized tablet tipped to land with a 12.9-inch display and a new A8X processor.

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been grabbing the headlines since their official unveiling earlier this month, attention is now turning to Apple’s iPad announcement, expected to be held in late October.

Citing claimed sources from Apple’s Taiwanese supply chain, Technews has reported Apple is planning to introduce a new tablet option alongside the expected arrival of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

Although the iPad Pro has long been rumoured for release, to date specs have been hard to come by.

Now, however, it has been suggested Apple will pair the new, larger screen size with an A8X processor. With the iPhone 6 the first device to run an A8 CPU, the A8X chipset is said to offer the graphical boost needed for the larger screen.

A 12.9-inch form is considerably larger than both the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 9.7-inch iPad Air.

Although the iPad Pro is expected to be unveiled next month, it has been suggested the business-orientated tablet will not go on sale until ‘early 2015’.

Similarly, while the iPad Air 2 is being tipped for a pre-Christmas release, the iPad mini 3 is reportedly being held back until the latter part of Q1 2015.

This early 2015 launch window should see the iPad mini 3 and iPad Pro launch alongside the recently unveiled Apple Watch wearable.

iPad Pro aside, further reports have pointed to a number of iPad Air 2 features, with the flagship tablet expected to benefit from 2GB of RAM.

All three tablets have been rumoured to add Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor, and the usual array of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options.

Stay tuned to TrustedReviews for all the latest on Apple’s new tablet lines.

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