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12.2-inch Apple iPad Pro with A9 chip rumoured for spring 2015

The long-rumoured Apple iPad Pro will launch in the second quarter of 2015, according to reports emanating from Japan on Friday.

The larger screened device will feature a 12.2-inch display according to Japanese magazine Mac Fan (translated), which has published purported leaked schematics of the slate.

According to the same publication, the tablet will be smaller then the 12.9-inch display rumoured for much of 2014. The tablet will also be Christened iPad Air Plus, rather than iPad Pro, the report claims.

Scheduled for launch between April and June 2015, the article suggests the tablet will boast a brand new A9 processor, which is an upgrade from the A8X chip sitting within the recently launched iPad Air 2.

Along with the upgraded processor, the slate will is said to be just 7mm thin and boast dual top and bottom speakers for improved stereo sound. It is also said the iPad Air Plus will mimic the design of the iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3.

The report also claims Apple is working on a new iPad mini 4 with Retina Display, which may see the retirement of the current iPad mini 3.

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