‘iPad Pro’ now rumored for September 9 event with iPad mini 4; pre-orders in October, November ship date

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Up until this point, the majority of reports and rumors had suggested that while Apple was indeed hard at work on a large “iPad Pro,” the tablet wouldn’t be making an appearance on this year’s September media event.

While Apple has already marked September 9 as its big day, the reports have stayed adamant that the iPad Pro wouldn’t be announced at the event, and that, if anything, it would be revealed at its own event sometime in October. Now, though, just days away from the event, 9to5Mac has revealed that Apple does, after all, plan on showcasing the iPad Pro at the September 9 media event.

The report states that Apple will be unveiling two new iPads at the event, and that is the iPad Pro and the iPad mini 4. According to “trusted sources,” Apple chose the Bill Graham auditorium, with its massive available seating (7,000 seats), to better reflect the scope of the event itself, because Apple has plans to announce a lot of different products.

However, the report also indicates that while Apple is currently planning on showcasing the iPad Pro (and iPad mini 4) at the event on September 9, that could change. If that happens, the report states that Apple will hold the event at the beginning of October, which would mean pre-orders for the large tablet would begin in the same month of the announcement, and shipping would begin sometime in November.

Interestingly enough, the iPad Air 3 is currently in the works, but that due to its release scheduled for 2016, it won’t be one of the new iPads unveiled on stage on September 9.

As for the iPad mini 4, it will be thinner than the current generation mini model, and it will also be running an A8 processor under the hood. The camera systems will be getting upgraded, too. And, as we’ve heard in the past, the iPad Pro will support a Force Touch-enabled stylus, feature a larger display than the iPad Air, and be running iOS 9.1 right out of the box.

Are you looking forward to the iPad Pro or iPad mini 4?

[via 9to5Mac]