Just yesterday, app developer Steve Troughton-Smith leaked a new keyboard found in the iOS 9 beta code that is much larger than the iPads we are used to. If properly scaled, it should expand over the iPad Air (2)'s 9.7-inch 2048-by-1536 display, which should complement a laptop-sized screen rather than a tablet. People have been inferring from this leak that Apple is currently manufacturing or at least designing a new, much larger device.
Many are claiming that it is the long-awaited iPad Pro, which has been rumored for years to have a screen size of over 12 inches. The photo leaked shows a few more changes in addition to the larger size, including enlarged softkeys, redo and tab keys as well as a numerical/symbol row at the top.
Of course, this could all be a big practical joke or an attention-grabber to amp up the public for their new device releases this autumn, considering Apple has seen a decline in the market. However, Apple has a history of even more significant leaks. The iOS 6 beta leaked a preview of a larger keyboard for the 4-inch iPhone 5 screen display. The iOS 8 beta revealed various enhanced resolutions that were for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
- New case color (rose gold)!
- Force Touch will be the most momentous addition. This will bring more input methods and will allow handwritten signatures – something desperately needed to expand the market and will make e-signing less of a hassle.
- Pixel upgrade, possibly up to 12MB.
- Additional microphone better voice quality.
- A9 processor that comes with upgraded 2GB LPDDR4
- Alternative casing materials and internal mechanical redesign to fix the bending debacle.
- Limited editions of the 5.5-inch model that has a sapphire cover lens
- Improved Touch ID recognition rate (likely a way to bolster Apple Pay).
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