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Rumored New iPad Pro is Over a Foot Long- But Has Apple Already Abandoned it?

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September 16
8:09 PM 2014

iPads are great and all, but sometimes you just need a tablet with a little more oomph. A tablet with power, speed, and that's roughly the size of an RV.

That's what Apple's debuting (or is rumored to be, anyway), with the iPad Pro. According to The Inquisitr, the latest round of Apple gadgets is set to launch in October. Their sources indicate the most likely new Apple products would be the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3- both of which would follow the iPhone 6, and would most likely include the company's new Touch ID thumbprint scanning technology.

That's all well and good, but there's another iPad rumored to be in the works. According to KpopStarz, there's also an iPad Pro in development, a massive tablet rumored to be half-tablet, half-laptop, coming in at a whopping 12.9 inches long.

Keep in mind that a regular, ordinarly ol' iPad is 9.5 inches long, while the iPad mini is a mere 7.9 inches. So the Pro would be absolutely enormous.

KpopStarz adds that the Pro would also include that Touch ID tech, along with a state-of-the-art new Intel chip that would make the Pro unbelievably fast.

However, they add that Samsung caught wind of this and pushed out a similarly-gigantic Galaxy tablet, which has sold terribly so far. That may be scaring Apple into keeping the iPad Pro under wraps for now.

This would fall right in line with a rumor from MacRumors, that Apple has cancelled their current plans for the iPad Pro:

"However, most of the large-size tablet projects face difficulties because of lack of support from related platform developers and ecosystems. Apple has also been said to shelved its large-size tablet project."

Right now, we're in the dark about a new iPad, but hopefully come October we'll know a lot more.

Check back soon for the latest on all of Apple's many products.

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