The rumored 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad Air Plus/iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is may adopt many features found in the iPad Air 2, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is twice as fast as 802.11n Wi-Fi, and LTE Advanced in Cellular + Wi-Fi models, taking advantage of carrier aggregation to offer LTE connection speeds of up to 120 Mbps.
I already can’t decide between the 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad. Featured. 12-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad Air Plus. Like the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro will probably offer a motion coprocessor with several sensors, including a gyroscope, accelerometer, GPS, barometer, and compass functionality, and while it’s likely to gain a front-facing FaceTime HD camera, a rear camera is somewhat more questionable as such a large device would not be particularly portable.
Touch ID, which Apple has been building into all of its mobile devices since the iPhone 5s, will almost certainly be included with the iPad Pro both to enable Apple Pay in apps and to add the convenience of unlocking the device with a fingerprint.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPad Pro could ship with an optional stylus accessory given Apple’s desire to target the tablet towards the enterprise market. It’s not clear what such a stylus would be used for beyond simple note taking and sketching, but Kuo predicts that it would charge via a Lightning connector.
Apple’s iPad Pro is expected to ship with a version of iOS 8, the company’s newest operating system that debuted in September. Apple may be planning to introduce some upgrades to iOS 8 that could come alongside the launch of the iPad Pro, including split-screen multitasking. Apple has reportedly told the manufacturer to focus its efforts on the Plus, rather than start production on the 12.9in iPad Pro in December
The company is reportedly developing split-screen multitasking with both the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro in mind, allowing users to run two apps side-by-side on a single screen. Code suggest the two apps could either split the screen half-and-half or one could take up 3/4 of the screen while the other runs in the remaining 1/4.We recently saw leaked schematics of the upcoming 12″ iPad Pro or Plus slate from Apple that is expected to be unveiled in the spring, as well