The rumors on the iPad Pro continue to grow and we have another report on some of the specs and features coming on the high-end tablet from Apple. Cupertino looks to mimic the strategy they have been using with MacBook for iPad, splitting the product into iPad Air and iPad Pro.
The iPad Air will be the thin and light experience, while the iPad Pro will pack a punch with more powerful internals and features for the more professional user, including the possibility of eye tracking technology.
Eye tracking technology has been explored by Samsung on their Galaxy S and Note devices, but not to much success. Apple may have something different in store for the eye tracking, possibly understanding movements on the iPad apps and tailoring the experience for the user.
In terms of raw specs, the iPad Pro will come with a 2K display, this is a step up from the retina display currently on the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display, but isn’t that big of a jump compared to previous 4K rumors we have heard.
The screen size will also be boosted to a 12.2-inch display, making this the biggest iPad available. Apple will be able to sell the iPad in three different versions, Mini, Air and Pro for three different types of users, although we need to see software improvements on the iPad Pro to really make a difference.
Release date is still a little foreign, we cannot pin-point if Apple wants to get this out at their WWDC conference or at a later date, possibly at their iPhone/iPad conference that normally happens in September or October.
The price for the iPad Pro will certainly be higher than the iPad Air, with the more advanced feature set comes a higher price. We expect somewhere in the region of $600 – 800 for the base model, with improvements taking the iPad Pro up to over $1000.