Apple preps behemoth 16-inch iPad Pro

The information reports that Apple plans to release a 16-inch iPad Pro in the fourth quarter of 2023, in time for Christmas shoppers.

M2's breakthrough performance enhances an incredible selection of professional apps available on iPad, including DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Publisher 2 iPad, Octane X, uMake and more.
The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple’s flagship M2 technology

Samuel Axon for Ars Technica:

According to our estimates, a 16-inch iPad Pro would likely be aimed specifically at creative professionals and probably wouldn’t be a mass-market product in the same way as other iPad models. Think of it as the Mac Pro or the Pro Display XDR, a specialized product for a small but important audience.

Target buyers could use the new 16-inch tablet with Apple Pencil for a larger working canvas in apps like Procreate, Affinity Designer, Adobe Illustrator, and so on.

The report did not mention any special or additional features or pricing, which would likely be quite high.

MacDailyNews takes: Starting at $ 1,499 (128GB) and up to $ 2,599 (2TB or more)? (The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $ 1,099 for 128GB up to $ 2,199 for 2TB of storage.)

It will be like the display cover of a 16-inch MacBook Pro, so lots of space!

Weight-wise, the 11-inch iPad Pro weighs 1.04 lbs and the 12.9-inch weighs 1.51 lbs, so we expect it will weigh around 2 lbs or slightly more as a lot of heavy glass is required to cover a 16-inch multi-touch screen. For reference, the 14-inch MacBook Pro, with all aluminum and keyboard, weighs 3.5 pounds, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro is a beast at 4.8 pounds.

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