Apple has long been rumoured to be working on a larger screen iPad, being referred to as the iPad Pro. The tablet from the Cupertino-based giant is said to sport a 12-inch display and feature multi-window tasking support. We have seen plenty of purported photographs and renders of this forthcoming device so far, and with iOS 9 offering support for Split View, the odd of the existence of this device has become more pragmatic. But if you are still not buying these rumors, here’s some more evidence that the launch of a larger iPad is imminent.


The stock keyboard laced by Apple in iOS 9 surprisingly adapts itself when the screen resolution of the device is increased. The iPad keyboard shifts the position of Tab and Caps Lock keys onto the left side, and brings in an entirely new row of symbols — including @, #, $, and % among others — on the top. As programmer Steve Troughton-Smith notes (which was first spotted by 9to5Mac), once the screen resolution is upped to a higher resolution, the keyboard also includes keys for curly braces characters.

This further solidifies the existence of a larger iPad. Another interesting thing to note here is that the 12-inch iPad, if it ever releases, will have a display with higher resolution. The company had refreshed its Air and mini iPad lineups last year. With sales of iPads plummeting significantly, the company could ditch small sized iPads and launch a tablet later this year which offers better computing experience to people, and market it as a hybrid computer. Do note that the new MacBook also has a 12-inch display, and the Surface Pro 3 tablet from Microsoft also comes with a similar sized screen.

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Manish is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering but spends more time in writing about technology. He has written for a number of Indian and international publications including BetaNews, BGR India, WinBeta, MakeTechEasier, MediaNama, and Digit magazine among others. When not writing, you would find him ranting about the state of digital journalism on Twitter.