iOS 9 code may have revealed iPad Pro’s display resolution

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Switching iPad apps is easy in iOS 9.
Switching iPad apps is easy in iOS 9.
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The iPad Pro has pretty much been confirmed by a hidden keyboard in iOS 9, and more clues are popping in the first iOS 9 beta that may reveal the device will have the same pixel density as the iPad Air 2.

Taiwanese developer Hiraku Wang used the extra large keyboard assets discovered early today to find additional clues in iOS 9’s first beta that point to a 2,732 × 2,048 pixels display for the upcoming iPad Pro. At that resolution, the iPad Pro would have a 264 PPI density based on Apple’s 2X high-resolution modifier.

The current iPad lineup feature Retina displays with 264 PPI, so keeping the iPad Pro at the same pixel density will make it easier for developers to scale up their apps. With the 2,732 × 2,048 resolution we can also find that the display will measure approximately 12.93-inch diagonally, which is in-line with earlier rumors this year.

Apple has long been rumored to be making a larger iPad aimed at enterprise and professional users. iOS 9 adds a number of multi-tasking features that make the current iPad Air 2 a more compelling work device, but other features like USB C, Force Touch, NFC, a pressure sensitive stylus, and more processing power are rumored to be features of the upcoming iPad Pro.

Via: Steve Smith