It’s here! After months of rumour, Apple unveils its brand new iPad


In the last hour, the iPad Pro has been launched at a top-secret press event in San Francisco.

The unveiling follows months of speculation and rumour about the product.

A larger version of the traditional model, Apple CEO Tim Cook described it as the "biggest news in iPad since the iPad".

Using a 32.5cm (the width is same as the height of the iPad Air 2) display, it also makes use of the new split screen app features of iOS 9.

"It can do things that a smartphone doesn’t do because it doesn’t have to sit in your pocket," added Apple's Phil Schiller.

"For the first time in an Apple display, it has a variable refresh rate," he also said – meaning the display can be slowed down to save battery.

Inside, it's using Apple's new A9X processor, which the tech company claims is 1.8 times faster than the previous chip it replaces.

"Our chip team is just on fire," said Mr Schiller.

Graphics on the iPad Pro have also doubled in terms of performance – good news for those who like games and productivity apps.

It will allegedly boast 10 hours of battery-life and has a four-speaker audio system.

The iPad Pro is 6.9mm thin and weighs just 700g.

Interestingly, Apple is furthermore introducing a Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro. "This is unlike any keyboard you've ever used before," explained Mr Schiller.