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iOS 9 code suggests 2,732-by-2,048-pixel display for 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro'

Code buried in the iOS 9 developer beta suggests Apple's 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" is poised to use a high-resolution 2,732-by-2,048-pixel display, with a pixel density of about 263 pixels per inch.

The code is tied to the new keyboard size discovered in iOS 9 earlier on Monday, and was highlighted by developers Hiraku Wang and Steve Troughton-Smith. Although the actual code refers to a resolution of 1,366 by 1,024 pixels, Retina scaling implies a real hardware resolution of 2,732 by 2,048 pixels.

The pixel density is effectively identical to that of the iPad Air 2, which has a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel panel.

The iPad Pro is expected to ship sometime later this year with features such as NFC, Force Touch, a USB-C port, and support for an Apple-made Bluetooth stylus. Screen size will likely be the main selling point however, making the most out of iOS 9's split-screen multitasking.

The Pro's onscreen keyboard should display many more keys, including a complete extra row with characters such as parentheses and plus and minus symbols.