Apple iPad Pro
Apple is set to launch a giant 12.,9 inch iPad called the iPad Plus in November to take on the rising challenge from Microsoft's surface and Android tablets, it has been claimed. The firm is also hoping the larger screen will help it differentiate the iPad from the big screen iPhone 6s Plus. It is also believed to include a all-new Bluetooth stylus accessory with pressure sensitivity, and a new pressure sensitive screen.
Apple said the new device offered the similar processing power to 80% of portable PCs sold over the past six months. It also aims to extend its appeal with a magnetically-connected keyboard, which resembles a similar accessory for Microsoft's Surface tablet. In addition, it announced a stylus called the Apple Pencil, which has sensors in its tip to help it mimic the effect of using a real pencil on paper.
Last week's leaked sketch, also reportedly taken by an employee who works at Foxconn seemed to show a grille that will also boast four speakers for stereo sound.
The image was released by French website Nowhere Else, which has previously leaked details from unannounced smartphones and Apple gadgets which proved to be true, citing a Foxconn source.
The source said that initial testing for the iPad Air Plus was stopped in the summer and Apple's suppliers will soon start mass production of the tablet.
The sketch suggests that the tablet will look similar to the iPad Air 2 in design, with rounded corners and the same standby button, rear camera, microphone and volume buttons placement.
"The future of TV is apps," declared Mr Cook. The firm had previously described its TV boxes as a "hobby".