Apple Just Unveiled A Monster New iPad [PHOTOS]

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Apple unveiled its latest — and largest — version of the iPad during a press event in San Francisco Wednesday morning, and CEO Tim Cook called it the “biggest news in iPad since the iPad.”

The new iPad — dubbed the iPad Pro — has a whopping 12.9-inch display and can run a split screen app with iOS 9. (RELATED: iPhone 6S And 6S Plus Announced)

It runs on Apple’s newest processor, which the company claims is 1.8 times faster, and has a battery that lasts up to 10 hours.

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The iPad Pro comes equipped with a four-speaker audio system, and Apple bragged that it’s “80 percent faster portable PCs.”

The lightweight model is measures in at 6.9mm thin and weighs 1.57 pounds.

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Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks about the iPad Pro. (Photo: Stephen Lam/ Getty Images)

“It can do things that a smartphone doesn’t do because it doesn’t have to sit in your pocket,” Apple’s Phil Schiller said Wednesday.

“For the first time in an Apple display, it has a variable refresh rate.”

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Apple Senior Vice President Philip Schiller speaks about the new iPad Pro (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple also introduced two key features to go with the iPad Pro — the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.

“This is unlike any keyboard you’ve ever used before,” Schiller said. (RELATED: Finally! A New Apple TV)

The pencil works as a stylus for the tablet device, and Apple claims it works just like a real pen or pencil would.

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Stay tuned for more Apple updates