According to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, Apple will be launching an iPad Pro this quarter, which is aimed at the professional users. The updated iPad will feature a high-resolution screen, as well as high-definition front and rear cameras.
Kumar suggests that a “professional” iPad would have certain incremental improvements, and may appeal to segments such as the publishing industry. Further, according to Kumar, Apple will be releasing the updated iPad this quarter – the same quarter than many expect the iPhone 5 to be released in.
The new updated model of the iPad will reportedly be sold right alongside the current iPad 2 model, and be targeted directly at the professional market. While I personally doubt that Apple would make such a move prior to the release of a significantly revamped iPad 3, I should also note that this is not the first time that “iPad 2 Pro” or “iPad 2 HD” rumors have surfaced, as a similar rumor arose just last month.