Apple has released its bold new iPad Pro, a 12.9-inch device that also includes Apple’s new A9X chip.

It features new oxide TFT materials that make it possible to light up photos quickly in uniform brightness and diodes separate from each other to provide accurate colour photography.

Upon 12.9-inches – its landscape mode is the equivalent of two iPad mini devices in portrait position side by side – the new machine presents some 5.9MP.

It features a new A9X chip that is up to 1.8-times faster than the A8X processor that would have featured in the most recent iPad Air. “This is desktop class,” exclaimed Apple’s global head of marketing Phil Schiller.