Microsoft developers speak at Apple event introducing larger iPad, Pencil

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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple says it will make a larger-screen iPad tablet aimed at business users. And Microsoft will be there to help with some of the software.

The iPad Pro, as it’s called, will take advantage of new multitasking features coming to existing iPads. A software update will enable iPads to run two apps side by side, something previously limited to Samsung and Windows tablets.

Microsoft developers appeared at the Apple Event to help demonstrate the new Apple Pencil, and how it will work with Microsoft Office software.

The new iPad will have a 12.9-inch screen, compared with 9.7 inches for the current full-size iPad. It will have four speakers and options for a physical keyboard and a stylus, called Apple Pencil. Despite the larger size, Apple says it’s about the same weight as the original iPad.

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