iPad Pro with 12.9″ Display Debuts, Release Date Set for November
Apple has released the all new iPad Pro, which prominently features a large ultra-high resolution 12.9″ display and desktop class computing performance. Additionally, Apple has debuted a new Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro, and a separate stylus device called Apple Pencil.
The combination of the flagship iPad Pro product and these new accessories are clearly aimed at a professional user, which should broaden the potential uses of the iPad considerably.
The iPad Pro technical specs are as follows:
- 12.9″ 2732 x 2048 resolution display
- A9X CPU
- 10 hour battery life
- 1.5lbs weight
- 4 speaker sound system
- 8MP iSight Camera
- Touch ID
- Available in space gray, silver, and gold
iPad Pro starts at $799 for 32GB, $949 for 128GB, and goes up to $1079 for 128GB model with cellular capabilities.
Separately, an optional Smart Keyboard is available for the iPad Pro, which is a physical keyboard integrated into a smart cover, a bit like the Microsoft Surface. The Smart Keyboard is available as an accessory for $169.
There’s also the Apple Pencil, a stylus for the iPad Pro with pressure sensitivity, that charges directly by plugging into the lightning port of the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil costs $99.
iPad Pro and related hardware will be available in November.
So i charge the battery in the ipad pro, then plug the pencil into the ipad to charge thus draining power from the ipad which i now need to charge again. Which dummy came up with that idea.
iOS or OSX
ipad pro or macbook air
They should have just launched iOS on the macbook air instead of a silly new ipad.
Why do they keep putting 2 generation old cameras in the new “top of the line” iPads?
Way over priced in my book considering what you get. I think I will wait for the iPad pro 2
So *that’s* the plan, is it? Make OS X redundant. I knew there had to be a reason for Yosemite’s terrible performance and the new El Capitan’s relative bid for constancy.
Don’t mind me, I’m just a sceptic. :)
I just need to know the performance of this iPad. Everybody says Surface performs like a laptop, and I was thinking on getting a Surface. Now I’ll wait for the iPad performance review.
The iPad Pro is claimed to be 300x faster than the original iPad, and faster than most laptops. It would be best to wait for an independent review, but Apple has some statistics on performance here:
It looks like an impressive device, certainly.
I wonder if the stylus will “ink” 2 cm above the screen like my damn Sansung did. I snapped it in half and tossed it in the rubbish.
It’s like the Microsoft Surface, exactly like the Microsoft Surface.
Also, “If you see a stylus, they blew it” – Steve Jobs
That said, I think illustrators will like this new stylus.
Close but no cigar , give it dual boot between iOS & OSX and you would have a winner.