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.