The 12.9-inch iPad Pro goes on sale November 11.
The rumors turned out to be true. The iPad Pro will go on sale on November 11. Apple made the announcement today. The iPad Pro will arrive at Apple’s retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers starting later this week.
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Apple Pencil and Apple’s new Smart Keyboard, also available to order on Wednesday, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro.
“The early response to iPad Pro from app developers and our customers has been incredible, and we’re excited to get iPad Pro into the hands of customers around the world this week,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad we’ve ever made, giving users the ability to be even more creative and more productive with the epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard. We can’t wait to see what they do with iPad Pro.”
Th iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and $1079 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB model and comes in three metallic finishes including silver, gold and space gray.
Apple Pencil will be available for $99 (US) and Smart Keyboard will be available in charcoal gray for $169 (US).
The iPad Pro will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, US, UK, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands.
The first iPad Pro accessories include Apple-designed polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Covers will be available for $59 (US) in charcoal gray and white. New iPad Pro Silicone Cases will be available for $79 (US) in charcoal gray and white.
The key features of the iPad Pro are a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, new 64-bit A9X chip that is rivaling most portable PCs. It is thin, light and delivers all-day 10-hour battery life.
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While professionals are already excited about the iPad Pro, the question will be if consumers will want a premium iPad too.