Apple today announced iPad Pro is available to order online on Wednesday, November 11, from Apple.com and will arrive at Apple’s retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers starting later this week.
Apple Pencil and Apple’s new Smart Keyboard are also available to order on Wednesday.
The new, larger iPad Pro features a 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, and performance with the new 64-bit A9X chip, rivaling most portable PCs. It is thin, light and delivers all-day 10-hour battery life. Apple Pencil for iPad Pro makes drawing and sketching feel fluid and natural, and delivers great accuracy for activities like fine art illustration and 3D design. A built-in Lightning connector on Apple Pencil makes for quick pairing and charging. Apple’s new Smart Keyboard is offering a full-sized keyboard in a thin design so you can take it anywhere. The Smart Keyboard attaches to iPad Pro’s Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing.
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 gorgeous metallic finishes including silver, gold and space gray and can be purchased at Apple.com, Apple’s Retail stores, select carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
Apple Pencil will be available for $99 (US) and Smart Keyboard will be available in charcoal gray for $169 (US).
Sales of iPads have been falling for several quarters as big-screen iPhones appeal to more consumers.
Apple sold 54.86 million iPads in the year ended Sept. 26 - a drop of 19 percent from a year earlier.