Apple has introduced a new and grand tablet, the iPad Pro at an event in San Francisco. iPad will be available from November onwards in three color options including Siver, Grey and Space Grey. It will be available in three storage variants- 32GB with Wi-fi only, 128GB with Wi-fi only and 128GB with 4G LTE and Wi-fi.
The display on the new iPad has scaled significantly. The iPad Pro incorporates 12.9 inch display with the resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, and Apple claims that this will allow for better multitasking and tasks beyond those reserved for tablets.
It is powered by 64 bit 3rd generation A9X chip with 2X memory bandwidth and 1.8x faster than its predecessor (A8X). Apple claims it is more powerful than 80 percent of the PCs that shipped this year. Apple managed to embed M9 motion coprocessor in the same die.
It will last for 10 hours of mixed usage and is easily manageable being 6.9mm thin. iPad Pro comes with four integrated speakers- two on left side and two on right side. The tablet has been specially designed to be used with both hands.
Since the new iPad Pro is productivity oriented, the company has also launched a stylus, Apple Pencil, for iPad Pro that comes with high responsive sensors like pressure, angle, stroke to write on the device. Apple Pencil will work with all native iOS 9 apps and even with Microsoft’s suit of office app.
Since the forma factor is huge, you would need a physical keyboard. A smart keyboard was also launched by the company which can dock into iPad Pro and also acts as a cover.
Apple iPad Pro will be rolling out starting from November 2015.Its 32GB variant will be priced at $799. 128GB with Wi-fi only will be available for $949 and 128GB variant with Wi-fi and 4G LTE model will be available for the price of $1079.