Apple's Big-Screen iPad Pro Available This Week Online and in Stores
The 12.9-inch enterprise-aimed tablet, which starts at $799, will be for sale online starting Nov. 11 and in Apple Stores and select retailers later this week.The latest Apple tablet, the iPad Pro, will be available for online ordering starting Nov. 11 and will be in Apple and other select stores later in the week for buyers who want to get their hands on the new device. The iPad Pro, which was announced by the company at its Sept. 9 product launch event, is an enterprise-aimed machine featuring a 12.9-inch diagonal Retina display made up of 5.6 million pixels, which is more pixels than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The iPad Pro, which runs the latest iOS 9 operating system, also includes Apple's third-generation 64-bit A9X chip, which has two times the memory bandwidth of previous versions. In addition, the iPad Pro includes 10-hour battery life, Apple's first-time-ever four-speaker audio system and a weight of 1.57 pounds. It also features an 8-megapixel iSight rear-facing camera, a 5MP FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID and 802.11ac WiFi. Two optional accessories—a $169 snap-on physical "Smart Keyboard" for users who desire the feel of real keys and the new $99 Apple Pencil, which allows users to "draw" on the iPad with a stylus for accurate inputs—will also be available for online ordering on Nov. 11, the company said in a Nov. 9 announcement.
"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," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement. "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."