Apple has just launched its ‘most advanced iPad’ yet. Sporting a 12.9-inch display with 5.6M pixels, the iPad Pro packs a 3rd generation 64-bit A9x chip that is 1.8x faster than the A8X chip on the iPad Air 2. The iPad Pro delivers ‘Desktop-class performance’ and is faster than 80% of recently launched portable PCs.
At 1.57 lbs, it is heavier than the first iPad and is also thicker than the iPad Air 2 at 6.9mm. The iPad Pro now has a four-speaker audio system for a more balanced stereo sound, and promises up to 10-hour battery life. The iPad Pro also supports Microsoft Office and Adobe, Apple did not mention however if the applications are pre-installed right out of the box
Together with the iPad Pro, Apple has also introduced two new accessories – a physical Smart Keyboard and a stylus called Apple Pencil.
The iPad Pro will be available starting November with the following pricing:
iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi – USD 799
iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi – USD 949
iPad Pro 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular – USD 1079
The Apple Pencil is priced at USD 99 and the Smart Keyboard at USD 169.
Apple iPad Pro Key Specs:
12.9-inch Retina display
3rd gen 64-bit A9x chip
Four speaker audio
8MP iSight camera
802.11ac with MIMO
Up to 150 Mbps LTE