Apple has just begun taking orders for the iPad Pro on its website and the Apple Store app. The 12.9-inch tablet will appear in the company’s retail stores later in the week.
A keyboard designed to turn this device into a 2-in-1 laptop can also be pre-ordered today, along with a pressure-sensitive stylus created for drawing on this model’s display, but these won’t be available until early December.
More about the iPad Pro
This device has a 2732 x 1248 resolution display, giving it a pixel density of 264 ppi. Its screen is 78% larger than the iPad Air 2. Overall, the tablet is 12 x 8.7 x 0.27 inches and it weighs 1.6 pounds.
The iPad Pro is powered by a 64-bit Apple A9X processor, which is promised to offer twice the memory bandwidth of the A8X in the iPad Air 2, as well as storage performance that’s twice as fast. There’s 4GB of RAM.
This tablet is debuting with iOS 9.1, so it will include side-by-side multitasking as well as other new features.
It sports four speakers, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and 1.2 MP front camera, and support for the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Battery life is promised to be 10 hours on a single charge.
A WiFi-only version with 32GB of built-in storage sells for $799, a 128GB WiFi-only model is $949, and a 4G LTE version with 128GB of storage sells for $1079.
The Smart Keyboard costs $169 and the Apple Pencil is $99.