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Apple iPad Pro Features, Specs and Price

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Apple Inc recently announced an extra-large size of 12.9 inch iPad Pro at the Apple Event held in San Francisco. The new iPad Pro is as thin as the iPad Air which features A9x 64-bit chip, 732×2,048-pixel resolution with Retina display, running on Apple’s latest software, iOS 9, the iPad Pro will work with a stylus, dubbed Apple Pencil, and a smart keyboard accessory.

ipad-proThe new iPad Pro weighs 1.5 -pounds which is almost the same as the original iPad with a 6.9mm thickness.

Along with the new design comes a new processor. The iPad Pro houses an A9x chip that will purportedly perform 1.9 times faster than its smaller counterpart, with graphics performance faster than 80% of portable PCs, according to Apple. It’ll also offer about 10 hours of battery life.

Aside from the speedy new internals, the high-end accessories are what make the mammoth-sized model an interesting addition to the iPad family. Most notably, the iPad Pro supports a pressure-sensitive stylus, the Pencil which promises more accuracy for graphics and photo work.

The iPad Pro houses four speakers that are three times louder than the iPad Air and automatically balance the audio on the left and right sides, depending on how you’re holding it. Other features on the iPad Pro include a Touch ID sensor built into the home button and an 8-megapixel iSight camera on the back. Notably, though expectedly, there’s no USB-C port. In addition to Apple’s new Notes and Mail apps in iOS 9, Adobe and Microsoft Office suite apps, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint, will be available for the iPad Pro with integrated support for the Apple Pencil.

Check out the full iPad Pro specification below;

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, November
BODY Dimensions 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm (12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27 in)
Weight 713 g (Wi-Fi) / 723 g (LTE) (1.57 lb)
SIM Nano-SIM/ Apple SIM (US & UK)
– Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 12.9 inches (~76.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 2048 x 2739 pixels (~265 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic and antireflective coating
– Apple Pencil support
PLATFORM OS iOS 9
Chipset Apple A9X
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/128 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus
Features 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
SOUND Alert types N/A
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
Radio No
USB v2.0, reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Apple Smart Keyboard magnetic dock (optional)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– TV-out
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po battery
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)
MISC Colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Price group 9/10

AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

Apple iPad Pro will be available in silver, gold, and space grey colors in November. As far as pricing goes, pricing starts at $799 for the 32GB model, $949 for the 128GB model, and $1,079 for the 128GB LTE model. Of course, the accessories are sold separately, and the Apple Pencil will go for $99, while the Smart Keyboard will sell for $169.

The Apple iPad Mini 4 was also quietly announced alongside the iPad Pro. The 7.9-incher has a new 8-megapixel rear camera and it’s updated to house 2GB of RAM and the same processor as the iPad Air 2. The iPad Mini 4 is in stores now and pricing starts at $399.

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