It’s just minutes after Apple have announced the iPad Pro and I have a feeling that most of you will have heard the news already, but here’s a lot more detail. A 12.9-inch 2732 x 2048 screen with an A9X CPU inside. The iPad Pro has ‘desktop class’ performance. Clearly thehas competition.
We have the iPad Pro specifications in our database.
Available in November from $799. Image set below and more information being updated after the gallery. (That’s a 38.5 Wh battery configuration in the image above.)
The 12.9-inch screen has a 4:3 ratio and variable refresh rate to save battery life. 2732 x 2048 5.6 million pixels
The new A9X CPU (ARM architecture) has “desktop class” performance although Apple also say that it’s faster than 80% of small laptops. (Quote: Faster than 80% of portable PCs.)
Battery life: 10 hours (Apple: Web, video and music usage.)
4 speakers give 3x the audio volume as the.
The iPad Pro is 6.9mm thick and weighs just 1.57 pounds which is an impressive 712 grams.
iPad Pro Keyboard accessory:
Apple also announced the Apple Pencil which is a digitizer pen with angle and pressure sensitivity. Charging is via the lightning port on the iPad Pro.
Update: Apple have more information on the Apple Pencil here.
iPad Pro Pricing and availability.
The starting price is $799 for a 32 GB WiFi version. A 128 GB version will be available for $949 and there’s an LTE 128 GB version for $130 more. [That sounds a lot to pay for LTE – Ed.] There’s no 64GB version.
The iPad Pencil costs a shocking $99 and the keyboard, a critical part of the iPad Pro that needs lots of testing before it’s recommended, costs $169.
At the high-end the iPad Pro with keyboard and pen costs $1347.
The iPad Pro will be available in November. (USA and other regions.)
More iPad Pro specs. (Full specs here.)
- Battery capacity: 38.5 Wh
- Ports: Lightning connector.
- Dimensions: 305.7 mm x 220.6 mm x 6.9 mm (12 inches x 8.68 inches x 0.27 inches.)
- WiFi / BT / Wireless display: a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) dual antennas. Bluetooth 4.2.
- Sensors: Touch ID, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, GPS (A-GPS and Glonass support.)
- Rear camera: 8MP iSight camera with F2.4, 5-element lens. 1080p video recording.
We’re now updating on our new iPad Pro specs page here. (Images, links, videos.)