The iPad Pro has the expected 12.9″ screen. It’s going to cost a minimum of $799 (for Wifi/32GB) with prices going as high as $1,079 for the model with 128GB storage and 3G/4G.
The new iPad Pro features the rumored Apple A9X CPU, and if the performance lives up to the specs this will be a heck of a processor. Apple is boasting that it has up to 1.8 times the speed of an Apple A8X chip and twice the memory bandwidth, and Apple says graphics performance has also been improved two-fold.
And given the resolution of the screen, it’s really going to need that extra power.
The iPad Pro’s 12.9″ screen sports an impressive resolution of 2,732 x 2,048 pixels. It backs that screen up with 4 stereo speakers, an 8MP camera, and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Apple is promising that the tablet’s battery will get 10 hours of runtime, which is not bad considering the screen, CPU, and the tablet’s weight (about one and a half pounds).
They’re also launching an optional $99 stylus (the Apple Pen, from Apple) and a custom keyboard case. That stylus will support Force Touch, the pressure sensitive touchscreen tech we’ve heard rumors about, and it will give you the ability to force-choke Captain Needa to death with only a gesture.
According to the description, the case will feature a fabric-style keyboard, and not the chiclet-style keys found elsewhere. It will retail for $169.
And before I forget, the iPad Pro will be running iOS 9 (or more likely, iOS 9.1). The new OS is due out on 16 September – next Wednesday, in fact.
The iPad Pro will pack in several custom features by the time it ships in November, including the ability to run two full iOS apps side by side.
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