Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Pro, featuring a stunning 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever inÃ‚Â an iOS device, and groundbreaking performance with the new 64-bit A9X chip, rivaling most portable PCs.
The new larger iPad Pro is thin and light and provides all-day battery life.Ã‚Â There are more than 850,000 apps in the App Store designed specifically for iPad, and the new iPad Pro will enable a new generation of advanced apps for everything fromÃ‚Â productivity, design, illustration, engineering and medical, to education, gaming and entertainment.
Apple today also introduced Apple Pencil for iPad Pro, a precision input device available for purchase separately, which makes drawing and sketching feel remarkably fluid andÃ‚Â natural. The touch subsystem of the Multi-TouchÃ¢â€žÂ¢ display in iPad Pro has been redesigned to work with Apple Pencil to dramatically reduce latency and deliver incredible accuracyÃ‚Â for activities like fine art illustration and detailed 3D design.
Advanced sensors in Apple Pencil measure both pressure and tilt for a fast and fluid drawing experience, while a built-inÃ‚Â Lightning connector makes for quick and easy pairing and charging. Apple Pencil also works with popular apps like Mail, Notes, Procreate and Office 365 for iPad, offering newÃ‚Â levels of creativity and productivity.
AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new Smart Keyboard further extends the utility of iPad Pro, offering a full-sized keyboard in a thin, durable design so you can take it anywhere. The Smart Keyboard, availableÃ‚Â for purchase separately, attaches to iPad ProÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s innovative Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing. The Smart Keyboard isÃ‚Â covered in custom woven fabric and features keys that provide the accuracy, stability and satisfying key feel of standard keyboards, but is also easily foldable and can transform into aÃ‚Â Smart Cover. The Smart Keyboard also works seamlessly with new QuickType features in iOS 9 to make typing even faster and easier.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“iPad Pro is the most advanced and powerful iPad we have ever made. Its beautiful and large 12.9-inch Retina display has 5.6 million pixels and provides an immersive experience forÃ‚Â content and apps. The iPad Pro is far and away the fastest iOS device we have ever made Ã¢â‚¬â€ its A9X chip beats most portable PCs in both CPU and graphics tasks, but is thin andÃ‚Â light enough to hold all day,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Philip Schiller, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The innovative Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard enable users toÃ‚Â customize their iPad Pro experience to the particular apps they use and the work they do, making iPad Pro ideal for everything from professional productivity to advanced 3D design.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Innovative Design iPad ProÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 12.9-inch Retina display, with 5.6 million pixels and refined Multi-Touch technology, is the most advanced and highest resolution display ever in an iOS device. It deliversÃ‚Â greater contrast, more uniform brightness and improved energy efficiency through photo alignment technology, oxide TFT and variable refresh rate. A new four-speaker audio designÃ‚Â provides powerful, clear and rich stereo sound, and a refined unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum gives iPad Pro a sturdy feel with a thin and light design that is easy to hold.
Powerful Technology iPad Pro delivers groundbreaking performance and energy efficiency, so you can tackle the most demanding tasks. AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s powerful new 64-bit A9X chip, with third-generation 64-bitÃ‚Â architecture, provides desktop-class CPU performance and console-class graphics. Ultra-fast wireless connectivity keeps you connected wherever you go with 802.11ac Wi-Fi withÃ‚Â MIMO technology, support for a wide range of LTE bands and other fast cellular network technologies (DC-HSDPA, HSPA+). All-day 10-hour battery life delivers the efficiency thatÃ‚Â users have come to expect from iPad.
iOS 9 iOS 9 brings more intelligence to iPad with proactive assistance, powerful search and improved Siri features, all whileÃ‚Â protecting users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow users to do more at the same time, while built-in apps become more powerful with aÃ‚Â redesigned Notes app, detailed transit information in Maps and an all-new News app for the best news reading experience on any mobile device. The foundation of iOS is evenÃ‚Â stronger with software updates that require less space to install and advanced security features to further protect your device.
iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and $1079 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB model, comes in three gorgeous metallic finishes including silver, gold andÃ‚Â space gray and will be available starting in November fromÃ‚Â Apple.com, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s retail stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPad Pro Specs
2732×2048 @ 264ppi
LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display
A9X chip with 64Ã¢â‚¬â€˜bit architecture
M9 motion coprocessor
32GB / 128GB
1.2MP photos, Ã†â€™/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Backside illumination, Auto HDR photos and videos, Improved face detection, Burst mode, Exposure control, Timer mode
8MP iSight camera, Autofocus, Ã†â€™/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR Ã¯Â¬Âlter, Backside illumination, Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode
Bluetooth 4.2 technology
WiÃ¢â‚¬â€˜Fi (802.11a/Ã¢â‚¬â€¹b/Ã¢â‚¬â€¹g/Ã¢â‚¬â€¹n/Ã¢â‚¬â€¹ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
[/table] Apple Pencil will be available for $99 (US) and Smart Keyboard will be available in charcoal gray for $169 (US). New polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Covers will be available for $59Ã‚Â (US) in charcoal gray and white. New iPad Pro Silicone Cases will be available for $79 (US) in charcoal gray and white. iPad Pro accessories will be available starting in November.