At today’s Apple event, Tim Cook announced that he had “the biggest news in iPad since the iPad.”
And that turned out the be the iPad Pro, the biggest iOS device the company’s ever created.
“It’s the most capable and powerful iPad we’ve ever created,” says Tim Cook.
The new iPad is 12.9 inches – the width of iPad Pro is the height of the second-largest iPad.
It boasts 5.6 million pixels – more than a 15-inch Macbook Pro with retina display
It contains an A9X chip – Apple’s third-gen 64-bit chip. 10-hour battery life, an 8MP iSight camera and an HD selfie-camera.
“It’s so fast,” says Phil Schiller. It’s 1.8 times faster than the A8X chip. GPU is 360X better performance than that of the first-gen iPad.
Finally, the iPad has a physical keyboard built into the cover. Apple calls it the “smart keyboard” It connects to the iPad via a new magnetic “smart connector” built into the device.
The iPad Pro is getting a stylus too – the Apple Pencil. Apple’s pretty high on this. It looks like this iPad Pro is going to be interesting for visual artists, musicians, and medical professionals.
iPad Pro is $799 for the 32GB version, and the 128GB versions are $949 for the Wi-Fi only and $1079 for the version with LTE.
The iPad Pencil will run you $99 and the smart keyboard with be $169.
It’s all available in November.