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Apple Launches iPad Pro With 12.9-inch Retina Display, Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard Starting At $799


At yesterday’s launch event in US, Apple has also introduced new version of its iconic tablet – iPad Pro with 12.9 inch Retina Display, with very useful accessories such as Stylus known as  Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard for using this tablet as a laptop. According to Apple, the new iPad Pro is faster than 80% of portable PCs.

iPad Pro sports a 12.9-inch Retina display, with 5.6 million pixels and refined Multi-Touch technology. It is claimed to be the most advanced and highest resolution display ever in an iOS device.


This tablet comes with four-speaker audio to provide 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.

This tablet is packed with new 64-bit A9X chip, with third-generation 64-bit architecture, which according to Apple, provides desktop-class CPU performance and console-class graphics. It has ultra-fast wireless connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO technology, support for a wide range of LTE bands and other fast cellular network technologies (DC-HSDPA, HSPA+). It has powerful battery which is good enought to last for 10 hours depending upon your work, as stated by Apple.



Apple has also introduced for the first time Apple Pencil for iPad Pro, a precision input device available for purchase separately at $99, for drawing and sketching. The touch subsystem of the Multi-Touch display in iPad Pro has been redesigned to work with Apple Pencil to dramatically reduce latency and deliver incredible accuracy 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-in 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 new levels of creativity and productivity.


The other useful accessory available is Smart Keyboard, available for $169, which can be attached to iPad Pro’s innovative Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing. The Smart Keyboard is 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 a Smart Cover. The Smart Keyboard also works seamlessly with new QuickType features in iOS 9 to make typing even faster and easier.

iPad Pro runs on latest iOS 9, which brings proactive assistance, powerful search and improved Siri features while protecting users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow users to do more at the same time, while built-in appsecome more powerful with a redesigned Notes app, detailed transit information in Maps and an all-new News app for the best news reading experience on any mobile device.

iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and $1079 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB model. It comes in three gorgeous metallic finishes including silver, gold and space gray and will be available starting in November in US.


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