iPad Pro goes official on specs and more

The long-awaited mammoth iPad Pro was formally debuted yesterday and Apple announced that it would release in November. This is a mighty tablet that comes at a high price but should have plenty to offer. We have specs information, pricing and more details ahead.

We’ve already given news on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as the iPad mini 4 that have also gone official, and now it’s the turn of the new 12.9-inch iPad. The iPad Pro may be big but it’s extremely slim for its size. It also comes with support for the new Apple Pencil active stylus, which is an optional accessory.

We’ll begin with the specifications and it’s powered by the new Apple A9X 64-bit processor with M9 motion coprocessor, and has a 12.9-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 2732 x 2048 resulting in 264 ppi. It comes in internal storage models of 32GB or 128GB. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and just as you’d expect it runs the new iOS 9.

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The iPad Pro is offered in Gold, Space Gray, and Silver colors, and it features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Battery size is so far unspecified but Apple says it will give 10 hours of use. Measurements of the iPad Pro are 305.7mm x 220.6mm x 6.9mm and it weighs in at 713g for the WiFi version or 723g for the LTE variant.

US pricing for the WiFi iPad Pro is $799 for the 32GB model or $949 for the 128GB version. The WiFi + Cellular iPad Pro is a 128GB model priced at $1079. UK pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed. The Apple Pencil accessory will be priced at $99. Apple also announced a Smart Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro that attaches magnetically to the tablet offering a full-blown keyboard experience. The Smart Keyboard has a price tag of $169.

We’ll bring much more news, insight, and more about the iPad Pro over the coming weeks including prices for the UK, so do check back with us from time to time. Will you splash the cash for the new Apple iPad Pro? Send your comments to let us know.