Apple has officially announced that the iPad Pro will be available for purchase on the official Apple website from the 11th of November 2015. The company has further said that, later this week, you might even find the iPad Pro at Apple Stores and certain carrier locations. However, let us note at the onset itself, that these dates will not apply to India, and as of now there are no details as to when it will release here.
The iPad Pro comes in two variants – Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi plus cellular. So, the Wi-Fi only iPad will e available at $799 (Rs.53,018) with 32GB internal storage, while the Wi-Fi plus cellular version will be priced at $1,079 (Rs.71,597) with 128GB of internal memory. The Apple Pencil will arrive at $99 (Rs.6,569) and the smart keyboard at $169 (Rs.11,214). Along with this Apple is also providing an iPad Pro smart cover in polyurethane at $59 (Rs.3,914) or silicon at $79 (Rs.5,242).
“The Early Response To IPad Pro From App Developers And Our Customers Has Been Incredible, And We’re Excited To Get IPad Pro Into The Hands Of Customers Around The World This Week.” – Said Philip Schiller, SVP Worldwide Marketing, Apple.
Apple is also going all out in the customer services department by announcing that a user purchasing the iPad Pro from a physical Apple Store will also be given the option of getting their device set up for them by an Apple Store representative. Furthermore, these customers can also have their email and other apps set up for them at the store for free.
Before you buy anything though, let us give you a small recap of the iPad Pro’s features. It comes with a 12.9-inch IPS screen carrying a 2048 x 2072 resolution with a pixel density of 265ppi. It runs on the Apple A9X SoC which is under the hood and has a 4GB of RAM inside. On the camera front, it comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 1.2MP camera up front. The battery is expected to last you about 10 hours of use between charges.
Let’s see when this much anticipated Apple device arrives in India. It would be interesting to see the response of the Indian market to the iPad Pro after the unexpectedly low sales of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Watch this space for all the latest updates.