Order the Massively Epic iPad Pro This Wednesday, Complete with Pencil and Keyboard Michael Kwan November 9, 2015 News, Press Release The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro was announced in September, alongside the iPhone 6s and iPad Mini 4. And now, at long last, the “epic” sized iOS tablet of your dreams will finally be available for purchase in just two days. Should Microsoft and its Surface Pro 4 be shaking in its boots? After all, this is the biggest and baddest iPad to date, even if it borrows some inspiration from Microsoft’s tablet-esque laptop (or is it a laptop-like tablet). There’s the Apple Pencil, of course, as well as a Smart Keyboard accessory to make it a better productivity tool. The accessories will be launching at the same time, priced at $99 and $169, respectively. As far as the Apple iPad Pro itself is concerned, the WiFi-only 32GB SKU is getting listed at $799. If you want to go big with 128GB of storage, plus cellular connectivity, then be prepared to pony up $1079. That’s all in US dollars. Apple says the iPad Pro will start shipping to 40 countries on Wednesday, including Canada and the UK, as well as much of Europe and Asia. The press release below contains more information about this tablet with an “epic 12.9-inch Retina display [and] powerful 64-bit A9X chip.” [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Epic 12.9-inch iPad Pro Available to Order Online Wednesday & Arrives in Stores Later This Week iPad Pro Arrives in Over 40 Countries Including the US, UK, China & Japan CUPERTINO, California November 9, 2015 Apple today announced iPad Pro is available to order online on Wednesday, November 11, from Apple.com and will arrive at Apples retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers starting later this week. Apple Pencil and Apples new Smart Keyboard, also available to order on Wednesday, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro. The early response to iPad Pro from app developers and our customers has been incredible, and were excited to get iPad Pro into the hands of customers around the world this week, said Philip Schiller, Apples senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad weve ever made, giving users the ability to be even more creative and more productive with the epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard. We cant wait to see what they do with iPad Pro. The new, larger iPad Pro features a stunning 12.9-inch Retina display with 5.6 million pixels, the most ever in an iOS device, and groundbreaking performance with the new 64-bit A9X chip, rivaling most portable PCs. It is thin, light and delivers all-day 10-hour battery life* that users have come to expect from iPad. Apple Pencil for iPad Pro makes drawing and sketching feel remarkably fluid and natural, and delivers incredible accuracy for activities like fine art illustration and detailed 3D design. A built-in Lightning connector on Apple Pencil makes for quick and easy pairing and charging. Apples 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 attaches to iPad Pros innovative Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing. iPad Pro has already inspired developers of the next generation of advanced apps for everything from productivity, design, illustration, engineering and medical, to education, gaming and entertainment. iPad Pro enables new forms of mobile creativity that will help transform how creatives work, said Scott Belsky, vice president of Products at Adobe. With the larger iPad Pro screen and lightning-fast performance, creatives will be able to take full advantage of Adobes family of Creative Cloud mobile apps. For example, the ability to manipulate a 50-megapixel image right on iPad Pro in Photoshop Fix and then send that image to Photoshop CC on a desktop, for further refinement, is the kind of industry-advancing collaboration that millions of Adobe and Apple customers will benefit from. Creative thinkers worldwide use Paper as part of their workflow, designing everything from flow charts, to storyboards, to wireframes, to architectural sketches. iPad Pro is the ultimate platform for Paper, with a powerful 12.9-inch Retina display and A9X chip that deliver performance rivaling most portable PCs, said Georg Petschnigg, CEO and co-founder of FiftyThree. iPad Pro gives Paper users an even bigger and more dynamic canvas on which to rapidly capture ideas however they strike as notes, photos, sketches or diagrams. Procreate 3 is designed for iPad Pro to give artists a more immersive experience than ever before, said James Cuda of Savage Interactive. iPad Pros gorgeous 12.9-inch Retina display lets you create massive artworks: up to an incredible 16K in resolution. This new level of definition allows for large format printing and exceptionally detailed artworks. Procreate 3 is also built for Apple Pencil. Its remarkable accuracy, pressure sensitivity, tilt detection and palm rejection make Apple Pencil the tool weve been waiting for. iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are the new pad and pen, said Evi Meyer, CEO of 3D sketching app UMake. With its simple use and powerful computing capacity, designers can leverage these tools to reimagine their sketching experience and finally elevate their flat work to 3D. UMake, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil finally empower professional designers to embrace innovation, along with their creativity. Pricing & Availability iPad Pro starts at $799 (US) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and $1079 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB model and comes in three gorgeous metallic finishes including silver, gold and space gray and can be purchased at Apple.com, Apples Retail stores, select carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple Pencil will be available for $99 (US) and Smart Keyboard will be available in charcoal gray for $169 (US).** iPad Pro will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, US, UK, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands. New, Apple-designed polyurethane iPad Pro Smart Covers will be available for $59 (US) in charcoal gray and white. New iPad Pro Silicone Cases will be available for $79 (US) in charcoal gray and white. Every customer who buys iPad Pro at an Apple Retail Store will be offered free Personal Setup to help them customize their iPad Pro by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so theyll be up and running with their new iPad Pro before they leave the store. Anyone who wants to learn more about the new iPad Pro or iOS 9 can register for the free workshops offered at every Apple Store. * Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results may vary. ** Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro is available in a US English keyboard layout. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apples four software platforms iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apples 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!