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iPad Pro Arrives November 11, Will Start At $799

Two months after its debut at Apple's press conference, the iPad Pro is making its way to customers on November 11.

The new tablet features a 12.9-inch display with a 2732 x 2048 resolution, and it's powered by a 64-bit A9X chip, a variant of the new A9 processor. Our own Lucian Armasu wrote that the company claimed that the A9X was faster than "80 percent of portable PCs," but Apple didn't provide details as to how it measured that data.

The presentation also showed some new peripherals to go with the device, specifically a stylus and keyboard called the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, respectively. However, you will have to purchase them separately; the Apple Pencil is $99, and the Smart Keyboard is $169.

As for the iPad Pro itself, the Wi-Fi-only model comes in 32 GB or 128 GB storage variants at $799 and $949, respectively. The Wi-Fi + Cellular version only comes with 128 GB of internal storage and will cost $1,079.

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  • littleleo
    Let the Apple bashing begin!
    Reply
  • nbelote
    Oh, I love the idea of the device. My issue with it is that it has iOS and not OSX. It's not a productivity device, it's a consumption device. If it were OSX, I'd buy nothing but these for work.
    Reply
  • soccerplayer88
    Pro!? What is this, a Microsoft product? Jokes aside...

    It's basically a large iPod (unless you can make calls then it's a super large iPhone).

    Until they can step up to OSX in the tablet market Microsoft will be laughing all the way to the bank, so I'm not really sure who they are targeting.
    Reply
  • expunged
    I'm not really sure who they are targeting.
    Same people they always target, those that automatically think if it costs more it must be better. Double the price for half the performance. These morons thought Steve Jobs was great, no he just had a couple of good ideas that made him billions off the backs of Chinese child labor.
    Reply
  • owens
    Still running iOS.
    Still useless.
    Reply
  • turkey3_scratch
    16921991 said:
    I'm not really sure who they are targeting.
    Same people they always target, those that automatically think if it costs more it must be better. Double the price for half the performance. These morons thought Steve Jobs was great, no he just had a couple of good ideas that made him billions off the backs of Chinese child labor.

    Actually Steve Jobs was a highly intelligent business man and idealist who came up with products that would appeal to the typical consumer rather than the tech-savvy. He's one of the smartest men I know, and his money and company can support that statement.
    Reply
  • Skypine27
    16921991 said:
    I'm not really sure who they are targeting.
    Same people they always target, those that automatically think if it costs more it must be better. Double the price for half the performance. These morons thought Steve Jobs was great, no he just had a couple of good ideas that made him billions off the backs of Chinese child labor.

    Actually Steve Jobs was a highly intelligent business man and idealist who came up with products that would appeal to the typical consumer rather than the tech-savvy. He's one of the smartest men I know, and his money and company can support that statement.

    He's dead.
    Reply
  • apone
    Why does ultra high performance suddenly matter? It's still a tablet and as such will be used for the usual email checking, social media, music, web browsing, Skype, etc. which can easily be handled by the the iPad’s previous generation A8/A9 chips. Also funny how Apple users always clown Windows/Android users because they apparently preach hardware specifications (e.g. faster chip, bigger screen, etc.) but it’s okay when Apple does it?
    Reply
  • g-unit1111
    16921991 said:
    I'm not really sure who they are targeting.
    Same people they always target, those that automatically think if it costs more it must be better. Double the price for half the performance. These morons thought Steve Jobs was great, no he just had a couple of good ideas that made him billions off the backs of Chinese child labor.

    You are aware that Apple is not the only company that uses Foxconn to build their products right? Just about every piece of computer hardware you own comes out of Foxconn. And that includes cell phones (both HTC and Samsung use Foxconn), tablets, motherboards, flat screen TVs, game consoles, laptops, I could go on and on.
    Reply
  • toadhammer
    Why does ultra high performance suddenly matter? It's still a tablet and as such will be used for the usual email checking, social media, music, web browsing, Skype, etc. which can easily be handled by the the iPad’s previous generation A8/A9 chips. Also funny how Apple users always clown Windows/Android users because they apparently preach hardware specifications (e.g. faster chip, bigger screen, etc.) but it’s okay when Apple does it?
    The faster the cpu can get something done, the sooner it can go back to idle and consuming less battery. This is exactly the same as Tom's System Builder efficiency analysis.
    Reply