The iPad Pro goes on sale

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The iPad Pro goes on sale

Apple has announced that the iPad Pro will be available to order online from today.

Apple have confirmed that their 12.9 inch iPad Pro will start at £679 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model (almost twice as much as the iPad Air 2), jumping up to £799 for the 128GB Wi-Fi model and if you want the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model it will set you back £899.

This is Apple’s largest and most powerful tablet yet, so the big price tag isn’t really a surprise.

This massive tablet will be available in the classic Apple colours silver, gold and space grey.

The iPad Pro also comes with two add-ons, the Apple Pencil which is £79 which Apple says “opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like with a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.”

And the Smart Keyboard which is an extra £139. Apple’s overview of the Smart Keyboard states “The Smart Keyboard combines an array of new technologies and materials to create a keyboard like no other.* It’s a full-size keyboard that’s fully portable, and connects to iPad Pro with the Smart Connector, an innovative new interface that allows for a two-way exchange of power and data. Just attach the Smart Keyboard and start typing.”

Both accessories are only compatible with the iPad Pro.

To protect the new colossal tablet there is also a Silicone case available in white or charcoal grey which is a whopping £65 and a Smart Cover which is £49 to make sure the front and back are covered. 

The large iPad with a massive 2732x2048 resolution (264 pixels per inch), powerful A9X processor and Apple Pencil is clearly aimed at the professional on the go, so might not be for everyone but it is still a very impressive device.

It will be interesting to see how it competes with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which we think is likely to beat the iPad Pro on the software side of things but we doubt it will affect the sales of the new iPad. 

Luke Stanley