The iPad Pro is the newest, largest and most expensive member of the iPad family. While the smallest iPad, the iPad mini, features a 7.9-inch display and starts at $269, the iPad Pro comes with a massive 12.9-inch display and starts at $799.
The iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s brand new A9X processor paired with 4GB of RAM, while its 12.9-inch display features a resolution of 2732x2048. 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 support are included, and LTE connectivity is optional. We doubt that many people will be using the iPad Pro as a camera platform, but it includes an 8MP rear- and 1.2MP front-facing cameras.
The iPad Pro will be available with two pricey accessories, both of which will be also be available on November 11th. The $169 Smart Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a versatile productivity machine with a stain- and water-resistant QWERTY keyboard that doubles as cover for the glass display. The Smart Keyboard receives power and communicates with the iPad Pro using a trio of circular, exposed “ports” on the left side of the tablet.
The other accessory is the $99 Apple Pencil, which finally brings official stylus support for an iPad from Apple. While stylus products from competing devices (a la the Surface Pro 4) can last for months on a charge, the Apple Pencil calls it a day after 12 hours of use. However, a 15-minute charge is enough to get you an additional 30 minutes of battery life.
The base $799 configuration gets you 32GB of storage and Wi-Fi. The next step up is a 128GB Wi-Fi model which costs $949. The range-topping model includes 128GB of storage, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity for $1,049.