Apple iPad Pro release date, specs: 12.9-inch tablet may release early November


The iPad Pro, the massive 12.9-inch tablet from Apple, may finally be available for purchase online starting later this month, and will be finding its way to Apple stores and retailers early November.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, the Apple iPad pro, along with the new Apple TV, will be available in Apple Retail Stores starting early November, a reliable source claimed. This is after the two devices from the tech giant becomes available for online purchase in late October.

The Apple iPad Pro, after being the topic of countless rumors and leaks in the past, was officially announced in a keynote event by the company last month. The tablet sets record for being the largest Apple tablet to date, boasting a retina display of 12.9-inches wide, with a 2048 x 2732 pixels resolution, and a pixel density rate of 264 ppi. The display is fully laminated, with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and antireflective coating.

It runs under the new Apple A9X chipset, a 64-bit processor that has twice the memory bandwidth of the previous generation A8X, and also boasts of twice the storage performance speed compared to its predecessors. This comes coupled with an M9 motion coprocessor. It packs 4 GB worth of RAM, and two variants of either 32 GB or 128 GB worth of built-in internal storage capacityhowever, no external microSD expansion support is present.

The iPad pro also features the new Apple Pencil, a Multi-touch accessibility accessory for the huge tablet is fine-tuned to be sensitive to even the slightest tilt and pressure, allowing specific response from each highlight, light stroke, or normal motion on the tabletwhich is what Apple boasts, an experience just like a traditional pencil.

Another one of iPad Pro’s new feature is the Smart Keyboard, exclusive to the device alone. The Smart Keyboard will be attached through the device’s magnetic smart connector, transforming the tablet to a laptop look, giving users 100% use of the display.

The Apple Pencil and the Smart keyboard are old separately, for $99 and $169 each, respectively.