Ever wanted an iPad that’s bigger than your laptop but half the weight? The iPad Pro is for you.
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The iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch retina display, which is considerably larger than the 9.7-incher on the competition. This is a big screen, which puts it more in laptop territory than a traditional tablet. As Phil Schiller pointed out today, you can use a full-size software keyboard on it.
That display looks positively gorgeous: Its 2732×2048 pixels adds up to 5.9 million pixels, which is more pixels than the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Under the hood, the iPad Pro is running a new A9x processor, which is apparently 1.8 times faster than its predecessor the A8X. According to Schiller this tablet is 80 per cent faster than other portable PCs.
Here’s what you’ll pay for the new monster tablet.
Apple doesn’t have a price for the iPad Pro just yet, but it ships in Australia in November. We’ll update you if we hear more.
iPad Mini 4
Apple also snuck out a cheeky update to the iPad Mini line. The iPad Mini 2 is now the new entry-level model, priced at $369 while the flagship is the new iPad Mini 4.
Basically, Apple built the iPad Air 2 and shrunk the hardware down so it would fit inside the 7.9-inch chassis.
• 16GB: $569 • 64GB: $699 • 128GB: $829
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
• 16GB: $729 • 64GB: $859 • 128GB: $989
The iPad Mini 4 ships today. At the time of writing shipping times are between 4-6 days in Australia.
Luke Hopewell travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Apple.
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