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Apple said at last month’s ‘Hey Siri’ media event that its iPad Pro will arrive in November and DigiTimes later cited supply chain sources as claiming that shipments will commence, in limited quantities, in mid-November.

The fairly reliable Japanese blog called MacOtakara is now out with a new report saying the jumbo-sized iPad will hit store shelves in the first week of November as Microsoft gears up to launch a next-generation Surface Pro laptop/tablet hybrid.

The timeframe is reportedly based on MacOtakara’s reliable sources in China. The publication added that the Apple Pencil will be available when the iPad Pro launches.

Apple may have opted to release the iPad Pro earlier than anticipated because Microsoft is kicking its holiday season off with a press event in New York City today and a fourth-generation Surface Pro is expected to be among the highlights.

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The iPad Pro will start at $799 for the Wi-Fi-only model with thirty-two gigabytes of storage. A version with 128 gigabytes of storage will set you back $949.

The flagship 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Pro is priced at $1079. The Apple Pencil will cost $99 and the Smart Keyboard will be $169.

Source: MacOtakara (Google Translate)

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    Over 1000$ for an iPad?!

    • Matheus Lisboa

      Is an ipad for professionals. It’s not that expensive when you consider the use it has for those people.

      • Matt

        I don’t think these will be replacing Wacom tablets anytime soon so I doubt many professionals will be buying it unless Apple sponsors them.

      • Matheus Lisboa

        it’s not replacing… Wacom tablets require a computer, don’t they? The iPad pro gives the portability for doing sketches on the go whenever you want. It might not be the only place they’ll use, but i’m sure it will make the process of creation easier… and designers and visual artists aren’t the only ones, musicians (imagine using a lemur, synths and other controllers side-by-side) will find this actually pretty cheap when compared to midi controllers out there. Writers too

    • TJ

      It actually starts at less than that.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    I already had forgotten about this product.

  • Smeltn

    what game is that showing on the first picture?

  • Connecting Mac User 

    Microsoft Surface Pro4 has already slapped the iPad Pro. And besides, the Surface Book have just questioned the MacBook legitimacy. I’m not so sure about the iPad Pro now.. really.

    • Matt

      The Surface Pro 3 already slapped the iPad. The Sirface Pro 4 just makes it look like a toy.

  • Unknow Unknow

    It’s for pros but it doesn’t running any special software for pros that only thing is making lines with the Apple pencil it has to do something else can’t buy a big ass screen than does the same shitte and I can’t wait for the second generation of it tables are lame

  • FadiAlqo

    I think on this price should it wait till the new MBP release coz the iPad pro is so expensive 🙁