Apple iPad Pro Pencil

With about two weeks left until the official launch of the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved both devices, GforGames reported today.

Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have received final approval yesterday, October 15, documents published by the FCC reveal.

Digging deeper into the FCC database reveals that the iPad Pro was registered as model number “A1652”. Both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models seem to have been approved.

The iPad Pro supports the latest Bluetooth 4.2 standard and three times faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, also known as Gigabit Wi-Fi.

The documents filed with the FCC indicate support for LTE Cat.4 connectivity on the cellular iPad Pro model, allowing a theoretical maximum download speed of up to 150Mbps, with LTE upload speeds limited to up to 50Mbps.

The iPad Pro starts at $799 for a Wi-Fi-only model with thirty-two gigabytes of storage. A $949 model with 128 gigabytes of storage will also be available. Interestingly, there’s only one cellular iPad Pro model: a 128GB version priced at $1,079.

Are you planning on buying the tablet?

Source: FCC via GforGames

  • Linton Findlay

    Hope they bring 3D Touch to iPads with the pencil. Feels odd using my 6s and then going to my iPad Air not being able to use the same time saving actions

    • Vince Reedy

      I think 3D touch for iPads not being ready is the reason they did not upgrade the iPad Air this year. That and trying not to affect sales on the Pro. My 6S+ arrived at my house yesterday and I’m flying home today so I’m excited to see how 3D touch works.

      • George

        If it wasn’t ready why launch a whole new iPad line knowing the next gen will have it?

    • 3D Touch is just a marketing buzz word. It brings nothing new that hasn’t been doable for years on competing platforms, and with jailbreak. Simply jailbreak you iPad and install the Forcy Tweak, done, you have 3D Touch functionality…

  • Guytano Law

    Can the pencil be used on previous iPad Models?

    • Jacques Hillaireau

      not at all…