Apple’s super-sized tablet aimed at professionals is now available for purchase from the online Apple Store. Early this morning, the iPad Pro went on sale, along with notable accessories, the Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard.
The iPad Pro is available for purchase starting at $799 via the Apple online store and brick and mortar Apple retails stores. In fact, you can order an iPad Pro right now, and schedule an in-store pickup when the Apple Store opens later today.
Apple just posted an early morning press release announcing the arrival of the iPad Pro. Apple states that the iPad Pro will be available to purchase online starting on Wednesday, November 11, and will arrive in Apple retail stores, select carrier stores, and authorized resellers later this week.
The iPad Pro starts at $799 for the base model Wi-Fi-only version with 32GB, $949 for 128GB Wi-Fi-only model, and $1079 for the top of the line 128GB model with Wi-Fi and LTE cellular connectivity. All models come in the familiar silver, gold, and space gray color options.
Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro will only be available with a U.S. English layout when it launches in about two weeks, a move that might potentially discourage international users from purchasing the $169 accessory.
This has been revealed in the fine print that the Cupertino company quietly added to its German website, as first noted by German-language blog iFun.de.
As expected, Apple has revealed a new keyboard accessory for the just announced iPad Pro. The keyboard, appropriately named the Smart Keyboard, is like a Smart Cover infused with a keyboard. Apple has taken some of the technology forged in its MacBook line to create a low profile keyboard that works.