The wait is over, and Apple’s much-anticipated larger iPad – the iPad Pro – is now available, along with a newly designed Smart Keyboard and for the first time, Apple Pencil, which revolutionises the traditional stylus. The iPad Pro is not only a bigger addition to the iPad line up (featuring a stunning 12.9 inch Retina display), but also has the best internal specifications for an iPad to date.
“iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad we’ve ever made, giving users the ability to be even more creative and more productive with the epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard. We can’t wait to see what they do with iPad Pro.” – Apple
With the A9X chip, the iPad Pro performs at 80-90% faster than most portable PCs, making the new model a great tool for many high performance processes such as video editing, multi-tasking, and even gaming. What’s more, the iPad Pro will take you through the entire day with these tasks, due to the impressive 10 hour battery life.
Included with the purchase of your iPad Pro are some excellent apps, available to download from the App Store, which allow you to get started straight away. Pages (word-processing), Numbers (spreadsheets), and Keynote (presentations) will allow you to manage common office/business/study tasks, while iMovie (movies) and Garageband (music) are easy-to-use and responsive tools to create and edit imaginative content.
iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard Pricing:
The pricing of the iPad Pro and peripherals are as follows:
- 32 GB Wi-Fi model: NZ$1,399
- 128 GB Wi-Fi model: NZ$1,679
- 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model: NZ$1,899
- Apple Pencil for iPad Pro: NZ$189
- Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro: NZ$319
The iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard are available via the Apple Online Store, and selected Authorised resellers from November 12th. Apple are also offering the new iPad Pro at discounted pricing with their Student and Teacher Education offer with a NZ$30 saving on each model. Simply purchase the iPad Pro from the Apple Online Store for Education.
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