Apple launches 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Cupertino-based multinational tech company, Apple has launched a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, an all-new device which spots breakthrough features and advanced display technologies.

Launched yesterday, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just under one pound and features a new pro Retina display with greater brightness, wider colour gamut, lower reflectivity, Night Shift mode and introduces new True Tone display technology to dynamically adjust white balance.

The new iPad Pro spots a 64-bit A9X chip that rivals most portable PCs, along with a four-speaker audio system that is twice as powerful, new 12-megapixel iSight camera for shooting Live Photos and 4K video, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and faster wireless technologies.

The iPad Pro also includes support for the breakthrough Apple Pencil and a new Smart Keyboard cover designed to fit the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

“iPad Pro is a new generation of iPad that is indispensable and immersive, enabling people to be more productive and more creative. It’s incredibly fast, extremely portable, and completely natural to use with your fingers, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. And now it comes in two sizes,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Marketing.

He added, “…it is the ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users.”

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and a new rose gold metallic finish, and will start selling at US$599 (US) for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and US$729 (US) for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

Both iPad Pro sizes are available in offerings of 32GB, 128GB and a new 256GB capacity, the highest of any iOS device.

The device will be available for order starting March 24, 2016 from, and in Apple’s retail stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers on Thursday, March 31, in Australia, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

Customers in select countries will be able to order the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in early April 2016.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro wasn’t the only device Apple launched yesterday. A small but mighty phone – iPhone SE – was also launched.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

…and a quick one: Apple is the world’s largest information tech company by revenue, the world’s largest tech company by assets, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer.

Image Credit: engadget.

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