Apple Unveils iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4; Devices to Hit Stores in November
Apple Unveils iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4; Devices to Hit Stores in NovemberApple Press Kit

Apple's eagerly-awaited flagship tablet iPad Pro has been officially launched in select regions across the world.

"The early response to iPad Pro from app developers and our customers has been incredible, and we're excited to get iPad Pro into the hands of customers around the world this week," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of Worldwide Marketing.

"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," he added.

The company has confirmed that the iPad Pro can be pre-booked at official online site Apple.com from Wednesday (11 November), while the device will be released in brick-and-mortar stores later this week in the US, the UK, Germany, the UAE, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and 42 other countries across the world.

As of now, the company is also yet to announce when iPad Pro will be made available in India. Also, there is no word on when the new iPad Mini 4 will be released. Stay tuned for more updates.

For the uninitiated, the new iPad Pro comes with a massive 12.9-inch display with 2732x1048p resolution.

Under the hood, it comes packed with the company's proprietary third-generation Apple A9X processor, which is said to be 2.5 times faster than the A7 processor.

It is backed by an M9 motion co-processor, which takes care of smaller functions, to take some load off the main CPU.

On the other hand, Apple iPad Mini sports a compact 7.9-inch screen, but the internal hardware is identical to what we see in 2014 series 9.7-inch Apple iPad Air 2. It boasts the same specifications as the A8 processor with an M8 motion co-processor.

Both Apple iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 are said to offer minimum of 10 hours of web-surfing in a single charge, and also house the same camera features: 8MP iSight camera on the back and 1.2MP FaceTime snapper on the front.

Apple iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 Price Details:

During the unveiling ceremony, the company confirmed that both the new iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 would come in three variants  — gold, silver and space gray — with price starting from $399 (€356/₹26,630).[ Check out the individual storage variants' price details in the table below].

Apple will also offer a couple of new accessories — Apple Pencil (rechargeable via Light port) and a Smart Keyboard (charcoal gray). They will cost $99 (€88/₹6,610) and $169 (€151/₹11,281), respectively.

Key Specifications of iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4:

Models Apple iPad Pro Apple iPad Mini 4
Display 12.9‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display
  • 2732‑by‑2048p resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
7.9‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display
  • 2048‑by‑1536p resolution at 326 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated displa
  • Antireflective coating
OS Apple iOS9 Apple iOS9
Processor A9X third-generation chip with 64-bit architecture
  • CPU: 2.5x faster
  • Graphics: 5x faster
  • Compared to A7
  • Also comes with M9 motion coprocessor
A8 second-generation chip with 64-bit architecture
  • CPU: 1.3x faster
  • Graphics: 1.6x faster
  • Compared to A7
  • Also comes with M8 motion coprocessor
Storage 32GB/128GB 16GB/64GB/128GB
Camera
  • Main: 8mp iSight camera with auto-focus, face-detection, back-side illumination, five-element lens, hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR photos, panorama, burstmode, 1080p HD video recording
  • Front: 1.2mp FaceTime HD camera, face-detection, back-side illumination, burstmode, faceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Main: 8mp iSight camera with auto-focus, face-detection, back-side illumination, five-element lens, hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, HDR photos, panorama, burstmode, 1080p HD video recording
  • Front: 1.2mp FaceTime HD camera, face-detection, back-side illumination, burstmode, faceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or cellular
Battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Network Wi-Fi + Cellular model (type: Nano SIM):
  • 4G-LTE
Wi-Fi + Cellular model (type: Nano SIM):
  • 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button, Wi‑Fi (802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 technology, Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button, Wi‑Fi (802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 technology,
Dimensions 395.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm
Weight 713 g (Wi-Fi only)/ 723 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular) 298.8 g (Wi-Fi only)/ 304 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Colours Silver, Gold and Space Gray Silver, Gold and Space Gray
Price [USA] Wi-Fi only:
  • 32GB: $799(€712/₹53,335)
  • 128GB: $949(€846/₹63,350)

Wi-Fi+ Cellular:

  • 128GB: $1079(€962/₹72,025)
Wi-Fi only:
  • 16GB: $399 (€356/₹26,630)
  • 64GB: $499(€444/₹33,310)
  • 128GB: $599 (€534/₹39,984)

Wi-Fi+ Cellular:

  • 16GB: $529(€472/₹35,310)
  • 64GB: $629(€561/₹41,987)
  • 128GB: $729(€650/₹48,662)
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