Apple’s new, extra-large tablet called the iPad Pro will be available to order starting Wednesday, Nov. 11 and in stores later during the week. The 12.9” Retina iPad displays 2732 x 2048 resolution at 264 ppi, and runs on the 3rd-generation A9X 64-bit chip rated 1.8x faster than the previous chip used in the iPad 2.
The iPad Pro also supports Multi-Touch, houses an 8 megapixel iSight Camera, and records 1080p video at 30 frames-per-second. Finishes are available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
Sales of iPads have fallen for seven straight quarters, so Apple is hoping this new iPad, that sort of blurs the line between laptops and tablets, will spur sales of the iPad brand.
Apple will also begin sales of accessories for the iPad Pro, shown at Apple’s September event, including the $149 smart keyboard (making use of the a new Smart Connector: three magnetic connectors on the side of the iPad Pro), and the $99 Apple Pencil (touch sensitive to heavier and lighter strokes).
The iPad Pro will sell for $799 (32GB Wi-Fi), $949 (128GB Wi-Fi), and $1079 (128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular).