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Apple today announced the iPad Pro at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The 12.9-inch tablet has a resolution of 2732x2048, which is 5.6 million pixels -- more than any iOS device and even the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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The iPad Pro has a 64-bit A9X processor that delivers up to 1.6 times faster performance over the iPad Air 2, with up to twice as fast graphics. Apple also says the tablet is faster than 80% of portable PCs shipped in the last 12 months, allowing users to run apps such as iMovie with desktop-class performance.


iPad Pro features a four-speaker audio system -- two speakers on each side -- that balance frequencies and put out up to three times the audio level of the iPad Air 2. The tablet also features 10-hour battery life, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, Touch ID, Smart Connector and Lightning connector.

Apple introduced two accessories for the iPad Pro. The first is a Microsoft Surface-like Smart Keyboard, which is built into a Smart Cover accessory and connects magnetically to the iPad Pro's new three-dot Smart Connector. The second is Apple Pencil, a stylus built using technology that can detect position, tilt and force.

Apple Pencil also calculate angle and orientation to produce both broad or shaded strokes. The Pencil also enables precision that allows artists to touch a single pixel. Apple says the Pencil's battery lasts for hours and that it can charge by connecting to the iPad Pro's Lightning charger.

Apple Pencil will retail for $99 while the Smart Keyboard will retail for $169. Both will be available alongside the new iPad Pro.

iPad Pro launches in November in silver, space gray and gold, starting at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model. A 128GB Wi-Fi only model will cost $949 and a Wi-Fi + LTE 128GB model will cost $1,079.

Article Link: Apple Launching A9X-Based 12.9" iPad Pro in November for $799+
 
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acblue94

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Seriously. A giant iPad. And runs iOS.




Apple today announced the iPad Pro at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The 12.9-inch tablet has a resolution of 2732x2048 pixels, which is 5.6 million pixels -- more than any iOS device and the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

iPad-Pro-Sept-Event-800x449.jpg

This story is developing. Refresh for the latest updates from Apple's September 2015 media event or follow our live blog.

Article Link: Apple Announces 12.9-Inch iPad Pro With A9X Processor
 
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Traverse

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Very impressive hardware. I wonder what this will mean for the rest of the line. But so far, it just seems like a big iPad...I guess it will take developers to really make it shine.
 
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Ok, so, I can't have been the only one that laughed when they introduced 'Apple Pencil' and the fact they had a video for it!

That said, like most of what Apple does, they manage to take something that other people have done, but advance and expand upon it. And actually making it really good. Easy to laugh at to begin with, but actually looks very useful!
 
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Kardinal1911

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I saw that too... Apples slowly putting everyone to work for them LOL
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Apple today announced the iPad Pro at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The 12.9-inch tablet has a resolution of 2732x2048 pixels, which is 5.6 million pixels -- more than any iOS device and even the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

iPad-Pro-Sept-Event-800x449.jpg

iPad Pro compared side by side with iPad Air 2

The iPad Pro has a 64-bit A9X processor that delivers up to 1.6 times faster performance over the iPad Air 2, with up to twice as fast graphics. Apple also says the tablet has 80% faster performance and 90% faster graphics over portable PCs, allowing users to run apps such as iMovie with desktop-class performance.

The iPad Pro measures 6.9mm thick and weighs 1.57 pounds. The tablet features a four-speaker audio system -- two speakers on each side -- that balance frequencies and put out up to three times the audio level of the iPad Air 2.

Apple introduced two accessories for the iPad Pro: the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

This story is developing. Refresh for the latest updates from Apple's September 2015 media event or follow our live blog.

Article Link: Apple Announces 12.9-Inch iPad Pro With A9X Processor
havent heard a WORD about force touch on this iPad Pro... Hmm... Makes me wonder
 
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