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Apple received final approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on October 15 for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil ahead of their November launch. FCC regulatory documents show that Apple filed applications for both LTE and Wi-Fi models of the upcoming 12.9-inch tablet, as noted by G4Games.

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There are still at least two weeks remaining until the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are released, but FCC approval is typically one of the final requirements leading up to a new product launch. The new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, for example, received FCC approval in August prior to their release this week.

On a related note, Apple also recently added fine print on its German website that indicates the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro will only be available with a U.S. English layout at launch, as spotted by iFun.de. The accessory is not to be confused with the new Magic Keyboard, which will be available in over a dozen languages.

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iPad Pro will come in Silver, Space Gray and Gold, starting at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model. A 128GB Wi-Fi only model will also be available for $949, and a Wi-Fi + LTE 128GB model will retail for $1,079. Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will retail for $99 and $169 respectively as standalone accessories.

Article Link: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pass FCC, Smart Keyboard Limited to U.S. Layout at Launch
 

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Apple received final approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on October 15 for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil ahead of their November launch. FCC regulatory documents show that Apple filed applications for both LTE and Wi-Fi models of the upcoming 12.9-inch tablet, as noted by G4Games.

Apple-Pencil-iPad-Pro.jpg

There are still at least two weeks remaining until the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are released, but FCC approval is typically one of the final requirements leading up to a new product launch. The new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, for example, received FCC approval in August prior to their release this week.

On a related note, Apple also recently added fine print on its German website that indicates the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro will only be available with a U.S. English layout at launch, as spotted by iFun.de. The accessory is not to be confused with the new Magic Keyboard, which will be available in over a dozen languages.

iPad-Pro-Smart-Keyboard.jpg

iPad Pro will come in Silver, Space Gray and Gold, starting at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi only model. A 128GB Wi-Fi only model will also be available for $949, and a Wi-Fi + LTE 128GB model will retail for $1,079. Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will retail for $99 and $169 respectively as standalone accessories.

Article Link: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pass FCC, Smart Keyboard Limited to U.S. Layout at Launch

This is great and all... But I just want the blasted thing... now. Ha ha.


Kal
 

8KYUP

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It would be wonderful if Apple or Microsoft would fully embrace their new pen(cil)s and produce a desktop that takes advantage of that tech (and touch). I envision (read lust for) an imac 5K that has a simple tilt-flat articulating base and pen touch support under OSX. Both companies have more than sufficient tech to do so and as for demand, it is most certainly there. Surface Book sold out in 1 week. Lets get it going for larger form desktop use as well.
 

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I can't wait to see this in stores. The keyboard cover seems awkward, especially for Apple, so I am hoping that once I see it it will make sense.
 
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How about a killer device that combines the iPad Pro with the MacBook retina; it would use iOS when keyboard is detached and OS X when attached as default but could be switched to iOS with keyboard.. make it support the Apple Pencil.

Could this work?
Sure. All you need is some velcro to attach the iPad and MacBook together. Bonus: Two people can use it at the same time.
 

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I really wanted an iPad Pro but never wanted something so big that it would be cumbersome to take around with me. I will have to try one of these before I decide but I think I would much rather a normal sized iPad with a smaller top and bottom bezel with a quicker refresh rate to use the Apple Pencil. But I may use one yet and fall in love.
 
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mw360

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Isn't rollout releases which start in the U.S. a trend for Apple lately anyways?

It's only an issue if you're impatient. Impatience is funny.

It's not a US-only rollout. It's an international rollout with a US centric design. And Apple say nothing about it being temporary. Should German users be patient? For how long? When's the real keyboard coming? Why is it so difficult for a €169 keyboard (!!) to have a choice of layouts?
 

doelcm82

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It's not a US-only rollout. It's an international rollout with a US centric design. And Apple say nothing about it being temporary. Should German users be patient? For how long? When's the real keyboard coming? Why is it so difficult for a €169 keyboard (!!) to have a choice of layouts?
There's not that much difference between the US and German layout. It's reallz not that big a deal. You just need to keep a Yen attitude about it.
 

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No international Keyboard? What exactly are these guys smoking that they think the whole world uses the US Layout?
Sorry Apple but that is some Grade A ********.
For many people in the US a Foreign country is two states away.
I would expect that international keyboards will not be long before they become available.
As someone who uses at least three different KB layouts on a regular basis it takes me only a minute or two adjust.
 

8KYUP

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Yes, but with touch and without heinous.

Many elegant ways to do this. Wacom has good options for their 27
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Both Apple and Microsoft have resources to make that transition much more fluid and graceful. Apple could easily do this to the existing iMac form factor with relatively minor engineering and tech that they have already paid for.
 

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It's not a US-only rollout. It's an international rollout with a US centric design. And Apple say nothing about it being temporary. Should German users be patient? For how long? When's the real keyboard coming? Why is it so difficult for a €169 keyboard (!!) to have a choice of layouts?
It's probably easier to start with one style of keyboard, judge how well those sell and how well iPad Pros sell, and then have a better idea of the quantity they should go for when they start building international keyboards.
 
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