Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Big iPad Pro

Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Big iPad Pro


Design

At 12.9-inches, the iPad Pro is indeed the biggest iPad yet. It's just a hair thicker than the Air 2 at 6.9mm thick, but it packs a whole lot more pixels — 5.9 million to be exact. That's more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Internals

The iPad Pro is running Apple's new A9x processor, which Apple says is 1.8 times faster than its predecessor, the A8X. According to Schiller, the tablet is 80 percent faster than other portable PCs.

Photographers will be able to make use of an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as an HD FaceTime camera. But perhaps most notable about Apple's refreshed internals is the new four speaker design, which adjusts its sound depending on how you hold the device.

Apple says you'll get 10 hours of battery life on a full charge.

Apple Pencil

The creatively inclined will finally be able to use a stylus with their iPad. The Apple Pencil is a hyper responsive aluminum wand that can adjust to the pressure you put on it. It looks wonderfully useful, especially when it comes to drawing, sketching, coloring and practicing your cursive. Jobs would have hated it.

Smart Keyboard

Apple also unveiled a new smart keyboard that clicks into the bottom of the iPad Pro and appears to work much like Microsoft's Surface keyboard, serving as both cover and keyboard.

Price

Apple is really pushing the upper limit in terms of pricing (as they often do). A new, souped-up iPad Pro will set you back $800 for the 32GB and $950 for the 128GB version. Meanwile, the accessories will also cost you a pretty penny: The Smart Keyboard will be available for $170, while the Pencil will cost $100. In other words, you're basically paying for a laptop — albeit one that's thinner and more pixel-rich.

Do you think you'll upgrade to an iPad Pro? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!