Apple has made the 12.9-inch iPad Pro available for order online in more than 40 countries, including China, Japan, the UK and US. The tablet will also arrive at Apple Stores later this week, but you'll be able to place an order today along with the new Apple Pencil. Initial orders will ship on Friday.

Pricing kicks off at $799 for the 32GB Wi-Fi variant, or £1,079 for the 128GB LTE model, available in three metallic finishes. As aforementioned, Apple has also made the Pencil and Smart Connector accessories available for purchase, which will set you back $99 and $169 respectively. Not sure if the iPad Pro is for you? Check out our buyers guide for more details.

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, commented on today's announcement:

"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. 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."

Full list of markets where the iPad Pro is now available includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE, US, UK, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands.

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Source: Apple