In Short

The iPad Pro was announced on September 9, 2015 at Apple's annual event in San Francisco. The biggest iOS device to date, it boasts a 12.9-inch retina display at 2732x2048. That's 5.6-million pixels—more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro. And it's just 6.9mm thin and weighs in at 1.57lbs.

Inside, it's powered by Apple's 3rd-generation 64-bit processor—the A9X. It also offers 4 GB of RAM with 2x the memory bandwith of the A8X. It comes in silver, space gray, and gold, with 32 GB and 128 GB of storage. The 128 GB version also has optional LTE networking.

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To add to the immersive experience, Apple has also added a 4-speaker audio system for the first time in an iOS device, and it puts out 3x the volume of the iPad 2.

iPad Pro orders began on November 11, 2015, with in-store availability later the same week.

iPad Pro Specs

  • OS: iOS 9
  • Screen Size: 12.9 inch
  • Screen Resolution: 2732x2048 @ 264ppi
  • Screen Type: LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • Processor: A9X chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Coprocessor: M9 motion coprocessor
  • Storage: 32GB / 128GB
  • Cellular: 128GB
  • Front Camera: 1.2MP photos, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Backside illumination, Auto HDR photos and videos, Improved face detection, Burst mode, Exposure control, Timer mode
  • Rear Camera: 8MP iSight camera, Autofocus, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination, Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • Wi-Fi: Wi‑Fi (802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • GPS: Digital Compass, iBeacon microlocation
  • Sensors: Touch ID, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint: Touch ID
  • Height : 12 inches
  • Width: 8.68 inches
  • Thickness: .27 inches
  • Weight : 1.57 pounds
  • Battery: 3850mAh

The iPad Pro also features a Smart Connector that allows for accessory connections, like that of the Smart Keyboard. Also available is the Apple Pencil — an Apple stylus that makes the iPad Pro do all kinds of awesome. Apple Pencil uses force and multiple sensors to perform various actions that are incredibly low-latency and extremely accurate.